Jorge Garcia

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What makes black and white photography so important to you?

For me black and white allows me to see past the distraction of color and focus on the emotions of the subjects. I think it also helps the viewer focus on the subtleties of the image such as people expressions, gestures, geometry of the scene, and the beauty in the tones of light.…

What inspires you to create photographs?

I love to explore new places and see new things. I take great joy in walking the streets and observing people live out their day to day life. I want to capture, as best I can, the sense of the street. Its smells, movement,and energy. Life happens on the street. I am obsessed with trying to capture it in 500th of a second moments that quickly dissolve away into nothing. I guess I am in it for the chase.…

Why is black and white photography so important to our future in the art world?

I feel creating black and white art is an important part of developing ones vision. Whether they be a photographer, film maker, or painter, black and white can teach you the fundamentals of light, tones, and geometry. Beyond that, black and white images have this ability to simplify images. It gets rid of a lot of bullshit and allows the user and viewer to focus on what is important, the humanity in frame. Not its surroundings and material garbage that we kill ourselves trying to collect. Black and white is the ultimate equalizer. Everyone looks beautiful in black and white.

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