What makes black and white photography so important to you?
It is difficult to explain but more than probably the fact that most of the photographs that have really impacted me from the masters are in B&W. I read from one of them that when you photograph someone in color you get his/her dress but when doing in B&W you get his/her soul. When I first saw one of my all-time favorite photo: Sally Man – Candy cigarette (http://theredlist.com/wiki-2-16-601-799-view-existentialism-profile-mann-sally.html) I was completely mesmerize by the expressiveness and all the story behind her eyes and behind the whole image. So, definitively B&W is getting more and more important to me because you can be even more expressive with the message you want to share with the audience. If one day I´m able to accomplish my real goal, which is to see someone crying in front of one of my photographs I´m convinced that that photograph will be in B&W 🙂
What inspires you to create photographs?
Almost 10 years ago my cousin, show me a portrait photography that she took of my daughter after she had lots of fun surfing. Since that day I´m more and more in love with what photography offers us as an almost unlimited mean to express ourselves.
Why is black and white photography so important to our future in the art
Art=emotion – So this is a simple question to respond. B&W Photography is in my opinion much more expressive so, much more capable to transmit and generate emotions so, it will always be closer to art. I can not conceive the future of art without B&W photography.