Mark Miller

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What makes Black and White photography so important to you?

Black and white photography is important to me because it helps create a timeless image. It is also a tremendous way to capture emotion and create a dramatic photo. I love how you can accentuate lighting and shadows using black and white as well. I believe that color only distracts from the emotions captured in a persons eyes and expression. To me B&W helps draw the viewer in and feel what the person in the image is feeling at the time. There is nothing more powerful than evoking emotion in someone through an image that I’ve created. 

What inspires you to create photographs?

 People and places inspire me to create photographs. I love to capture images the way I see the world and share it with others. I truly enjoy the creative process involved and it helps me see and appreciate the world around me. I enjoy seeing the reaction people have when I present them with the images I captured for them from a wedding, or portrait session. Being able to bring joy to someone and capture a moment in time through the work that I’ve done inspires me everyday to keep doing what I do. 

Why is Black and White Photography so important to the art world?

 Black and White photography is and always will be important to the art world. When you strip everything down to the basics of how we see and feel; black and white still captures drama, emotion, and light. Black and white allows one to focus on the composition and lighting without distractions from color or hues of light. It’s also a great way to accentuate the patterns and lines through composition. If you want to create a powerful and timeless image you can’t go wrong with black and white!

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