Black & White Photography Is An Art Form

I am perfectly aware, that I tend to discuss this particular topic quite a bit, so bear with me. It will be over soon.

So, I’m assuming you all know my opinion on Black & White Photography. I absolutely, whole heartedly, completely, irrevocably, truly love it (too dramatic?) Hence, why I tend to include a generous amount of these images in my blog ( who am I kidding, a lot of these). There’s just a certain aspect to this type of photography that gives me goosebumps. Some people avoid it, I welcome it with open arms. Don’t get me wrong, I love colourful pictures just the same. It’s 50/50. How lucky am I? To dabble in both types of photography.

This picture in particular, I captured on the night of Lily’s Jewelry & Accessories event, featuring the fabulous hat maker, Margaret O’ Connor. This was a great opportunity, to delve into my creativity. I loved just standing back, taking it all in. With being a photographer, I have become accustomed to observing. I am very observant. Often times it appears as I am daydreaming, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I am aware of everything; every movement, every gust of wind, every laugh shared with friends, every landscape that includes rolling hills, every falling leaf, every blossoming flower. Observing the flourishing world around you, is quite therapeutic. Nature is a blessing.

So, with that. I shall conclude this rant, or as I like to call “my ramblings”. I am currently enjoying what Black & White photography has to offer, and cannot wait until my collection of lenses expands, so I can see what the world of photographic technology has to offer. Hopefully, it won’t be too scary and advanced. Am I the only one fearing how quickly technology is developing? What happened to the days when I only worried about my Tamagotchi, or when I neglected my Nintendo’s Puppies, or when I was afraid but also extremely tempted to press the Internet icon on my fabulous flip phone, because I liked to live on the edge. Those were the days. Mind you, I sound like an old woman, reflecting on the many years of her life (must I remind you, I am only 20. A truly old soul.) Jesus, more rambling. Okay, enough. See ya.

Happy Thursday!

-Alice, xo

P.S. Photography is magical.

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‘Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.’

-Dorothea Lange.

 

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