They say black-and-white is the soulmate of street photography, as it transcends the essence of the photographs in to works of art.
Mexico-based photographer Moisés Rodríguez’s geometrical urban collection is proof of his monochromatic mastery.
Geometry is often considered as the strict and stiff aesthetic, but Moisés’ oeuvre breaks this preconceived notion. An aficionado of black-and-white, he paints the city with it to create minimalist, subtle yet powerful shots of intimidating lines and shapes.
Though his monochromatic and geometric signature dominates, his photographic street narratives does not rely solely on these. Human presence, high contrast, back lighting and post-processing are necessary.
He also relies and uses public structures to create the shapes for him; shadows and light alike.
However, his palette preference actually runs deep. It does not merely come from an aesthetic taste best paired with street photography, but from curiosity as well.
Moisés believes that the world is already in color; black and white is something that is needed to “create”.
Watch out for our interview with Moisés soon here in Lomography. In the meantime, visit his portfolio, Instagram and Facebook for more of his works. All images used are with permission from Moisés Rodríguez.
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