Cloudy days are ahead, the warmth of the sun about to be tucked in the skies. Take a breather from your color negative films and shoot in black and white! Start simple by finding extraordinary lines and shapes in your daily life.
With the absence of color, we are given a world at its most basic and primal: the shapes and lines that build the forms in the world. Black and white photography lets us see what's usually invisible as we are typically distracted by the splash of colors around us. It's inherently magical and abstract.
“Black and white photography is truly quite a ‘departure from reality', and the transition from one aspect of visual magic to another was not as complete as many imagine.” – Ansel Adams
This set of images from the Lomography Community highlight how natural textures and builds of the real world can transform and take the audience in another dimension. Without having to always know and be certain of the subject, we make our own, distinct understandings of these images. As American photographer Elliot Erwitt would say, “Color is descriptive. Black and white is interpretive.”
Do you have a flair for expressive greyscale shots? Pick a partner among Lomography's Kino B&W Film Family and turn every scene into a masterpiece.