B&W photographs are somehow very mysterious to me. The way pictures look different in these monochrome shades, light and darkness. I often ask myself: “Why do B&Ws transpire most the emotion perceived in a photo?” Here is my attempt to answer that question using the Lomography B&W 120 (100iso) film.
I believe there are many reasons to why B&W film have that particular characteristic of adding more “emotion” to a photograph. Maybe one of these reasons is because photography, at it’s birth was in B&W, therefor we subconsciously relate to the vintage essence of photography. Or is it maybe because of the lack of colors that we are able to see things deeper in the photos… ? Nevertheless, I tried taking different subjects to see if the B&W effect applies to all types of photographs.
After scanning my negatives, I can say that this is an excellent and easy access film that gives great results. Blacks are deep and hard to grain, Whites are bright and look almost burned but with a slight hint of grey. Simple and effective !
It was easy for me to realized that the Lomography B&W film is an excellent example on how simple shots can become very emotionally complex.
And I like to believe that knowing this, you subconsciously change your approach on how you see things and therefor evolve and Lomo-on !