If you go to my Ello page, you will see something peculiar.
There are a ton of Black & White images with lots of views.
They are the photos with the most views. No color photo has more views than any other B&W photo.
In other words, they are pretty popular. At least there.
There is a sort of different level of popularity on my B&W instagram page, but I’d just started with that recently and I have not given it the proper care it deserves. (I’ll need to suck up to the Instagram Algorithm Gods in order to get more followers).
And the thing is, I love Black and White photography.
My father had a large collection of Life Magazines and I remember expending a lot of time browsing those pages. Maybe that’s the reason why I love photography so much!
Is definitely the reason why I love black and white photography…
I grew up wit the classics. My first photography book was all in black and white (I think my father still has it).
I also love Street Photography, and there is consensus that good street photography is black and white photography. At least is my consensus. :-)
But color is such a bitch!
It hits you when and where you least expect it. It saturates those photo receptor cells and fells the viewer with pure and unadulterated joy!
I am conflicted…
On a recent walk, I took this picture: