My Love for Black and White Photos

I’ve always had a loving relationship with black and white photography. The mysterious feel, the timeless look and the play on contrast are just a few reasons why I love them so much. David is a colorful person and I’m the dead opposite, a monochrome being. He loves bright, happy and cheerful colors while I love the mystery implied by the monochromic feel. I still enjoy editing my color photos, but there’s always that ONE picture that deserves to be preserved.

I grew up seeing the famous images of Yosemite National Park by Ansel Adams. Partly because I grew up in Fresno, California which is known as “The Gateway to Yosemite”.  Seeing the beautiful work of Ansel Adams and Yosemite with my own eyes is magical. It amazes me how Ansel Adams captured the essence of Yosemite perfectly and elegantly. My heart still flutters at the timeless beauty he created through photographic preservation. I studied Ansel’s work to learn his monochrome shooting technique. I will likely never master his technique, but I sure am gonna try to create and perfect my own.

I want to share my black and white photographs with you. In the hopes that I can move you just as Ansel moved me.