“I’ve been forty years discovering that the queen of all colors is black.”– Henri Mattise
Black and white photography is a wonderful media for creating intimate portraits because the lack of color immediately simplifies the image, causing the viewer to focus on the real subject of the photograph—you—instead of their clothing or surroundings.
Sometimes the nature of the portrait subject demands that the image be photographed in black and white.
There are also some trendy aspects associated with creating images in black and white. Motion pictures and fashion magazines periodically “rediscover” black and white as a way to reproduce photographs that look different from what’s currently being shown. Right now, we’re seeing a higher than normal demand for black and white portraits, such as this one at left, than previously was the case.
Which brings me to a question we’re often asked: “I see that some of your photographs are in color and some are in black and white. Do I have to choose how my images look right now.” You’ll be glad to know the answer is no.
We have a special technique that lets us shoot two different images—one in color, one in black & white —at the same time and when you’re being photographed we will show you the results on the camera’s screen so you will have an idea of how the finished portrait will look. The final result is up to you and you can change your mind—even after a session. How it looks is all up to you.
Please contact us via the Contact tab above and tell us what you have in mind and let’s schedule a photo shoot. Call us today to make and appointment for your own unique intimate portrait.