Like everything else, photography is not immune to fashion trends. Remember the 90’s black and white photographs with a single colour (like the red of a rose) or the sepia of the early 2000s, and just recently, the vintage look?
Look at those photos now and you will see how quickly they have aged. On the other hand, black and white photos, regardless of when they were taken remain timeless.
Black and white photography brings artistic composition to the foreground and lends ‘magical quality’ to wedding images that can’t be fully explained with words; maybe it’s because of the drama in the shadows or the subtleness of tone. When I shoot in black and white, I want the viewer to feel connected to the subject.
Black and white photos also inspire us to fully explore the images and look for ‘stories’ behind them. This goes hand in hand with what I try to achieve with my photography- to tell the story of a certain moment in a wedding and for couples to re-live their wedding day long after it has passed.
How often have we come across old photographs and wonder ‘how and what were the people in the photograph doing or feeling at the time?” With the loss of colour, we instinctively force our eyes and mind to look for something deeper: to look at things in more detail.
I have been asked to pick my favourite black and white photographs that I have taken over the years. It’s not an easy task but here I share with you some of my favourites. I hope that you will find the story that awaits to be told in each one of them.