Black and white photography is stunning. Not all images work in black and white. But when they do, WOW, they really work. And for this reason, I give a mixture of colour and black and white images on my clients private viewing gallery. Some images are just crying out to be black and white. Some images work in colour only and are just as stunning.
There seems to be something about black and white photographs. They seem to evoke emotion. They are certainly classic and timeless. Black and white images make people see things differently, they give people a different focus. Sometimes colour can be a distraction. Black and white enables one to focus on the image which creates an emotional connection, evokes a mood, makes a statement. The simplicity of a black and white image makes one see things differently. The light is captured in a different way, again evoking an emotion on a deeper level.
I am currently working on putting together a gallery of black and white photographs of my family in my home. Grouped together on the wall, black and white photographs are just so beautiful, timeless, pieces of art.