While black and white photography was once the norm because there was no other option, in the modern and digital age we’re in now — it’s an option amidst a sea of hundreds of others. Its simplicity is what has made it stand the test of time.
There are so many things wrong with this article. Well, I’ll start by pointing out ridiculous it is to use the third person, when the first person writing doesn’t know our ass from our elbow. (Yeah, I get it; you’re a team. Still . . .)
You’d have to go back more than eighty years, to a time when black-and-white was the only (readily available) option for photography. Is b+w an option “amidst a sea of hundreds of others” today? I’d like to know what only the first hundred are.
As for b+w’s “simplicity, are you nuts? It’s far more complex to shoot a successful b+w portrait for a myriad of reasons.
Furthermore, if color is not an integral aspect of any given photograph’s composition, it’s been my experience throughout fifty years of shooting b+w portraits, that it can detract from the depiction of character I’m trying to illustrate. Then, again, many portraits simply don’t work unless they’re color.
Please! If you’re going to write about photography, learn how to do it first!