When I think of black and white photos .. I think of the olden days.. like… you know.. my mom and dad’s era and before.. A romantic period of time that was all black and white. The photos were glorious in that you just can not determine when they were taken. There is something so special about them that it makes me want to go back to that time and meet all of the folks in the photos. I think that black and white photos are more interpretive. When photos are in color you can often guess the era and sometimes even the location the photo was taken.
“I think it’s because it was an emotional story, and emotions come through much stronger in black and white. Color is distracting in a way, it pleases the eye but it doesn’t necessarily reach the heart.” – Kim Hunter
I think that is why I love black and white photos. With black and white, you can get away from the distractions and focus on the content. It’s like an Alfred Hitchcock show. When you are not allowed to see all of the details, your mind has to make up what is not obvious. It’s more attractive and more mysterious in my opinion.
A final few of my favorites from the past. Just can’t get enough of the black and whites.