On black and white photography.
What is it about the black and the white
That evokes much emotion
In all its simplicity and elegance?
Monochrome has a surreal magic
That captures your attention
Strangely beguiling almost misleading
For it blurs the truths that appear
In the vividity of colour.
Yet it provides a stark definition
Devoid of any colour, yet not lifeless
It emotes through simplicity
Through the play of light and dark
Creating sensibilities and sustaining drama.
Both evocative and enigmatic in its elements
Inspite of the hidden hues.
Reminiscent of old world charm
Of a translucent transparency.
A simplification of the complexity.
A composure of composition.
A completeness of capture.