Friday, May 13, 2011
André Paul Guillaume Gide, winner of Nobel Prize in Literature once said, “The color of truth is gray.” May explained why even in the new millennium with all the technology and tools available, photographer around the world, of all ages, sexes and races, still attracted to black and white, particular so for the photojournalists. But this post is not about arguing black and white and color, which I did a number of times in my blog.
Color to me in an option, and as the grayscale, color too, has many shades and hues and saturation. Because it is very much a subjective issue, base on each ones preference, one may Google all possible definitions, and perhaps they are all right. But to me, it is as simple as an option.
For example this image, taken for a lighting company, Lamptitude, was of course shot in color, with Phase One P65+ on Hasselblad H2 camera, de-saturate in the raw conversion. Of course the image is taken with minimum color intended for later graphic application but also, a personal preference, a more understated approach would allow the image more room of imagination.