I think if I could shoot in black and white for the rest of my life I would. I know that most people would disagree with me but black and white photos have always held a special place in my heart. It always adds a bit of mystery to an image and as dramatic as it sounds I feel like the lack of color amplifies the emotion the artist is trying to convey.
Now don’t get me wrong I love a colorful shoot as much as the next photographer but I don’t ever think I will get over the way black and white images make me feel, whether I am creating them or just admiring other’s work.
Shooting with my daughter and watching her grow through my lens has added a level of purpose I didn’t know my work would have. Sally Mann was always a huge inspiration to me, especially the images of her children, but I think for the longest time I appreciated her art for the beauty and composition, never really expecting I would understand the feeling that goes behind it.