I love a good black and white photo. Don’t misunderstand me — I LOVE color. But I think that is just because I love drama, which can be created through dramatic color, or dramatic line and shape. This is kind of one of the great debates of art history — do you illustrate through color or line? Do you side with Delacroix or Ingres?
My answer is that I love them both, but I pretty much avoid anything that is in between. Go bold color or totally black and white, commit to color or commit to line — none of that muddied, dull, fuzzy stuff.
Which is why, when we were in that colorful Canadian paradise, I also took some black and white shots that I loved. What better lines than those lines of mountains carved by ancient seas and glaciers? Than trees that reach up forever and deserted roads?