Black and White

Visual Poetry of Melancholic Joy

Images to this ongoing collection include some of my favorite photographed subjects. They were taken in a moment's setting when the day, time, hour, and second spoke an unheard story that could only be told with observational patience. Images are originally shot in color with a digital camera. Then, I convert each image into a monochromatic grayscale. As they are stripped of their color, they begin to reflect a neutral state of “just being”. Although not human, like humans, when “naked” they become vulnerable to arrive as they are. To me, black and white images convey a colorless vulnerability that has a paradox of beauty and sadness. A deep contrast of black and white exemplifies this "visual poetry of melancholic joy."

Please visit my Print Gallery to view my collection of select black and white images.