Why I love Monochrome/Black & White

9 months ago 9
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I started my career as a photographer shooting black and white for a daily newspaper and concentrated on that kind of work for many years.  I still believe that monochrome is the best way to learn to see graphically and I’m thankful I started that way!  The only problem with color is it an actually can become the subject itself, with monochrome you have to use tones, shapes and lines to more effectively tell your photographic story!


These are a few of my favorite monochrome images, I hope you enjoy them!





I hope you agree that I really “nailed” that last one!!!


You don’t deserve that kind of abuse!!!




the pilgrim

9 Responses

  1. David W says:

    You have a couple of images I’ve seen before (in color, I think) and several I have not. All are wonderful and challenge me to get better at the art and craft.

  2. Beautiful work as always.


  3. Bill Fortney says:

    Thanks Dave, you’re very kind!

  4. I love seeing your work…Thanks Bill for the inspiration. I needed the boost it provided today. God Bless. EHW

  5. Rodney McKnight says:

    You and Jack have inspired my love for monochrome! Thanks!