There is such beauty, sophistication, and intrigue in a black and white photograph. The balance of white and black and all the greys in between.
While digital cameras have allowed everyone to become a photographer, which is a beautiful thing, however, I miss the art of black and white film photography. Photographers like Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Edward Weston, Sally Mann, just to name a few. They knew how to truly ‘paint with light’. If they didn't capture that image on the film, there was no magic wand that they could use in the darkroom to change that image. Of course, there are darkroom tricks to create the perfect image, but the perfection of the photograph started with the photographer understanding their camera, the film, the light and the subject.