6 January 2012

Black and White Nostalgia

A photographer once said to me, “If all else fails, make it black and white!” What is it about black and white photography that allures and enthrals us? Why is it that we associate these images with ideals of glamour, elegance and beauty? Much like the effects of a Polaroid, black and white photography denotes certain references and reminders to the vintage eras of the past, drawing nostalgic ties to iconic moments in fashion history. The purity and raw aesthetic that is created through black and white photography allows for the true emotion to be captured and placed at the forefront of the image, it is stripped of all outside influences and presented in its most original creative form.