Someone recently emailed me and asked me why I “never” shoot in colour. They went on to hypothesize that it’s because I either shoot film at high ISOs or with small sensor cameras also at high ISOs neither of which is conducive to colour.
Maybe in some part, they are right. Although, I don’t much agree with the way they worded their guess. I think I more or less shot what I feel and how I feel. If I feel like a photo is color, then it is colour. Walking to work today, I felt like this photo would be colour, so it is.
I’m not sure what the point is in restricting creativity by thinking only in black and white or colour. Of course, when I shoot film it’s one or the other. But, usually when I’m thinking that way I have an idea of what I’m going to do before I go out. With cameras like the Ricoh I had today I just take photos however I may feel.
I suppose the moral of the story is to just shoot how you feel. Limiting your creativity based on the idea that you see the world a certain way is bullocks. You may very well see one frame in black in white. You may see 95% of them that way. Point is, creativity should have no fucking limits.
And most fucking definitely shouldn’t have any rules.
I also decided to post this, a black and white version of the same photo.