As an avid photographer, this is a choice I often struggle with… Obviously there is no definitive answer, it’s pure preference. The world we live in is full of color, and often we want images that capture and represent that well… but every once in a while, there is a photo that just seems to tell it’s story a bit better in black and white.
Black and white is a look not all appreciate; It seems most of the people that appreciate have at least some interest/experience in photography. I think it’s these people that appreciate black and white when it’s used “correctly”… sometimes the lack of color ads some metaphorical meaning to the art… and other times, the color is just a distractor from the subject or the storyline of the image.
Anyway- here is a photo I took back in October, with a little help from my very good friends Jimmy and Davie…
Do you like it better in color, or in black and white? (click the image to view full-size)