Here is a sneak peak at my photography portfolio. Though I think of myself as a very colorful human, I have a deep fascination with black and white photography. There is a melancholy to a black and white image that I find captivating as well as an element of honesty. I see the reduction of color as a means to further explore the intricacies of our surroundings and ourselves. We see more when we are presented with less. As such, the first half of my portfolio is sans-color.
Much of my professional work so far has been promotional photography for musicians. I love working with passionate people and find musical artists to be easy muses. This and the following few photographs are from a recording session at The Record Company in Boston, MA with singer/songwriter Cara Wehmhoefer.
Perspective is another fascination of mine. The simplicity of black and white allows a shift in focus to the most basic elements of an image such as shape and composition. With this magnification, we can find new ways of looking at the structures around us, be they man-made or organic.
Of course, there is great power in color as well. The vibrancy of the world around us is difficult to capture, but with color we can come close to portraying the complexity of things. A saturated image is an amalgamation of intricacies, similar to how overtones build an auditory image around a fundamental (if my reader is musically inclined). As we zoom in on detail with black and white, we step back to a full moment with color.
There is much room for play with photography. I find reflections a fun medium, here a photograph through a glass door mimics a double exposure.