There are some locations I go to and they scream black and white to me because of the ambiance. For me, great black and white images fall into two categories: very dramatic with stormy skies and bold compositions and at the other end of the spectrum a calm and minimalist composition.
~ Helen Rushton
Color is descriptive. Black and white is interpretive.
~ Elliott Erwitt
I find that with black and white I go straight to the person. In color, I am more worried about the light, the clothes, the setting, etc. It is more complex. In black and white, it's the person who is important.
~ Harry Gruyaert
Life is like a piano; the white keys represent happiness and the black show sadness. But as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also create music.
Black and white photography erases time from the equation.
~ Jason Peterson
What the human eye sees is an illusion of what is real. The black and white image transforms illusions into another reality.
~ Ruth Bernhard
Take your time with your composition; black and white images need to be strong to work well. With my black and white images I am always looking for bold textures, contrast between layers and lines in the composition to draw my viewers through the image.
~ Helen Rushton
Photography is an art form like no other. It allows you to instantaneously capture time, and at the same moment, fade the colors of day into night so that you can print them out again and give them to the world, in the purity of black and white.
~ Andri Cauldwell
Black and white photography is a perfect lie. We must not let color destroy this image.
~ Patrick Summerfield
Life is like a good black and white photograph, there's black, there's white, and lots of shades in between.
~ Karl Heiner
Some people like living in black and white worlds. Let them stay there. Appreciate all the colors you see in your world though.