Black and white pictures


There’s a phrase of Ted Grant I love.

It says: “When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”

And I’m using it even if it’s kind of a photographers cliché, because I couldn’t agree more.

Black and white picture of mom holding her newborn in the livingroom with a calm smile, with her toddler next to her playing with a cellphone

I want to emphazise emotions.

I take black and white pictures because I want to focus on the expressions, the things I feel while I’m shooting, the feelings I’m capturing.

I want to avoid distractions

I want that when my clients see their pictures, they just don’t care if their clothes are matching colors, I want them to see how much joy they grow together.

Amsterdam family and baby photographer

Because black and white images are timeless

Black and white photos seem to transcend reality and take you back to a time gone by.

And the lights gets magical

Black and white photography don’t need the golden hour to be magical or spectacular.
As there’s no color, light stands out and there’s nothing more than light drawing the silhouettes and emotions of the moment.

Toddler girl on the table painting her own legs with temperas. Natural style photographer. Amsterdam.

But what about color pictures?

Yes, I also deliver color images. There’s a lot of those on my portfolio and I love them too.

But if color is not adding to the story, I would probably choose to deliver it in black and white.

Do you like black and white pictures? Or do you preffer color ones?

Let me know what you think in a comment below or let’s connect, I’d love to hear from you.