Last Updated on 12/02/2015 by Chris Gampat
What makes black and white photography so important to you?
I view the world from a spiritual perspective. All that I “see” is an illusion, a reflection of my inner life, whether I am conscious or unconscious of all that makes up my inner being. Black and white is important to me because it simplifies the illusion for the moment captured, strips it down to light and dark allowing me to feel and explore those shades of gray after the moment has passed.…
What inspires you to create photographs?
Photography is a treasure hunt for creativity and perspective which I’m inspired to gather more of every day. Because I feel that our entire experience of life is in constant motion and change, including the objects we observe, every moment is unique. To capture a fleeting moment is exciting, and the ability to look back on a photograph and notice what I could not perceive, or give my full attention to, in the present moment is a gift. …
Why is black and white photography so important to our future in the art world?
Black and white photography is elegant, raw, and personifies life in shades of gray. Nothing in our illusion can be taken at face value; there is always a different perspective to explore and what is true today may not be true tomorrow. Black and white photography offers an important contribution to the art world by freezing moments in motion with our most basic building blocks of life: light and dark.