Last Updated on 12/16/2015 by Chris Gampat
What makes black and white photography so important to you?
Black and white photography is timeless. Its communication at is finest, a simple way of transmitting the forms that shape our thoughts without interference. Information is available directly without any distraction, without any mood or sensation created by color. I can compose to show only what I experience in terms of light. I want others to see my truth, one I can create and that isn’t their usual.
What inspires you to create photographs?
The concept that there is no of present nor future, that I can captures the way I see light, patterns and shapewithout any context or reason inspire me.
I don’t want to show what is the real world, I want to show what’s happening while we aren’t paying attention, that the light can be the only subject of attention.
I like to show the details that shape our life on a day to day basis, thing that we aren’t usually looking at.
Why is black and white photography so important to our future in the art world?
Art is changing fast but one thing remain for sure: we want authenticity and truth.
Sure this can be obtained with color but black and white will always be a big winner when it comes to preserve memories and transmitting emotion because everything looks simple yet beautiful at the same time.
The future of anything lies in its past, so but continuity black and white perpetuates what was once a technicity into a stylistic choice. In other words: “Less is more”.