Paul Simon was wrong

Woman Reading

One of my favorite Paul Simon quotes was “everything looks worse in black and white.”   While I’ve never been a believer in making monochrome images for their own sake, sometimes an image has some indefinable quality in black and white that makes it the better choice.  Making monochrome images does not automatically infuse a photograph with any magical qualities, and they are certainly don’t become “artistic” just by removing color.  Each image is unique, you have to do what’s best for that single image. (more…)