Timeless and classic black and white portraits for children and families
Although I always shoot in colour, I sometimes think in monochrome in order to produce timeless and classic black and white portraits for children and families.
Black and white still has the power to strip away, simplify and in some case literally place a spotlight on the thing that you’re trying to say in a picture. It de-clutters backgrounds, clothing and hair, allowing you to say something simple and quiet or shout something bold and striking. I prefer to do all of my black and white editing manually, picture by picture.
It’s no different from how they used to have to think when they were making movies in black and white. Some scenes will look interesting in colour but remarkably flat in black and white unless you can inject some life into the scene (looking for stronger differences between light and dark, or putting in artificially if it isn’t there.
If you’re interested in a bespoke black and white session, do please get in touch. There are plenty of locations in and around Canterbury as well as a studio just outside of city.