A better way to fall

Today I had another shoot with Yaelle (I think we need to do a book or something), and she asked me why I almost never shoot black and white. My answer was that it just doesn’t really feel like ‘me’. I am a color lover. Shooting b&w could make my life easier (there’s much more choice in black and white film, especially in low light conditions), but in the end I think I should do what I love most. And that is color. I feel like I can love a photo that is in b&w, but I won’t love it as much or as long as I would a color photo. It’s just a personal preference, I guess.

But during a shoot with Pamela a while ago, I found myself to be without color film (after using more of it than I expected to, blame the inspiring model). And what was the only film left lying on the shelf? A black and white Kodak Tri-X film I bought months before, thinking I should really try that one out sometime. But the occasion never occurred until I had no other option…

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Credits
Model: Pamela van Kruijsdijk
MUA: Kathleen Van Walle
© Els Vanopstal

2 Thoughts on “A better way to fall

  1. Oh yes, I’m very much thinking of you as a color photographer, but you do b&w really well too, especially in the last two, with the mysterious shadows in the margins…

  2. Wow. Zwart-wit gaat je anders ook geweldig goed af, hoor!

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