The Art of Black and White Photography (12 total)


“Capturing in colors is photography, capturing in black and white is art,” says Joel Tjintjelaar. Looking at his magnificent portfolio, it's easy to see what the Dutch photographer means…

Tjintjelaar removes color to unveil the true essence of objects, situations, sceneries, and people. Instead of using bright pigments to seduce viewers, he focuses on capturing emotion and people's hearts.

” A camera is just a piece of hardware with no mind, no soul, no artisticity, just an object that records a situation, unbiased and emotionless,” he says. “I'm not interested in the vision of a piece of hardware, I'm only interested in the vision of the artist with a mind and soul, who will alter the image to his reality. It's the difference between photography and art.”












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Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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