Black & White is an amazing medium for photography, in my opinion it captures things that colour misses.
These four photographs are all amazing shots which capture stunning scenes.
London 1951-52, Robert Frank- This photograph caught my eye by the way the photo is split in two. It shows a line of business men walking down the street walking past a man trying to take a load off the back of a truck. Seemingly not giving the struggling man a second glance, the pedestrians continue to walk by. I just really enjoy the contrast between the two sides of the photo.
London, 1951, Robert Frank- This photo is one that captured my eye straight away. The figure on the left is in full focus looking right through the lense, walking in the completely opposite direction to others on this street, it has created an eerie scene with the cloudy appearance as well, it’s fascinating, the longer you look at it, the more detail you gain..
Los Angeles, California 1969, Gary Winogrand- I like this photo because of the way it is framed. The adults in the picture are paying no attention to the disabled person in a wheelchair on the left however, on the right there is a child looking directly at them. It kind of represents an innocence of childhood I believe in the way the child is intrigued to find out why they are there. The lighting in this photo is also cleverly manipulated in the way it is putting the three women in the centre, in the spotlight, when they are not the only key focus in this frame…
Untitled, 1950s, Gary Winogrand- This was a photo I chose, I believe because of the moment it has captured. In a city scape, a figure is being shown as a free form, not holding up to any restrictions. The men on the right side look as though they are joining the moment but are leaning in almost as though they are wanting to join in, or maybe rescue the figure if something goes wrong. However, I see a lot of joy in this picture, matched by the balloons barely seen on the left hand side. Even the bird on the right side on the billboard is high in the sky, it represents a certain freedom as well.