Welcome to my first new weekly post!
As you’ve seen, Black and White Wednesday is the newest addition to my categories, and it will consist of me posting a black and white photo every Wednesday – pretty self explanatory – though perhaps my motivation behind this weekly post is not. So, let me explain:
What most of you don’t know is that over summer last year I sold my guitar, and in a way I felt like I sold a piece of myself with it. I know that sounds really dramatic, but I used to sit in my room for hours on end strumming and writing away, searching for a melody and lyric that went together. I guess I could say I have music to thank for my love of writing, as lyrics and songs were the first kind of writing I ever did. So, naturally, having lost an artistic outlet, I needed to fill it with another.
I decided that as I had previously occupied myself with audible art, perhaps it was time to delve into some visual art. I did a bit of searching around and read some reviews and the next thing I knew, I had a gorgeous DSLR sitting in front of me, waiting to save me from my creative drought.
I am still very much a beginner when it comes to photography, though I have always felt that black and white is truth and honesty whereas colour is creativity and imagination. At some point I will get around to posting some colour photos, but right now I just want to focus on the truth, as it is something I have always struggled with.
I’d like to start off my Black and White Wednesday tradition with this photo of my dad that I took on his 60th birthday. He is sat on our front porch looking out onto the harbour. As posed as it looks, I promise to you that this was taken completely candidly – you will soon learn the detest I have for posed shots. Why is it truthful? To me this photo screams truth; it is a man coming to terms with his age, but not forgetting he is still young enough to have a drink. But I won’t say anymore so I don’t contaminate your own opinions. I give you, Black and White Wednesday: