Why is color photography the best ?

Indeed, color photography is the best, here is why :

– because God did not create Man with black and white vision.

– because life is not all black, nor all white. It is mainly in between.

– because you can transform colors in B&W, but can’t do the reverse.

– because of Quentin Tarantino and Kar Wai Wong.

– because light browns work so well with orange. A grey is a grey.

– because Benetton would have gone bankrupt without colors.

– because the fifties are long gone, get over it …

– so are the forties …

– because B&W photography was never an aesthetics choice, but a technological one.

– because HCB, Capa and Frank could not afford color film.

– because any shot can look good in B&W, yet it takes skill and taste to match colors together.

Obviously, I am joking here, I am a big fan of B&W and most of my library is made of B&W street photography book. But admit it, this shot below would have never worked in B&W. 😉   (click on picture to enlarge)

Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F2.0, 1/1500, ISO200

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