Photography has only been around for 150 years or so but is seems like there is an age-old fascination with photographs, contemporary residences and semi-minimalist trends. A wall of smartly framed black and white photographs can create a contemporary, modern look. Adorning our walls with prints and photographs, especially if they are cohesive with the same monochromatic color scheme can take decorating with black and white photography to new new heights thanks to improved cameras and the growing inclination to use neutral colors and muted tones.
Fine are photography from artists such has Edward M. Fielding have never been easier to obtain and the size of prints possible from modern cameras allow for room dominating, sofa sized prints to be created.
In the past 35 mm prints started to look grainy in larger sizes and maxed out when they were enlarged to anything over an 11 x 14 but new digital prints look great in huge sizes on paper, canvas or metal prints.
Black and white photography says smart, sophisticated, modern despite being around for the longest. Color photography still seems to suggest family snapshot if its not displayed correctly while with black and white photography its easier to create a wall of images that look like they belong together.
With home owners and designers sticking to backdrops in warm earthen shades of cool muted tones, an image in color can often disturb the flowing form. Black and white photographs add uniqueness, depth, character and style to walls without upsetting the color scheme of the room.
Black and white images appear to be more timeless than color images. Removing the color makes it more difficult to put an exact date on a photo. A lack of color in a photograph often accentuates the light and shadows.
Many fine art photographers prefer black and white images for their tendency to distance the subject matter from reality. Humans see the world in color, and a rendition of the world in monochrome makes us pause and look closely. Removing color from a picture helps the viewer to focus on a subject’s emotional state.