Black and white photography, what’s the appeal?

Fall is just around the corner and my two daughters are back in school. We are back into a routine and I am now able to focus my attention on some of the things around our house that have been neglected due to summer fun. I have been wanting to freshen up some d├ęcor in our home and update some pictures on our wall. Especially in our dining room since fall and winter bring more people to gather inside around the table. While we were in Asheville on vacation there was a lot of local art and it got me to thinking “why don’t I have any local art in my home?” I live in a beautiful beach town and I wanted that represented in my home. I’ve grown up in this town and have a beach spot that my family I use still till this day. I decided that I wanted black and white pictures of this location hanging on our wall. Why black and white? Well, I’ve always loved black and white and feel like it gives off great emotion. Black and white photos emphasize texture and expression of light giving it that powerful notion behind the photo. It really makes you focus on the composition and lighting. Here are my three favorite from our local beach spot.

Do you love black and white photography? If so, I would love to see it!

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