Thoughts on black vs white in photography, approach, technique, etc:
Black vs White
The interesting thing about black and white photography:
A photograph which is all black is meaningless. A photo all white is meaningless. A photo needs BOTH the white AND black.
Furthermore, inherent in the black or white portion, there is a dot of the other extreme:
For example in the white space, there is a black dot. In the black space, there is a white dot.
In the context of my black and white photography, I see a strong and stark contrast between the white and black region in my photos:
Extreme action or extreme tranquility?
Another yin and yang concept:
Perhaps the most effective types of images are the ones which have a stark yin-yang contrast between the extremes.
For example, the extreme zen photos:
Then the extreme action photos:
Don’t focus on only one extreme
I believe the notion of yin and yang is this:
Extremes don’t exist. They’re simply different sides of the same coin.
And we need both.