Black and White Photography and Calligraphy

If you have a passion for black and white photography, does this mean that studying calligraphy (black paint on white canvas) can also give you artistic insights and good “creative cross pollination”?


  1. Reference old black and white photos of yours which you like, and make a calligraph of it. You can also just refer to your own visual memory.
  2. When you’re out and about, instead of photographing something you consider beautiful, use your iPad or phone (Zen Brush app) to make a quick calligraph of it instead?
  3. When we make calligraphs of people, the calligraphs look like people. For example the head, a woman reclining or the shape of a human arabesque.
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