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THE 62TH - FAQ PART 4



Hello and welcome to a new blog post my cute little kitties,

and it has been awhile ago that I answered some questions which you were through email and twitter:
So I wanted to do a FAQ again.
If you want to read the recent FAQ again, I will provide the links to the post again:




So here we go with Part 4.

1. (from Caroline is Moskow) When did you start to do photography.
I started to do photography when I was 12 years old, so I am a mature already in doing this profession. I went to a museum in Berlin and there was a art gallery of New York and building photography. That is why I fell in love with photos of buildings. We also had a work shop in school where the topic was about photography and art. So I started to do my first photographies in school and after that visit in the museum.

2. (from Agnieszka in New York) Why did you decide to focus on Black and White Photography? So why does black and white photography command such acclaim? 
One reason is that colour is a distraction. It takes attention away from the visual building blocks of a great photo; texture, tonal contrast, shape, form and lighting. A photographer shooting in black and white has to learn how to use all these elements to create a memorable image.
Another reason is that color photography, much of it mediocre, is so abundant that black and white makes a refreshing change.
From an artistic viewpoint; color depicts reality. Black and white is an interpretation of reality.

3. (from Scott in Alabahma) Which objectives shall I focus on when I want to start doing some B&W photos.
This is a pretty question. I would say follow your heart. Follow your mind. Follow your passion.
I do prefer landscapes, architecture, and street style and travelling pictures.

4. (from Carol in Hong Kong) Who are your role models in B&W photography?
All photographers need inspiration. Here are some of my favourite black and white photographers, past and present:

Ansel Adams
Perhaps the world's best known black and white landscape photographer, Ansel Adams is remembered for his beautiful photos of the American landscape. Adams was a master of black and white printing processes and pioneered the zone system, a method of analysing exposure to produce high quality black and white prints.

MartÌn Chambi
A Peruvian photographer based in Cusco who photographed the beautiful Andean landscapes and the indigenous people of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Bob Carlos Clarke
An English erotic photographer who sadly comitted suicide a few years ago, Bob Carlos Clarke was recognised as a brilliant commercial and erotic photographer.

Karsh
Karsh was the pre-eminent portrait photographer of his time. His subjects include Winston Churchill and Ernest Hemmingway.

David DuChemin
www.pixelatedimage.com
(See the Ladakh and Classic India galleries)
Travel photographer David DuChemin has a beautiful portfolio of black and white photos taken in Nepal and Tibet. His images of buddhist monks are timeless and evocative.

Andrew Farrington


Nick Brandt
Fine art photographer Nick Brandt is famous for his black and white photos of African animals and landscapes.

Zhang Jingha
(Mixture of color and black and white images).
A freelance photographer from Singapore, Zhang's black and white portraits and fashion photos are simply beautiful. (www.zemotion.net)

Lara Jade Coton
(Mixture of colour and black and white images).
This young English photographer has created her own unique black and white style.

Xavi Fuentes
A beautiful portfolio of seascapes.

Zoriah
Zoriah is a photojournalist who travels to the world's conflict zones and troublespots, recording the stories of the people whose lives are affected by political and economic turmoil.

5. (Aaron in Sydney) Do you model, too?
Not really. I do not try to focus on that but sometimes I do model photography also where I am in front of the camera. But I am not really a big fan of that. So I do not want to try to hard. 

And this it. Keep those question coming and for all those of you who read until the end are allowed
 are allowed to comment on that post by using the key word BIBLOVE and ask further questions.

Stay tuned for a new photography post tomorrow and until then I wish you a wonderful day, do what you want to do, enjoy the life, and 

be safe, be classy, be an artist.
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