One very important difference between color and monochromatic photography is this: in black and white you suggest; in color you state. Much can be implied by suggestion, but statement demands certainty… absolute certainty. – Paul Outerbridge

This weekend my daughter and I took a little road trip to Milwaukee to visit some friends and see the new Color Rush exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum. If you have any interest in photography I highly recommend you check this exhibition out! It covers the first 75 years of color photography in America and was curated very well.
So interesting to see how color photography began and how it’s evolved over time, especially how it was initially not considered an art form. Hard to imagine that being the case today. While I often convert my images to black and white there are just certain images that absolutely need to be seen in color, the color is the story, it adds an undeniable quality that would not be there had the image been shot in b&w. This exhibition, and every image within it, conveys the impact color can have on the viewer.
That being said, here I am posting images, once again, in black and white. The Quadracci Pavilion designed by Santiago Calatrava is one of my favorite pieces of architecture/art and there is something about it that, to me, lends itself particularly well to black and white processing
 
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Abstract shot of a Harry Bertoia sculpture

 
 

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  1. These are phenomenal! Many are what I dream to shoot when I finally make it inside of this place. So far, I've only shot the exterior. Great shots, Angie!

    1. Thanks Chris. I need to bring a wide angle the next time I visit. So many other shots I'd like to get. Can't wait to see what you get when you make it inside!

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