Colour

It seems kayak season is over with the first dusting of snow.

People that follow my photographic journey probably have figured out that my work heavily leans toward black and white.

Back in the late 40s early 50s there was a brilliant photographer Ernst Haas. Haas strength was in black and white. He live for the chance to shoot for Life Magazine. His big break came as a blessing and a shocking challenge. He was called up to fill-in for someone and to his horror was handed rolls of colour film. What he did with those roles redefine colour photography.

Haas became the worlds leading colour photographer on his first shoot. If you take his early colour work and turn them into black and white they they lose every sense of being. In essence he selected colour when colour was the essence of the image.

This image of the kayaks would fail in black and white.

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