Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/19

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Subject: [Leica] Re: B&W vs Colour (was "National Geographic")
From: Andrew Nemeth <>
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 06:32:07 +1000

Ted Grant <> wrote:

>"When you photograph people in colour, you photograph their clothes!
>But when you photograph them in B&W you photograph their souls!"
>As in meaning the B&W is more revealing as it shows the innerself.

I know this is said tongue-in-cheek, but you're *completely*
wrong here Ted.

"B&W is dumbing-down"

"Mislead in B&W, tell the truth in colour"

And to close with Russell Miller at p.4 of "Magnum - fifty
years at the front line of history":

"If colour film had been invented first, would anybody even
<I>contemplate</I> photographing in black and white?"



Andrew Nemeth
Blue Mountains, Australia


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