Black and white photographs exhibit character. Shooting for black white images requires a working knowledge of black and white. You have to be able to see in black and white.
I make photographs because I want people to view, read, and understand how I see the world within which we live.
The art of photography, as it really is, requires a certain level of skills. Mainly on a technically proficient level.
Photographs can communicate to both the photographer and viewer. The act of making a photograph in of it’s self is a form of communication. Photography is both subjective and literal. Both can exist. Just not on the same plane.
The act of seeing a photograph is of it’s self a form of comminication. How we see an image is how we compose it. Thus, how we see results in a message communicated through a set of visual clues. Photographs communicate based on how photographers want you to see, think, read, and feel about their images.
The act of viewing a photograph also communicates. Often, this is an end result for some photographers. How one reads a photograph can be interpreted as communicating.
Pictures are worth a thousand words, but photographs are priceless.