Mallards on the Stoop (Four Photographs)
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From my earliest days in photography black and white was king, color was not out of bounds but certainly not considered the caliber of black and white. There was reason to give greater consideration to monochrome images. Most people did not have the very expensive and complex tools etc. to develop color photos, while black and white processing could be done easily at home and the work crafted to perfection. With the advancement of photography, color and black and white became equals so far as processing goes (home kits in the 70s and 80s for color processing and then digital leveled the field). Off the rack magazines and now newspapers have mostly switched to color. And yet black and white still has a certain cachet in fine art photography. From my perspective, processing black and white photographs takes more work, more judgment and more time. Funny how the tables have turned.