Saturday, December 12, 2009

Mood Evoked By Black and White


"Castle Tower"
Digital Photo

I remember a photographer friend of mine was exhibiting at an art fair with me saying "I notice you're not doing photography anymore. Why not?" Sometimes I think life takes dips and turns and creativity is like that too. That's why I'm thankful that I have various creative mediums to reach out for depending on my feelings and emotions. What best expresses how I feel at any given moment? I think the subject matter has to appeal to me as well. The Beverly Unitarian Church has so many cracks and crevices to explore, with much hidden spirituality that begs to be shared. Black and white photography can evoke mood, emotion and mystery that sometimes color photography cannot do. Thus the lack of color in these images here. If you look closely at the photo above, you can see the parted window curtains where I had my art exhibit set up just beyond. What an environment to tantalize one's imagination!



"The Alcove"
Digital Photograph

Here is where I had my art exhibit set up. You can see the foreground silhouettes of my art prints, etc. Tucked away from everyone else I was for the day. I liked feeling a bit hidden back here. Besides, I could look out the window and dream, dream of being a princess waiting for her Prince Charming. Although my Prince Charming was sitting on one of the church's stairwells reading a book, a girl can never have too many Princes with charm in her life, can she?


"Window and Staircase"
Digital Photo

Values of light and dark and shades of grey in-between can really evoke mood. And hopefully, the viewer will wonder what is going on here. I leave out pieces of information so the viewer can fill in the blanks. I learned this in creative writing class, and have applied this philosophy to my photography and painting projects as well. I enjoyed going inside and outside "The Castle" walls to capture the difference ambiances that were portrayed. The late afternoon shadows were casting interesting shapes throughout.


"Within the Windows"
Digital Photograph

Back outside I went again, looking for reflections cast through the glass. Light, then dark, then light again seemed wonderful for perspective. Elena has often seen ghostly reflections in her creative pieces, and Suz mentioned the church is said to be haunted. Enough said. My curiosity invoked now, I stared more closely at my photos to see what was hidden there. One never knows who is lurking around, unwilling to leave these earthly realms.

So here is my black and white photo exhibit for the day. I find that if I can take a meaningful photo, at least in my eyes, and then elaborate on it through the written word, I feel very content. Utilizing a black and white theme here seemed to evoke the mood I was after. I don't have to be locked into color all the time, which is very freeing. Thank you, Elena, for inspiring me by posting some black and white photos on your blog, by the way. Thank you, Suz, for telling me to open some doors. Peeking through curtains doesn't hurt, either!!!!

20 comments:

Suz said...

Those are Fabulous!
The staircase one is so moody...I love it.....more please

butterfly woman said...

Happy Birthday to you, my dear. Can only imagine what a special gift rocking your grandson was, is and will be! Hope we get some pictures of that.
Yes, mood depicted in black and white. I enjoyed writing this post and sharing the photos. It all went hand in hand, my creativity flowed.You inspire me with your writing, Suz.Teaching me the value of emotional impact with words. Now go eat some birthday cake!

Elena said...

Great photos! My favorite is of the staircase and window. I love black and white; so much mystery. And you my dear are doing great with Trust.

Laura said...

What can I say black and white are always a favorite of mine...using the strongest element Value... really like them.

Carol Anne Strange said...

These images are fantastic, Bev. Your creativity is awe-inspiring, and it's wonderful to see you working with a range of mediums for expression. Sending you my best wishes for the festive time and I hope the New Year is amazing. x

Doris said...

I have to concur with the others, the stairwell invoked imaginative memories. I loved Grandma Lein's long stairway to the attic bedrooms, and the closet that had a window inside! Looking out those windows...

april said...

Love your story and imagination about these photos, Bev. I can imagine the prince coming up that staircase.

Amit said...

In the old days one used to learn photography by taking B&W negatives, processing them yourself and then making enlargements with a projector and batches of stinking chemicals.
Black and white photos

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