Tell Me A Story In Black And White


“Colour is descriptive.

Black and white is interpretive.

~Eliott Erwit~

All of life is open to interpretation.

This includes art, specifically, in this case, photography. I’ve been enjoying trying different ways of editing my images to tell stories for a little while now. But I hadn’t considered the above quote, and I started to look at how my edits changed the narrative behind the pictures.

I had another image in mind for prompt week, but spent the afternoon climbing with a friend who has a massive lycra fetish. I don’t “dress to impress” him as I don’t wish to lead him on, but it did remind me of a picture I took a while back. They are the same capris I wore when we went kayaking and I hadn’t known about his taste in clothing!

The picture I remembered was a pre-run image, curves encased in bright, tight lycra. Never meant for here, just a moment of pride that I wanted to share with Sir. The colourful original is a really cheerful photo, but it doesn’t take much imagination to see the happy woman who wears them.

What would I think, seeing my patterned posterior in black and white?

What story does this behind tell you about its owner?

Sinful Sunday



Tell Me A Story In Black And White was first published on A Leap Of Faith.


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