Matthew G. Beall Photography
I am an American vision driven fine art photographer in Germany subscribing to the idea that you don't take a photo, you make it.
Although I capture an image using a camera, I make a photograph using my artistic vision. Most of my fine art photography is Black and White or, if you'd like, Monochrome. Yet, there are time when my vision is in Color.
A Few Thoughts: Black and White Photography
There has always been something dramatic, timeless and gripping about well made black and white photographs that resonate with me deeply. Not that there is anything ‘wrong’ with color – there are many color photographs that strike a chord with me- but the purity of black and white photography simply reaches within the core of my being. Black and white has artistic and emotional qualities that are just sometimes not possible to achieve in color photography. It is these qualities that attract me to this genre.
The emotional power of a black and white photograph is an appealing quality that captivates and speaks to the viewer. This emotional appeal or language of light, shadow, texture, shapes, composition, tones, moods, and the feeling of timelessness activates something primal within each of us that curiously draws you in.
© Matthew G. Beall Photography 2011 - 2012