Street life – Black and white or colour?
I recently had a little evening wander around Silvertown and North Woolwich in east London with my camera. I tried out some cityscape photography – with mixed results, mostly not particularly great.
I am drawn to people and I think I photograph people better.
So I was very happy when I was winding my weary way back to the DLR, not terribly happy with what I had accomplished and rounded a corner to find great excitement with a whole community and police gathered on the street. A car being driven by a group of ‘youths’ had just crashed into a load of parked cars. The action was all over but lots of people standing around gave me a great opportunity to photograph those gathered. The trouble is, I can’t decide if I prefer them in black and white or colour.
I’d love to know what you think.
And this was taken earlier in the evening at North Woolwich looking towards the Thames Barrier. I think this works better in colour because the red lights are lost in black and white.