Night life – Black and white or colour for atmosphere?
No photos of the snow I’m afraid. I haven’t been well enough to go out in it or had to work to earn a crust instead of galivanting around with a camera. But I’ve been wanting to share these photos that I took before Christmas.
I took this in Mayfair – one of the most exclusive areas of London. But that doesn’t stop it having disused buildings. This poorly lit street has a sense of foreboding. This photo could have been taken at any time in the history of photography (though obviously not in colour).
In trying to convey that sinister sense of foreboding I converted it to black and white. I think the black and white gives it something but I’m not sure that it has a more foreboding atmosphere than the colour photo; it is probably less dramatic but more timeless.
I’d love to know your thoughts. Which do you prefer – the black and white or the colour?