Left, right, center. The order in which I suggest you view these images.
I was recently asked if I’m driven to photograph more by subject or composition. My reply? It depends on how I’m feeling, really.
A real life example
I didn’t know I was going to stumble upon this crowd outside of the Civic Opera House a few nights ago. To passersby it was a bit chaotic, and for me it all went silent. I started to look for subjects but I was more interested in composition.
These images tell a different story when in color. Soon I’ll share a new project, a night at the opera, all its images processed in black and white. I want to evoke a different emotion with that project.
Something that’s just come to me: I almost always process in color, although one – and soon to be two – of my selected works are black and white. Food for my own thought.
So, yeah. To look for a subject or composition, or even to process in color or b&w, it’s all about feel for me. And with left, right, center, I feel color.