Editorial portraits set a tone and tell a story about the subject. We chose black and white for this shoot to accentuate Brock’s crisp new suit and his rugged handsomeness. A good suit should look classic and timeless, and we shot each portrait in the same style. Brock has incredible features and a face that tells an intriguing story, so it was easy to capture his intrigue in every shot.
Why Shoot Editorial Portraits in Black and White?
Black and white creates contrast that is exciting to look at. Some backgrounds can be messy, distracting, or dingy, but by capturing in black and white it highlights clean details.
Brock’s eyes speak directly through the picture. By making the background nondescript, almost abstract, the photos are timeless; the wonder and uncertainty let your own mind fill in the details. Great art doesn’t tell you what to think, but rather sparks a journey of thought that is unique to each viewer.
Shooting in black and white also focuses on crisp lines and details that color can otherwise distract from. It gives power to the negative space, creating a strong focal point. These details just can’t help but add story and intrigue.