Dark Matter

By definition, black and white photography is one of the forms of visual technology that is captured in any monochrome format in which its main characteristic is the absence of color.  The term “black and white” is used when these technologies include multiple shades of gray in addition to black and white, or when white and single color tones such as sepia are used.

But beyond the definition, black and white photography is an artistic element of great visual and emotional impact.  It seems wonderful to me to see how all the colors of the spectrum disappear completely to be represented in a gray scale, where all their grace and vividness are reduced to their minimum expression but that somehow they are still there, differing only by the intensity of light that each one reflects.

It seems undeniable to me that the simplicity and strength that black and white have at the same time convey a wide range of feelings and sensations to me.  For example, the feeling that the old saying “everything in the past was better” speaks of and its implicit elegance when I see an old monochrome photograph of my city.  Or the sobriety and seriousness that a human portrait gives off.  As well as the immense peace and serenity that is felt when contemplating a landscape totally deprived of color.  In any case, black and white photography, despite being the pioneer and being the only option in a not too distant era, will continue to be present in the photographic panorama given its great artistic potential.

“Dark Matter” is a self-taught workshop driven mainly by my great interest in product photography.  This interest has inexorably led me to experiment, not only with lighting and color, but also with lenses and angles. Experimentation that has not been limited only to the capture of the product itself, but also to digital editing techniques and with which I seek to make a different photographic approach to something as common for a photographer as his work equipment.