Black is not a colour. Black is devoid of every form of light. A photography magazine with black as its theme is in fact a contradiction in terms, because in order to take photographs light is essential.
Articles with tag 'Issue #20'
With DO, Jaspars’ own processing of love and personal loss is very tangible, yet there are no sad images but rather thrilling pictures shrouded in mystery. If you’re willing to look, there’s a lot going on in the photos.
If anyone can be called the emancipator of African- American photography, it is Gordon Parks.
Masquerade, a Decade depicts rituals which are part of religions with African roots and are all connected.
Though in common practice we consider black a colour, it is technically defined as the lack of colour or, more specifically, a lack of light on the visible spectrum. In photography, black is the absence of light on exposed film and the photographer reveals only what he or she wishes us to see. What is obscured is as vital as what is exposed. This selective withholding of information – this obscurity, this darkness – is, to use the parlance of cinema, the device that drives the plot. Darkness is mystery.
Despite the fact that I happen to know a mistress who actually prefers white latex, it’s safe to say that black tends to be the colour of choice in the shady world of S&M.