the election- a question of color
No, this blog post is not a dissertation on the impact race had in the 2008 Presidential Election but rather one of black and white versus color in election photos.
When I originally noodled up my election day plan, I decided that I was going to shoot all day from 6am to midnight on Chicago’s south side with a 50mm lens set at f/1.4 and then convert all the images to black-n-white.
I wanted the images to have a certain feel- timeless.
Now that my shoot has finished and the editing has continued, I keep going back and forth on whether I like the images better in color or black and white.
I actually posted the image above yesterday in black and white for awhile but then switched it out because I think it works better in color.