Contrasting colors & textures of my town

Textures and colors are everywhere. Photograph them on the streets, in your backyard. I see them always conveying emotion. NOTA: segue texto em português ao final do post.

Much is said that the colors are a reason of distraction to the reader of the photos, the main objective of the photos. It is said that they divert attention to the central point of the photos. I do not know who said this: “Color photos are descriptive and black and white are interpretive.”

It seems all right to me. But we see the world in color. They, therefore, represent what we see, without abstractions. They describe the details of what we see.

I think it’s cool that certain photographers only reproduce their images in colors, others only in black and white.
In my short ‘career’ as an amateur photographer, which does not correspond to more than 8 years (when I decided to dedicate full time to photography), I have not been able to define myself as a “black and white or color photographer “.

I feel that every series or project that I dedicate, I make the photography that most excites me: black and white or color. I am guided by emotion. The emotion is the one that dictates if the photo (or the series of photos) will have colors or not. And this is what has kept me happy, which is the main thing.

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Cores & texturas contrastantes

Texturas e cores estão em todo lugar. Fotografe-as nas ruas, no seu quintal. Eu as vejo sempre transmitindo emoção.
Muita se fala que as cores são um motivo de distração ao leitor das fotos, do objetivo principal das fotos. Diz-se que desviam a atenção ao ponto central das fotos.
Não sei mais quem disse isto: “as fotos a cores são descritivas e as em branco e preto são interpretativas”.
Me parece correto tudo isto. Mas, vemos o mundo em cores. Elas, portanto, representam aquilo que vemos, sem abstrações. Descrevem os detalhes do que vemos.
Eu acho bem legal fotógrafos que só reproduzem suas imagens a cores, outros só em branco e preto.
Na minha curta ‘carreira’ como fotógrafo (amador), o que não corresponde a mais de 8 anos (quando decidi-me dedicar tempo integral à fotografia), não tenho conseguido definir-me como um “fotógrafo de branco e preto ou a cores”.
Sinto que cada série ou projeto que me dedico, eu faço a fotografia que mais me emociona: preto e branco ou a cores. Sou guiado pela emoção. A emoção é quem dita se a foto (ou a série de fotos) terá cores ou não. E isto, é o que tem-me mantido feliz, o que é o principal.

Published by Antonio Mozeto

I'm an amateur photographer based in the city of São Carlos, São Paulo state, SE Brazil. I used to make photographs since I was about 15-17 years old. My first camera was a Olympus Trip, an analogue camera. Many years after that I switched to several digital cameras. Presently I own a Nikon D500 with a small set of lenses and a Fujifilm X100T 23mm. A few years after my retirement as an university professor, after teaching Environmental Chemistry at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) for 45 years, I decided to invest money and time dedicating myself more seriously to photography. I´ve taken on-line courses as well as I´ve participated to various photography festival across Brazil. By far, my biggest interest is street photography. And in it, I'm interested in portraits, everyday street scenes and architecture.

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