Anup Shah is a wildlife photographer with decades of experience in his field. His recent series are a timeless collection of photograph captured at a reserve in Kenya. We’re used to seeing wildlife photography in color, but Anup brings a new twist to the genre. His black and white photographs capture the spirit of the animals in a new light. His angles are absolutely stunning and the message is loud and clear to those that appreciate the art of black and white photography.
“Adventure is a path. Real adventure — self-determined, self-motivated, often risky — forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” - Mark Jenkins Background story The project is based on photos taken during Annapurna Circuit trek, highlighting personal yoga practice with a Nepali yoga instructor and guide with the mighty Himalayas Nepal in the background.
This week, our featured collection is dedicated to black and white photography. Monochrome images are making a comeback as the demand for them grows. Why do we love black and white photography? Primarily because the shots have an artistic touch. You might want to accentuate an important element in its simplicity and black and white photography is a great form of expressing it.
Black and white photography is an artistic expression of the world around us with roots that go back to very beginnings of photography. Long gone are the days when these types of images were the only option available to artists. Today, black and white photo artistry remains relevant and some photographers still consider it the purest form of photography.