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Dominique Genin Alberto Giacometti, the great sculptor, mentioned that “the object of Art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity”. Black and white photography allows us to create other realities, closer to what we want to express, by getting rid of unnecessary distractions brought by colors. Translate the reality into black and white can be achieved in many ways but personally, black fascinates me because it makes everything more intense. As a photographer, I’m interested by the light. How can we express the essence of light and what it evokes? I choose to use deep dark tones to reveal the light, the lines, the abstract shapes. I choose to let the light shine out of the darkness. I consider this to be an optimistic vision of darkness. But perhaps even more importantly I’m using black and light as a support for the viewer’s own imagination. It is very important for me that my images get differently perceived by different people, that each individual sees and feels something specific. An image has two levels of perception: on the one hand the abstract lines, shapes and light jumping out of the dark, and on the other hand the impressions and inner images that open in the viewer’s soul.

© Dominique Genin

Zebra Magazine Issue 10 - Black and White photography  

The Zebra Magazine Issue #10 show cases the stunning black and white photography portfolios of our award winning arts from our recent intern...

Zebra Magazine Issue 10 - Black and White photography  

The Zebra Magazine Issue #10 show cases the stunning black and white photography portfolios of our award winning arts from our recent intern...

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