Headphones on loud with coffee in hand, Jason Peterson’s commute is just as artful as his day job as he identifies and captures those little moments that happen every single day. Seeing it all through his monochromatic lens, Chicago’s landscape provides him with new perspective daily. Join us as he shares his tips on black & white photography.
Why is the majority of your work monochromatic?
Black and white photography erases time from the equation. You can compare an amazing black and white image that was shot today to one from the 1940s and there is no obvious timestamp (other than maybe style or technology). When you picture the 1950s or 60s with your eyes closed, you can still imagine the color within the monochromatic tones. This style truly makes timeless images. It also allows you to focus more on the emotion in the image as opposed to the timeframe.