Black and White - Pervez Photography

These are some black and white photos I've taken, from my travels through Turkey, Guatemala, China, Europe, and the United States. While I really enjoy color in my photos, I learned photography with black and white film, and it holds a special place for me. Also, there is a unique sense of drama in black and white with shadows and contrasts that you just can't get from color. It creates a sense of mystery as well.

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This is one of my favorite shots. I wanted to get something that captured the vertical nature of the L Train tracks in Chicago. As such, I opted to get low, putting my camera next to the ground as I lay down waiting for a shot I liked. After a minute, got up and decided to rest the camera itself on the ground. With a little slower shutter speed, I waited for a single pedestrian to walk by and create the foreground I wanted for the shot. This took longer than normal....because its Chicago, when do you get just one pedestrian crossing a major intersection?

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