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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Kids playing with bubbles in front of the Tate Modern Museum in London. I walked out of the museum and saw people setting up for some epic bubble action. It took them a good 10 minutes to set up, as a handful of kids ran over and waited eagerly (as did I, because I had a good feeling the photos were going to be special). Once they set up, it was pandemonium. So many huge bubbles, so many happy children running after them. This shot also reminds me of the simple things in life, which is largely why I wanted to shoot it in the first place. In a world with so much chaos and violence, there is something really pleasing about a photo like this that should remind us to appreciate little things, as well as to be active to protect children from the horrors of violence all around the globe. I often post this photo when discussing political violence to remind people that children are innocent and deserve a chance to play with bubbles instead of battling disease, poverty, racism, or air strikes. So, I love this shot for what it is, for how it developed, and for what it symbolizes to me.

BanksideBlack and White PhotographyBubblesKidsLondonTate Modern Museum