black & white: soul seekin'

Sometimes, black and white is worth the fight. This past weekend I had the pleasure of working with Alexis Michaud (@iamalexismichaud) - a wanderlust model with a St. Tropez glow and a low-key, chill Ohio vibe. She prefers black, white, and red over colored images...a color scheme that I hardly work on (check my IG feed, it's a bunch of squares that make up a rainbow). Because of that comment she made, I was excited to creatively challenge myself and produce a B&W series to portray Alexis' bold character and features. 

what I did:

  • focused on selecting captures that revealed more feelz, and less posey (dramatic arching of the back, hair in your face, face planting [elegantly] into the ground)
  • uniformity and consistency with B&W images is important to me, so I chose to add a simple filter with a hint of noise + sharpening
  • kept the post-production to a minimum, adding that "imperfectly perfect" touch

result:

  • captivating Alexis' soul and allowing you to create a color pallete in your own mind
"when you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes... but when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls"   - Ted Grant

"when you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes... but when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls"   - Ted Grant


little black dress c/o Pitusa

xx,

Danielle Margherite