One of my biggest pet peeves in art is the lazily-desaturated DSLR video. “Black & White In Color” is my personal response to treating black and white as an editing afterthought.
This short video is the culmination of a year and a half of experimentation with black and white textures. Please note: in some instances, color is unavoidable -- dark purples, greens, and blues separate out of black dye within a few minutes.
“Black & White In Color” is the first in a pair of videos that contrast black and white with color, minimalism with maximalism. The paired video is tentatively named “Oversaturated.”
Hand-lettered titles by North Carolina calligrapher Dara Linn. Many thanks to the Triangle Calligraphers Guild.
Black hair: Derek Torres
White hair: Laura Campbell
Song excerpt: freemusicarchive.org/music/johnny_ripper/epilogue/08_sonder
The Atlantic Monthly: theatlantic.com/video/index/409774/mesmerizing-black-and-white-video-filmed-in-color/
Laughing Squid: laughingsquid.com/black-white-in-color-a-captivating-look-at-the-accidental-hues-that-develop-in-a-colorless-world/
Official Selection, Indie Grits Festival