Kyoto is a special place to pick up memories and life pieces together and one can always be inspired so much for the understanding of the life. Thinking about exploring the streets of Kyoto on my visit to Japan brings back some great memories of that beautiful city. I thought I would share a series of Kyoto street photos that I took in black and white because sometimes an image just begs to be presented that way.
I love black & white photos (my long-time friends know that I majored in B&W street photography years ago before 'entering' into the colour world). I like the color-blind world. Color- I don’t need it. I just need to take a picture. So in black and white I can get rid of distractions and keep it simple. I have to admit that most of the time they even suck me in and make me walk down memory lane. To a lot of people, many of their memories are best brought back by B&W and so any B&W photo will conjure a general nostalgia.
I’m so nostalgic. Some people might not like it. But that’s my way. Some people understand my pictures, that’s fine. I just miss Kyoto.
Japan is a crazy place. From the insane train network, to the quiet lane ways of Kyoto, the temples, the shrines, the endless queues for some of the best food you’ll ever have; Japan has it all.
Keeping things in black and white really emphasises the primary subject, and doesn’t allow you to get distracted by colours. Oh, and it's just so interesting to look at the world in a different way!
I’m looking forward to going back to Japan, to take things slow, and take more time to experience everything around me.