I found these masks in AC Moore in Hampton and they had to much potential photography prop / Halloween fun to pass up buying them.
So with two masks and an old trench coat we headed out into the woods of Frankford Township.
The original photos are in color and can be edited in multiple ways, but, I really liked the high contrast, kind of unfocused, black and white photos. That gives the images a little extra creepiness. :)
Have a safe and Happy Halloween everyone!
Black and white portraits are also not just one thing though. It is not simply the lack of color that drawn the viewer in. In my old film days, I spent hours and hours printing my own black and white photos. Having that experience makes me keenly aware of the possible variations in black and white. The types of films, the film grain, the chemistry used, the papers used for printing, the quality of the enlarger, and toning methods all came together to make an image without ‘color’ an image with emotion.
Photographing the world around us.