An interesting black & white video effect with a touch of Jazz/Chillout? Why not! Seeking to try something creatively different for a wedding video montage, I decided to create/make a more classical love montage with a warm ambiance by playing with the effects of color & music. Coloring my images with music, Jazz/Chillout music. My choice of song? The Trumpeter (Guti Remix) by Ray Foxx is a jazzy/chillout/lounge available in a compilation from Cafe Del Mar.
As J. Gordon Levitt said, “there’s something really appealing about the simplicity of black-and-white images.” ”Black-and-white photography is considered more subtle and interpretive, and less realistic than colour photography.” – Wikipedia. In this case, reality is in a mind’s interpretation of beautiful abstract images.
A couple requesting a more emotional/dramatic side to their wedding video will truly appreciate & value the artistic combination of black&white colors with Jazzy music. The language spoken by grey shades can, to some extent, scream more than colorful images. When watching monochromatic images, one is freed from the potential distraction caused by the world of colors. With a higher attention span, individuals, whether conscious or not, will have the tendency to pay more attention or focus on what’s happening &/or the meaning or message communicated through the in motion pictures. For example, I personally find that emotions are more pronounced in a grey context. Ted Grant would agree saying “when you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”
Siham & Charbel also married on June 11th in a more traditional fashion. To read more: http://liveuphoria.org/sihamandcharbel
Was a pleasure & a great opportunity to work with Paul Doumit, an amazing wedding photographer based in Montreal. Him, his assistant & I spent the entire day together, saving Siham & Charbel’s lifetime memories. While he was holding moments still, I was saving moments in motion. He not only is a talented photographer, but also a person who is truly passionate about his work. Feels amazing to work & be surrounded by others, who like you, can write the words love, work & passion in the same sentence.