Hope and Amy (2 girls I know from my Lomography meetup group) and I did the Photo Walk in Breaux Bridge the first Sunday in October. On one hand, it was full of patronizing dickbags who sneered at me for shooting film instead of digital. This one asshole went around demanding to see everyone’s photos, and when he got to me I was like “I can’t show them to you. I shoot real film, remember?” He asked Amy why she shot a photo in B&W, and before she even finished answering he was like “No, that’s wrong”.
Okay, first of all, art is subjective and there is no single “correct” way of doing it. Second of all, her reason was that it was a photo of a tombstone, which has very little color to begin with and is more about texture and shape, and removing all color from the composition emphasizes those things. Which is a logical statement that I totally 100% agree with.
Amy’s reaction to this criticism was less nuanced but equally as valid: she flipped a bird with one hand and grabbed her crotch with the other and said “Take a photo of THAT in color!” Just like Ansel Adams used to.
On the other hand, Breaux Bridge is a cute town and the weather was nice and Hope and Amy and I went out for margaritas afterwards, so fuck those guys.