DC Street Photography in b/w

Chickass Jeans
Chickass Jeans
Pan Lourdes, 14th Street
Pan Lourdes, 14th Street
Street Snack, 14th Street
Street Snack, 14th Street
Philip Seymour Hoffman and My Shadow
Philip Seymour Hoffman and My Shadow

I called this one Philip Seymour Hoffman and my Shadow because the guy sitting against the Metro entrance wall just kinda looks like him, in full-on Method acting mode studying for a role.

Standing in the Doorway
Standing in the Doorway
Together, Apart
Together, Apart

This was taken around 10pm on the subway on my way home from Chinatown. I suspect these two were heading home after dinner and a long day (perhaps week!) at the office.

Oncoming Metro
Oncoming Metro
Chinatown Arch, Sunset
Chinatown Arch, Sunset

This image has me on the horns of a dilemma- would it have been better in color or as it is in black-and-white? I think it has a certain character in black-and-white that it wouldn’t have in color, but the western sky would definitely look different. Comments?

3 thoughts on “DC Street Photography in b/w”

  1. I like the final image in black-and-white. The gritty urban vibe that it conveys seems to work well for me. The colors of the cars might be distracting in color (especially the cab, if it is brightly colored).

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