Life Happens in Shades of Gray
The other day I was having a conversation with someone and we were discussing how different backgrounds affect each of us and the perception of the events taking place in our country. The statement was made "I believe in facts." It is true that there are indisputable facts in our world. There are some things that are black and white, that arguing away will not change. However there is so much in life that is gray.
I am a huge fan of b&w photography, as I'm sure you've probably been able to tell over the years. If you take a b&w photograph and strip it to where it is solely black and white, it's pretty ugly. A great b&w photograph is made in the shades of gray that fill in the details between the two spaces.
In life, each of our lives and viewpoints is shaped by our experiences, backgrounds, and the choices that we've made. If you grew up in the South, you've probably grown up with a different view than someone on the West Coast. If you grew up poor, you've had different life experiences than say someone born into wealth. Each of our lives are shades of gray. The only way we can make a true work of art is by realizing we are a piece of a larger puzzle and we're meant to come together into this epic photo.