For this exercise we were asked to shoot a street in both black and white. Please see the images below.
I think the main difference is what I noticed about Levitt’s work which is that the black and white gives a timeless feel to the images and we feel distant to the subject matter. The color makes it seem much more realistic and as if we were there.
I can’t say 100% either way which I prefer as I think each photograph has it own strengths and weaknesses, but overall I would say I prefer the black and white as I personally find photographing Istanbul streets difficult because there is so much going on and I like to have a ‘cleaner’ view so the black and white images instantly make the images less cluttered.
Here are the color photos:
Here is the street in color: