For over 25 years, photographer Jason M. Peterson has been taking black and white pictures but just started sharing his work publicly in the past five years because of social media.
Peterson is the Chief Creative Officer for Havas North America and his work in advertising world helped him with his photography. He is skilled in taking shots in shadows, angles and lines which draw out unique figures. Though he is known for black and white photography, he doesn’t necessarily describe himself by that preference.
“To me, my photos aren’t about black and white at all,” Peterson told My Modern Met. “I am trying to capture human emotion, make the viewer feel something. Black and white helps focus on that emotion—color is one less thing to be in the way of seeing the feeling.”