Black & White Sunday: Perspective and Anti-Perspective (response to Guest Challenge)

This post is my response to guest challenge hosted by Tobias. His theme is perspective and anti-perspective. Please read his post to get an idea what you are supposed to do.

And here is my entry:







To join this week’s Black & White challenge, read Tobias’s post (he is my host today) and link to this or his post. Your entries will be displayed here and linked to. Have a happy and productive Sunday!


Look at the contributions of other bloggers by clicking on titles bellow:

Suzanne’s perspective and anti-perspective

Perspective by Klara

Perspective and Anti-Perspective by SNS

Perspective by Yvette

“Runner in the City”

Unusual perspective on Riddarholmen

Different Perspectives

Guest Challenge: Perspective and Anti-Perspective for Black & White Sunday




Why black and white? I can think of several answers to that question, one of them being: Because it is abstract; after all you leave out colour. Another answer could be: Because black and white photography is a wonderful way to tackle geometry.

Hopping aboard a different train of thought, I remember Hans Belting, a German art historian, stating that a camera is machine for making perspectives. Looking further into perspective, I learned that some Avant-Garde Artists of the Renaissance era claimed that perspective was about geometry (my German source for this claim is Albrecht Dürer, but I am sure there are also Italian sources).

Perspective – geometry – black and white photography: This is how things seem to connect. Against this background, I would like you to challenge the idea that perspective is inevitable in a photo. If you like, make two photos of the same object: One containing as much and the other one as little perspective as you can.

(And if you really get interested in this topic: Study the work of Ellsworth Kelly. I think he teaches us a lot not only about abstraction but also about perspective.)




Perspective  and

Dialog - Flora VI


Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective



It is all a matter of perspective. Let’s see others’ perspectives.

Thursday’s Special: Topsy-turvy


**About Thursday’s Special: It is a ‘non-challenge’ challenge that appeals to bloggers eager to wake up their creativity and show their own ideas and interpretation of the world. I invite everybody interested to join in. There are no themes, titles and techniques set for your expression, there are no limits and restrictions (no red tape whatsoever). The only thing required is to post a photo post on Thursdays entitled “Thursday’s Special: (your theme/title)” (as explained in my Thursday’s Special introductory post), to provide a link to my Thursday’s Special post, and to leave a link to your post in the comments section of my post. If you like Thursday’s Special widget, feel free to grab it and post it on your blog.


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Prompted by The Daily Post: Perspective.

SUNDAY POST: Perspective


This is my  entry for Jake’s “Perspective” challenge.