When I think of black and white photography so many great artists come to mind, most of the great masters of photography have done their work in black and white. Among my favorite photographers is Masahisa Fukase who's "Solitude of the Ravens" is one of the most fantastic photo studies ever made. That series of photos seems to exist in a half awake and half in a dream state of mind where the ravens are some alternate form of human existence, this leads well into his current state of being. As eerie as it is to think the truth is that he is somewhere in Japan in a hospital sleeping away in a coma which he has been in for 18 years while people around the globe are enjoying his great works.
This photo series I present contains images shot around Japan that have a special dark or beautiful feeling to me. Even though we exist in a world which color dominates the landscape of photography I feel that black and white images provide more feeling and mood than the same image in color. If you agree or don't agree with me hopefully you can enjoy these images and they take you somewhere and inspire thought.