I was reading the April 2012 issue of Black+White Photography magazine and came across the following two quotes within a couple of pages of each other, in two discrete articles, which I thought were two opposing interpretations of B&W photography (the key parts in italics): (i) "It was B&W that first informed my photographic education, at that time the internet didn't exist, so those books were the ones I learned from. I also believe that in using B&W I'm nodding to the fact that, yes, this is a photograph, since real life is in colour. But, in the end, I simply still like the process and the way it looks. It can be a subtle thing, much too much B&W work is heavy handed in its application." - Vanessa Winship, p.40. (ii) "As a keen photographer himself, Mark was quick to recognise the aesthetic and historical importance of his father's archive. 'These photographs give a remarkable insight into a way of life that has gone forever', he says. 'His preference for working with black & white film perfectly captured the stark realism of the industrial landscape.'" - Mark Robinson, p.42.