Black and white had been the only format for the lions of American photography, but in the 1970s a younger generation was ready to embrace something new.
“Black and white are the colors of photography,” Robert Frank declared. “Color photography is vulgar,” Walker Evans once wrote in an essay. And Ansel Adams weighed in on a William Eggleston photograph this way: “If you can’t make it good, make it red.”
Andrew Hetherington is a top editorial photographer who lands commissions from magazines like GQ, ESPN and Details; and wins awards from CA, American Photography and PDN. Even though he spills his guts on his blog every week I thought you’d like to hear me ask him a few questions.