"I keep going back to black and white, because it has renewed the idea of photography having an emotional impact." Mark Seliger Portrait photographer, Mark Seliger, kindly shared his thoughts on black and white photography. What the absence of color adds to his photography, and why he keeps returning to the form. The Philosophy Behind the IQ3 100MP Achromatic The IQ3 100MP Achromatic was developed as a tribute to the art world. Phase One makes cameras, but the people behind our devices are the reason we do what we do. We wanted to create a camera system that captured the timelessness of black and white photography in never-before-seen detail. Thinking back to where photography began for you; was black and white always your passion? "My first start as a photographer was in 1972 in the darkroom when I was 13 at a Jewish Community Center. I took an introductory darkroom class in black and white. That’s where it all began for me." What does black and white photography do for your images? "Black and white was always my passion in terms of print making, but I found my way into editorial from being able to shoot color. I keep going back to black and white, because it has renewed the idea of photography having an emotional impact. I see black and white and color as different paintbrushes. What each ‘paintbrush’ can do, depends on what the subject matter is. But for me, a simple black and white portrait can sum up all aspects of photography for me."