Photography is associated with an accurate representation of realism – a reflection of reality. Black and white with associated grey tones convey a sense of authenticity that is confounded by the embedded messages of colors.
Is this an abstraction?
Purely abstract work avoids realism, so can photography really be abstract?
These Shadows in Snow may more accurately be considered minimalism. In this image, the minimalism is binary – black and white.
camera: Nikon D3 | lens: AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II focal length: 110mm | exposure: f/8 – 1/2000th second – ISO 250