My computer background is a black and white picture I took of the Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum in Brazil.
– Emma Ishta
The Jam went through a phase of wearing satin jackets. But that was pre-getting signed and making it, when we were still playing the pubs and clubs – around ’75. Shocking, really – what would you call them apart from ‘horrible?’ We’d wear these white zip-up bomber jackets with black kind of loon pants and black and white shoes.
– Paul Weller
I like the way Quentin Tarantino creates a scene using a series of close-ups or showing very cool images of a person or people walking on some ordinary street in slow motion. I wish I could achieve that kind of slow-motion effect in manga, but it’s rather difficult to draw; the only things we can play with are tones of black and white.
– Masashi Kishimoto
In a way, ‘Sin City’s designed to be paced somewhere between an American comic book and Japanese manga. Working in black and white, I realized that the eye is less patient, and you have to make your point, and sometimes repeat it. Slowing things down is harder in black and white, because there isn’t as much for the eye to enjoy.
– Frank Miller
I’m normally late, so I just kind of throw on the sort of thing that’s at hand. And then I’ll go through phases of wearing the same thing again and again and again – and my wardrobe is mainly about black and white, so it goes together. I’ll play with certain elements, but I don’t really think about it too much.
– Daphne Guinness
Like many insects, flies are most sensitive to green light. This means that they would see their world as ‘black and white,’ in that they can’t see the multiple colors required to reconstruct a color image of the world. They do, however, have specialized cells that enable them to see ultraviolet wavelengths.
– Michael Dickinson