Welcome to Colors & Grays Photography. – My name is Mark John and Colors & Grays is my web-presence.
I like to take images which show the beauty of the world, sometimes simple, sometimes disturbing, sometimes unexpected, sometimes uncovering, perhaps sometimes slightly out of focus, often transient.
Photographs can be found via different tabs on the left.
- The “Blog” page lists short stories or documentaries.
- The “Featured Work” tab displays a cross-selection of what is available, maybe considered my personal best.
- “Abstractions”, “Decisive Moments” and “Jazz” display a few special images in these categories.
- Under the “Themed” tab, selected photos are organized into themes, such as landscapes or street photography.
On Colors & Grays there is no feature to leave comments with individual images but if you want to, you can send me a comment or question by email, feedback is always much appreciated!
You might wonder about the name of this website, well, picking one was a fun challenge. People usually either use their own name or make up something. When I reflected what I like to shoot, I knew that I often prefer black and white, which is different shades of gray. But sometimes, I like my photos in color. In fact, I have set my camera to always take a color RAW file and a JPG in black and white. So I can compare the different looks sides by side. From here I felt that the term “Colors & Grays” best represents my photographic philosophy. As you might recall from your English lessons, color (color, colour) and gray (gray, grey) can be written in two ways. For “Colors & Grays” I picked the most frequent terms on the web.
The vast majority of the photos shown on this website were taken with Leica cameras and lenses which I have been using for the past 25+ years. Not that a Leica makes anybody a better photographer, but they are great tools with a lot of mojo.
Usually I do not do contract projects since my main job is in the biopharmaceutical industry. But I am particularly interested in music or art events and might have time to sneak something in. For any question or copyright inquiry, send me an email to mark (at) colorsandgrays.com.
With that I hope you will enjoy Colors & Grays.
PS: is trademarked, I own the copyright to all images on this website, whether or not they contain a watermark.