Aftermath: Black and White Images from the Florida Panhandle

There’s something about black and white photography that inspires me. I don’t know why I’m drawn to it, but I almost prefer monochromatic images to colored ones. Maybe it’s the juxtaposition of dark and light, shadow and shade. I love the suggestion of it; the invitation to interpretation that it offers. Black and white images are timeless. And perhaps therein lies the allure.

“To see in color is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul.” ~ Andri Cauldwell, contemporary American photographer, 

The images from the aftermath of Hurricane Michael depict the devastation of the catastrophic storm that swept through the Florida Panhandle on October 10, 2018. From the historical clock lying on its side in downtown Panama City, stopped forever at 11:11, to the completely destroyed images of the gym at Jinks Middle School, these images tell the story vividly and compellingly. Along with the stories and poetry of those who lived through this life-changing event, these images will appear in the book, In the Eye of the Storm: Stories of Survival and Hope from the Florida Panhandle, coming to Amazon, January 2019.