A monochrome face graces this greeting card. One can imagine this striking face catching your eye across a crowded room.

– Blank inside for your own message
– Printed in the UK on premium card stock
– Supplied with a white envelope

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A monochrome face graces this greeting card.

The word ‘monochrome’ dates from the 1600s, when it meant a painting or drawing in different tints of a single colour. It was derived from the Greek word monos, meaning single or alone. It was introduced as an adjective to describe photographs from the earliest days of photography in the mid 1800s.

Photographers often say that when they go looking for things to photograph, they look at scenes one way when they are thinking in monochrome or black and white. They think in another way when photographing in colour.

Colour, they say, complicates a scene whereas black and white strips it back to basic shapes and tones.

Of course, there are many colour photographs that are stripped back to basic blocks of colour, but they are in the minority. Some say that the monochrome portrait is the most arresting – the kind that stops you in your tracks.

SKU: C0057

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