From Emma Coyle’s review of Joshua Lutz’s monograph “Mind the Gap” for Musée Magazine:
Museé: The majority of the photographs are in black and white, but occasionally there is one in color. As we continue through the book, the colored images increase in quantity. They certainly become all the more attention-grabbing because of their comparative rarity. Does this serve to support your interest in clarity versus confusion?
JL: I am so glad you picked up on this. Yes to everything. This is something that I avoided in my practice forever. Color and black and white photography rarely work together because they are each developing a different level of deception. When you experience black and white photographs you don’t wonder where the color is. We accept it as a level of representation and move on pretty quickly. The problem is when color comes in into play, it makes the black and white world look void of something. I was interested in this rupture between the two and how we transition from one to the other. It isn’t so much that the black and white represents one thing and the color represents another. I am more interested in the experience of going from one to the other and eventually transitioning.