Why do I prefer to process my images like this, crushing the blacks and shadows? It is because life is so uncertain and it makes us think about what is hidden in the shadows. All life is a mystery.
The past is unknown as is the future. Yes, the past is unknown. All we have is written or oral history which has all been biased by the author’s particular beliefs, knowledge, and experiences. Even science is biased by the unknowns, and so-called facts change with time and presumed new knowledge.