Do you like black and white music videos? I have much respect for musicians that try to be a little artistic with videos, and I think black and white really adds a nice touch. Maybe I love black and white music videos so much because of black and white photography. Nothing looks more high class than a black and white glossy sitting in a pewter picture frame.
I think musicians that shoot videos in black and white like to leave the door of perception open to fans. Glam bands often get slagged for wanting to look good, so shooting in black and white is even a little daring.
Here are a few of my favorite black and white clips:
Bon Jovi: "Livin' on a Prayer"
Poison "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
Great White "The Big Goodbye"
And, of course, Motley Crue "Saints of Los Angeles"
I doubt I'm the only person to compare black and white film to color when it comes to music videos. Tell me, which do you prefer?