I've always been in a personal battle with color photography. While I do have color portfolios that include Little Pete's and Graffiti Pier, I always found myself going back to black and white. Now because of the hyper-gentrification and the cleansing of anything that could be considered offensive, black and white for most urban photography feels disingenuous. By that I mean the act of making the city look gritty by the faux act of converting to black and white when there is no grit. The one exception to this is the die hard black and white film photographers. In this ever increasing beige world I think it's time I search out color.