This year my black and white photography has culminated in publishing a book of photographs taken during our walks round our local wood and fields. The Heron Wood contains images that combine many of the techniques and approaches I have mentioned in this article.
I’ve been producing articles describing the background to some of my photographs for a little while now on this website. Here are a few of the pieces describing some of my other black and white images.
The story behind the image. By daylight the scene is nothing to write home about. But at night, nearly midnight, all those extraneous elements and colours just disappeared, and the atmosphere of the Venetian night took over.
Way back in 2011, I was fascinated by the buildings in Manchester – mainly the Victorian and Edwardian commercial architecture. There was lots to go at, and much that was in an attractive state of dilapidation. But there’s lots of modern buildings too and I regret not photographing more while I was there.