Black and White

Magical Monochrome:

Black and White Photography

 I started shooting in black and white, as did most keen photographers from the 1980s and 1990s.

I learnt the skills of developing film, pushing it (by under exposing it and then over develoing it in the darkroom) for added contrast, and then printing in darkroom, a place I spent many, many happy days.

The magic of making images in a darkroom intoixicated me. It felt like alchemy: as an image appeared in the develop bath, under that dim red light, it really was spellbinding.

Now with digital photography you only shoot in colour, and then it is possible to convert any image to black and white. The discipline of shooting on Ilford, Agfa or Kodak black and white film, knowing you could only ever make black and white prints, was a formative training for me in evolving my artist’s eye.

The quality of light in my images has always been important to me, the clarity and contrasts of images even in colour was based on what I learnt from those years of shooting in black and white. The simplicity of images, the elements of strong compositional and geometrical structure of my photography is due to the magical yet simple interplay of light, contrast and tone that practising monochrome photography imparted upon me.

Stromboli Eruption 2015 framed acrylic in interior
Pat and Amphora in interior

Light, contrast, tone. Nothing else.

Here is a selection of black and white images.

Other images that are in monochrome will also be visible in other galleries. This is just a taster to whet your appetite!

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Stromboli and Basiluzzo, acrylic glass print, framed, in interior

Stromboli and Basiluzzo, acrylic glass print, framed, in interior

Framing information

These images are available as either unframed fine art prints on Hahnemülhe art paper, or ready to hang
as acrylic glass prints on an aluminium base, with or without a frame.

Unframed prints

If you need to have the print shipped, an unframed print is the best option. They are museum quality archival giclée prints on Hahnemülhe fine art paper. Rolled up in a tube, they’re easy to send to anywhere in the world.

Acrylic glass prints

These are superlative, ultra high resolution prints, with the print bonded between 6mm of acrylic glass, and an 3mm aluminium dibond base. An aluminium  bracket is on the back for hanging. They look sleek and modern with no frame.

Acrylic glass with wooden frame

These acrylic glass prints are perhaps even more elegant with a solid wooden frame, available in a variety of different finishes, including white, maple, oak, dark brown alder and black. This is combined with 2mm acrylic glass on aluminium

unframed print
Acrylic glass framing
Acrylic glass 2mm with maple frame

Bespoke framing

Should you require a more classic style of framing with a mount and glass, then get in touch.

Pat and Fan, framed

Timeless images of the most evocative of subjects

Award Winning Images

“Photographs that will take your breath away”

Steps and Shadows acrylic framed in interior