My love of serious photography grew out my exposure to the work of Ansel Adams. Some 30 years ago I used a Canon AE1 and Ilford film to take pictures. I would make my own prints from a basement darkroom.
With the move to digital photography, it seems that there is less black-and-white photography. I believe that sometimes the story you are trying to tell with a picture can best be communicated in black and white.
The first picture is from my early days. It is from a scan of a black-and-white picture of my three boys. The oldest will turn 39 next year.
The second picture is from a recent trip to photograph downtown churches. I couldn’t decide between this picture and the next, so I included them both.
The last picture was from an early Spring trip. I love the sense of mystery and drama the crooked shadows bring to the picture. Black-and-white seemed to intensify the power of this picture.
Love to hear your thoughts.