I’m in the process of cleaning up my galleries, which includes bringing back my black and white gallery, so I was sifting through my inventory and decided to add a few older images I had edited years ago, some which were left to collect dust on the hard drive. When I made these particular images, I saw all of the below in black and white. With an area filled with incredible colour, which I have happily made images of time and time again, sometimes it is just easier to see in black and white. At least it is for me. I had attempted to edit a couple of the images in colour in the past, but it never felt right.
With my new knowledge of photographic papers and materials over the last 2.5 years, all in thanks to my local talented printer and framer chap, Lewis, I now have a different vision for some of these images. This vision is to print these images in black and white on archival cotton rag. Now the question is which kind? This is why I am looking forward to sitting down with Lewis and going over options and soaking up more knowledge from him.
While I still have a lot of work to do with the site and galleries, as well as making new images, I am happy to finally see some of these files escape the tight dust-bunny hold they were under and see the light of day.
See you in the field!