It is often said that Black & White photography allows to remove color distraction to better focus on the inner subject. But sometimes color is such an important part of the subject that removing it helps to create a complete abstraction of shapes and patterns. While reviewing a set of flower images taken when visiting the Villa […]
When the most familiar scene becomes strange through the viewfinder… 🙂
NYC at work
NYC is pure bliss for photographer, whatever time, whatever day. When weather is not so nice, when sky is white or dirty gray, with just enough directional light to create some shadows, it’s perfect time to see the Big Apple in Black & White…
Three little cars.
Maybe because they are unusual, pictures taken from above with a tele lens are often interesting. As I was looking down from the Empire State Building, the traffic flow started to become abstract and aesthetic. I knew I just had to be patient…
Lightroom is really a fantastic tool to experiment what would have taken hours in the darkroom, in particular for local adjustments usually done on silver prints with a paintbrush and a potassium ferricyanide solution (to lighten some areas or details). The original idea present when capturing the image can then surface.
Sometimes, we are attracted by a shape, a contrast, a light, and we take a photo that will stay in our archive for months…Until we take another one, and another one, and all of sudden, we realize that all these images are part of the same collection built unconsciously. The work is then to get […]
When going close enough, even the most familiar objects can become abstract and graphical. Take advantage of a nice soft light to have a full grey scale, enhance the local micro contrast when developing (much easier now than with argentic photo prints), and enjoy nature curves and lines.