Developing my photographs in black and white helps to free my mind, and the viewers’, from the original scene, or from what an equivalent scene is supposed to look like
I like the freedom from reality that black and white gives me. In color, there is often the expectation that a scene has some resemblance with reality, and when it does not, it looks strange. In black and white, by contrast, there is no such expectation because there is no real world in black and white to use as a reference.
Our circulatory system, our lungs, the tops and roots of trees, the rivers flowing to the ocean, and the evolution of life itself can be recovered as a branching pattern.
The coast off Fort Ross is beautiful and full with potential for high contrast black and white photography.
The fog is minimalist, it only reveals what is essential.
The Lagoon Valley Park is beautiful when it is foggy. The fog is forgiving, it hides a lot of things we do not want to see.
The fog is forgiving, it hides a lot of things we do not want to see.