Another image from deep in the archives, found as part of the review of my photography from the past few years. I’m enjoying re-discovering images that I’d previously overlooked. The really interesting thing for me is that it is simply seeing the images in monochrome that is making them so much more interesting, and successful, to me. I’m coming to the realisation that, though I’ve mostly envisaged images in colour, the qualities that motivate me to photograph a scene are actually best represented in monochrome. I think that, deep down inside, I’m a frustrated Black and White photographer! This is quite a fundamental insight into how I see and why I photograph, and exactly what I wanted to achieve from this process.
This image is a good example of one I found positively underwhelming in colour but which excited me when I saw it in monochrome. It’s not the kind of image I usually post on this blog, but it is the kind of image I enjoy making. I think that re-assessing what I post will be another positive part of this process.