Guest Post – Petter Rustad – Frozen Lake

Black And White Photography, Petter, Photography

I would like to welcome our newest guest contributor Petter Rustad.  I hope you enjoy his work.

My name is Petter and I’m from Norway. I grew up in a small town in the eastern part of the country, but now I live just outside the capital Oslo. I’m a self-taught photographer and my photos range from street to landscape, but I must say that street and documentary are the genres closest to my heart. I think that my love for black and white photography is close connected to the genres I like the most. I heard someone say that shooting in colours is like juggling with five balls, and black and white is like juggling with three. I’m not sure if that is true, but right now I think I am better with three balls than five. That said, I’ve been shooting more colours the last months than ever before. My WordPress site Mittened Hands contains only black and white photos as well does my Instagram account. If you want to know the background for the name – have a look at my about page. Hope you enjoy my photos.

Needs A Little TLC

Black And White Photography, Joseph, Photography

Fuji X-Pro 2 and XF 14mm f/2.8 R Lens – Fuji ACROS film simulation with Red Filter

Wren Building – College Of William And Mary

alakajay, Black And White Photography, Photography

Guest Post – Kirk Williamson – Early Morning Light

Black And White Photography, Kirk, Photography

I would like to introduce you to our newest Guest Contributor on Monochromia
Kirk Williamson.  I hope you enjoy his work.

My name is Kirk and this is my first post on Monochromia. I was born in Connecticut but was brought up in Gloucester, Massachusetts here in the USA. I now live in the a very small seaside town next to Gloucester, Rockport, Massachusetts. Where I grew up was a small scenic seaside village north of Boston and it is where I grew to love photography. My father was a real photo buff and Leica collector so my brother and I grew up shooting Leicas. We also had a very good, if not commercial darkroom that was built into our new house at the time. Yes, very lucky, I know.  So B&W imagery has been part of my life for a very long time. In school I studied the Zone system as part of a school project which brought me closer to Ansel Adams and Minor White’s work. I still love looking at some of Adam’s work for inspiration. That being said, my life’s work has been as a photojournalist, not so much landscapes or abstracts. Since my semi-retirement started in August of last year after almost 40 years I have concentrated less on people and more on things. Specifically light and texture. Since discovering Silver Efex Pro and the enormous control it gives you I have been converting much of my work to B&W.
My latest one man show was all black and white. I have been very disappointed in the way color photography has progressed to oversaturated HDR imagery. The word overdone comes to mind so I decided to go the other way with B&W and have found it very calming.
You can view more of my work here and also here

King of New York

Black And White Photography, Photography, Rico Rodriguez


Working Class Is Beautiful Two

Black And White Photography, Didier, Photography

Invitation to hang out

Black And White Photography, Han, Photography

Life Behind (Handle) Bars…

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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This is the view I have most mornings just before my 10 mile commute begins. My Cannondale waiting patiently to get my sleepy head on the road. Cycling is my biggest hobby at least as big as photography. It’s a fine balance and it would be impossible to chose to drop one if I had to.

Lets hope I wont have to for a while at least..

Leica M9P

Leica Summilux  50mm f1.4 ASPH.

PP in Silver Efex pro I

Voyageur II

Black And White Photography, Cyndie, Photography

The Armstrong

Black And White Photography, Devon, Photography

One of the oldest apartment buildings in Calgary, AB. I even went old school with this and shot it on film! With a borrowed Mamiya 7, how can you not love rangefinder cameras?