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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?

Guest Post – Devon MacKay

Black And White Photography, Devon, Photography

I originally started following Devon on Instagram and was amazed at his images.  After realizing he also had a WordPress site and viewing his work I quickly contacted him and asked if he would contribute to Monochomia.  I strongly suggest you visit his site to view his work.

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This is an old photo. But I really love the mood created by this bridge.
Some say the grass is always greener on the other side. They were right in this case – there’s a golf course on the other side. LOL

My name is Devon and I grew up in Calgary, Alberta but I now live in Toronto, Ontario. Although I miss the mountains and the west coast I don’t think they don’t figure into my favorite subject matter. I live to take late night architectural, cityscape and street photography. I very rarely shoot during the day as I feel a special affection for the city at night.

I am rather a late comer to the world of photography I have only been actively and enthusiastically shooting for the last couple years or so. Prior to taking up photography I had hardly even used the camera on my phone. A chance trip to Iceland really ignited my interest in this hobby and art-form as I found myself monopolizing my travel partner’s camera, much to their chagrin.

Shooting in Black and White at night is a special challenge, finding a balance between bright artificial light and deep dark shadows. Monochrome can expose people to the places they inhabit every day in a way they have rarely seen before. It can also strip familiar places of their identity allowing me to create a new and mysterious streetscape.

I hope you enjoy my images, thank you. If you would like to see more of my work please visit my website – here or on Instagram – devon_mac