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.
After nearly ninety-five years these hands are getting a rest. They’ve worked hard on a farm, in an apple orchard, at a typewriter, fixed up many houses and so much more. They have earned their rest.
More of my images can be seen at Northern Visions Media.
Fuji X-Pro 2 and XF 14mm f/2.8 R Lens – Fuji ACROS film simulation with Red Filter
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
You can see my blog at Charly Senall
More of my images can be seen