The Pipe Room
I read a really great e-book this weekend on black and white fine art photography called “From Basics to Fine Art Black and White Photograph – Architecture and Beyond” by Joel Tjintjelaar and Julia Anna Gospodarou. What I like about this book is the inspiration on photographing a place or object and then in the post processing make it your own vision. Create what was in your mind when you first captured it in camera. For me I see in light and shadows and darkness, especially with the abandoned places. I am not a purist when it comes to photography in the sense that I don’t set out to capture reality, I set out to capture a vision or story that is in my head and the camera is only the first tool I use. Once I get in front of the computer it is a playground for me to express what I see and translate that into something that is personal to my vision and the way I can express myself to the world.
When I photographed the room above I saw it as being very dark (and it was) but I wanted it to be in black and white so that any color would not distract from the little bit of light within the darkness.