I think most who follow my work would agree I’m more well known for my colorful work, but as these black and white photos of Atlanta illustrate, I sometimes dabble in monochromatic schemes as well! But it is, admittedly rare!
It’s weird, I think I have a split personality when it comes to black and white photos, I LOVE to look at them. There’s something about black and white that’s particularly striking when it comes to architecture. It strips a photo down to an almost graphic quality when you don’t see the color but only the lines that make up a building. And yet, I find I rarely create photos in black and white. I am more likely to tell my stories in color, but every so often I see an image that I think would look equally striking in monochrome.
Such was case the back when I was editing some of my black and white photos of Atlanta like this one of the High Museum of Art on Peachtree Street. I offer the color version as well, but it’s because I find them both to be beautiful in their own way.
There’s also an almost timeless feel to these black and white photos of Atlanta. It’s easy, for example, to forget that the old Roxy Marquee is a thing of the past. When I see it in black and white it has an almost reverent quality for what was once of Atlanta’s big music venues not so very long ago. I, for one, miss that classic Roxy marquee!
Speaking of classic, it’s hard to get more classic or classy than the old Fox Theatre, the subject of one of my personal favorites of my black and white photos of Atlanta. This was taken during my last week living in the Atlanta area.This is also another example of how architecture can really pop in black and white. As beautiful as the Fox is in color, here it’s all about those ornate architectural details and the view up Peachtree Street in Midtown.
What made me think of featuring this particular selection of my Atlanta prints was actually that a customer in Michigan purchased this very trio of black and white photos of Atlanta and they looked quite striking to me when I saw them as a framed set. What do you think?
You can see all of my black and white photos of Atlanta that are currently available as prints on my site at the following link:
If you’d like to browse all of my Atlanta art prints including the color ones, you can see them here.
And if you see something in color that you are interested in seeing in black and white, feel free to contact me. It’s not as simple as clicking a button and making them monochromatic. It takes careful adjustments to make monochrome art truly striking, but I am always willing to see if a piece of black and white art is hiding beneath the color!