Part of this journey is about maintaining authenticity in my work. It has been suggested that I present my images in colour or return to making my black and white images through film or a “Black and White Leica camera”. This to me would take away the whole purpose of my journey. I do not see the Road to Elgol in colour and I found my early colour images were a barrier to my expression and experience. Colour was detracting from the essential reflection of my experience.
I do not want to revert to film. Indeed, it was the advent of digital technology that overcame my associations with the camera and images of my early career. It is with my digital camera that I feel I am able to recount my experience of the Road to Elgol without artifice and with an authentic voice. Below is some of my recent work on The Road to Elgol.
What comes to mind on reading this blog is a quotation by William Albert Allard. ” You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper”
Mastering the art of monochrome enables you to do just that – to probe the tones that create the sensations that you experience on the Road to Elgol.
“A good photograph doesn’t come from the a camera, but from the heart and mind” – Arnold Newman
Great quotation and very relevant. I might find a way to use it in future blogs.
That comes from the heart – and very well said. Colour reveals the surface of things, black and white reveals the soul.