I love strong colours so black and white photography is not an obvious personal choice, however it can be a very effective one!

Watching and waiting...

Watching and waiting...

Majestic Ocean Beach in Northland, New Zealand... The children practicing Kapa Haka give it some scale while the absence of colour helps to concentrate the eye on the various patterns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here the portrait is not strictly black & white, however the various textures gain from the overall use of this medium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love water reflection photography, especially the interplay of colours, so I was a bit sceptical when trying it in black and white; I still prefer colour, however experimenting helps to stretch the mind while stagnation kills creativity!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black and white photography can add drama to a scene, such as this moody view of Mount Manaia in Northern New Zealand

Black and white photography can add drama to a scene, such as this moody view of Mount Manaia in Northern New Zealand

Christchurch Pier, where stormy waves mingle with the clouds

Christchurch Pier, where stormy waves mingle with the clouds