On Saturday I went on the fortnightly photo walk at Heaton Park. Each time there is a theme and this week’s was “black and white”. I wanted to go beyond that and create some sort of narrative theme to link my images, and settled on two – the first being “isolation”; I feel black-and-white lends itself to this as I think contrast and composition needs to be used more carefully to show the subject(s) – colour isn’t available as a separating agent except in the difference in tones. The snow emphasised that even more by creating further contrast in the environment.
As I took my shots and looked for subjects I tried to find things that worked with my theme. I then edited down to shots which I thought worked as a sequence of images to create a narrative of isolation.
So, here are the images:
I’m pleased with the results from this shoot and I’m finding I get more out of my images by looking to create a narrative and carrying a theme through them.