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:

Departed

Departed

The lonely road

The lonely road

Sheltered

Watched

Escape

Escape?

The unseen

The unseen

A lonely walk

A cold walk

A place to hide

A place to hide

Forgotten shelter

A forgotten shelter

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.