There are times, when I look at some of the images I’ve posted to my Photoblog, and I feel a warm fuzzy pride and a feeling that I can actually do this photography thing.
But then, I look at photos like those in this week’s Shooting Challenge at Gizmodo and I think, “Who am I kidding?! Better stick to writing or music!”
Seriously, there are some AMAZING shots in this collection of 79 black and white cityscapes, offering a veritable lesson in photography, pointing out just how many unique interpretations can be gleaned from a single subject. The variety of perspectives, composition, and lighting are wonderful, and looking through these images I’m renewed in my belief that black and white is the perfect medium for shooting cities, capturing all of the grit and austere beauty of places that can be at once inhospitable and thrilling.
The following are some of my favorites, be sure to click on all the images in this post to enlarge them, and be sure to check out the whole gallery. You won’t regret it.