The Artist in B&W
B&W Film - My First Love
A love story depicting the Royal Enfield (RE) motorcycle – Film REvisited is a collection of work that features the 1942 "Bullet 500" an old classic bred in Britain. My inspiration was to emulate film director 'Alfred Hitchcock' who appeared in every film he ever directed. Similarly, I placed the RE into each of my hand-picked locations, (scenes that convincingly resemble the 1942 era); sometimes as the hero others, understated and often difficult to find in my photograph (Hitchcock proved just as elusive when he made his 'walk-on' appearances...) This collection of limited edition black&white handprints will be exhibited at various galleries in Tuscany and Seravezza (LU), Italy.
This is my own photographic 'treatment' and a 'need' to return to shooting on B&W film –– my dear friend, Mark Baldwin, copywriter, creative guru and field marshal spearheaded the creative 'direction' and kept me in focus, food and fine wine.
[B&W Silver-Gelatin limited-edition fine-art handrints]
* Pertinent details are pencilled on the reverse of each handprint.
* Limited editions are autographed and numbered from, 1–5.
* Each Silver-Gelatin handprint displays my unique emboss mark.
* Framing is not undertaken nor, are 'courier costs' included in the price of an original handprint.
I utilise the "ProPhoto AirS Lighting System" to achieve desired 'working-apertures' and as 'fill-light' in shadow details. I often apply B&W Filters for contrasting enhancements, primarily skies. Prime Lenses are a must for all my B&W photography, whether shooting on location or, portraiture.
My B&W collections are exhibited in Italy, and locally here in Cape Town, RSA…