Have always loved to shoot black and white. Started in the business in newspapers and wires, back in the 70’s, when color was considered an exotic beast. There is this challenge associated with B&W imagery flying around on the internet, and I’ve been nominated for it numerous times. Just haven’t taken it up, given the hectic nature of flying, shooting, running the studio, flying, teaching, assignments, flying….
Lots of miles this year. My Delta account for the year is at 420,000. (I get bonus miles cuz I travel so much and luck into upgrades, but it’s still a bunch of miles.)
But, I’m determined to mix into this B&W challenge a bunch of pictures, old and new, and actually Instagram a bunch of monochrome images from my student portfolio, the one I showed up with in NYC in 1976. Therein is the reason no one hired me as a photographer.
So, here we go. Above, a shot the other week from London’s Hyde Park. Lone sax player, outside Winter Wonderland. Shot with a Nikon D750, which is a camera I now take with me just about everywhere. Light, fast and the high ISO is ridiculously good. I can see why it got named Camera of the Year by Pop Photo. Congrats to my buds over at Nikon Ambassadors. Coupling it with a new lens as well, the 20mm f1.8. The twenty has always been one of my favorite lenses. Back in the day, if I went out with two lenses, it was invariably the 20 and the 180 f2.8. So, very happy this new piece of wide, fast glass came to be.