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Black & White

My early years in photography began with black-and-white film. Initially, I was inspired by the work of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. Weston’s photographs of green peppers in color would not have been worth a second look. And Adams’ photographs of western landscapes were dramatic with incredible texture. Now with digital capture and the availability of post-processing color to black-and-white I feel as if I am in some way returning to my roots. Please enjoy these photographs which I believe are best presented in black-and-white with shades of grey.

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