Diagnostic imaging was my trade for many years. The majority of modalities in imaging produce pictures in black and white or more correctly in Grey scale. As an artist grey scale has always been my guide when judging my coloured work. A black and white photograph always lets me know if a painting has the balance I am hoping to achieve.
Cookworthy Knapp © theoldmortuary
In photography I often search out a monotone image in the real world.
Hugo and Lola have been known to pose in locations that lend themselves to Black and White.
In this case at Dungeness, Britain’s only desert on the Kent coast.
The unusual environment lends itself to greyscale.
All round the coast of Britain, black and white somehow brings peace and silence to an image that could, with colour be garish or over ripe.
Another monotone shot in real life colour.
Retaining walls at Samphire Hoe Country Park. An artificial land mass built from the extracted materials created by the tunneling for the Chanel Tunnel. A Nature Preserve.
And finally back to Radiography.
A cardiac angiogram of the left coronary artery, the basis of the pattern that heads this blog.