Monochrome Photography Portfolio

A selection of monochrome photographs featuring architecture, cityscapes, landscapes and other miscellaneous subject matter. Overall, they showcase the type of imagery I like to produce. The original colour images are edited initially with Adobe Lightroom, then converted to monochrome using Nik Silver Efex Pro2.

Many of the images below are available for purchase as prints on my Fine Art America / Pixels shop store, in a variety of sizes and finishes including framed, canvas, and metal prints. Greeting cards are also available. 

LIVERPOOL LIBRARY

England, UK

Liverpool's Central Library first opened in 1860, but was partly rebuilt in 2013 with a new central atrium (shown left) designed by Architects Austin-Smith:Lord. For photographers equipped with a wide angle lens, it makes an interesting composition, and is well suited to monochrome photography.

Technical details

Fujifilm X-E1 with 18-55mm lens.

1/180 sec at F5.6, ISO 1250

1950's FASHION

England, UK

Historical WW2 re-enactment events are a regular feature during summer in the UK, and the portrait shown left features an example of lady's 1950's fashion with hat, veil, and coat, taken at a re-enactment event in Buckinghamshire, UK.

Technical details

Canon 20D with 300 mm lens.

1./800 sec at F4.5, ISO 200

PALACIO DE CRISTAL

Madrid, Spain

The Palacio de Cristal is a conservatory located in Madrid's Buen Retiro Park. It was built in 1887 on the occasion of the Exposition of the Philippines, held in the same year, then a Spanish colonial possession. The architect was Ricardo Velázquez Bosco.

Technical details

Fujifilm X-T10 with 18-55mm lens.

1/850 sec at F8, ISO 320

STEAMPUNK GAL

Lincoln, England, UK

Each year, the historic city of Lincoln (Lincolnshire, England, UK) has a Steampunk Festival during the August Bank Holiday weekend, during which there are ample opportunities for photographers to capture images of participants and performers in their often weird and wonderful costumes, like the person here.

Technical details

Fujifilm X-E1 with 18-55mm lens.

1/280 sec at F5.6, ISO 400

SCIENCE MUSEUM

Valencia, Spain

Valencia is home to the City of Arts and Sciences, a cultural and architectural complex, designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. This photograph shows the Science Museum building with its unusual exterior illuminated at night.

Technical details

Fujifilm X-T2 with 10-24mm lens.

1.9 secs at F10, ISO 200

PORT OF ROTTERDAM

The Netherlands

The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe, located in the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands. This photograph shows the modern architecture of Erasmus Bridge with a cruise ship berthed at the post, alongside the nearby tall skyscrapers.

Technical details

Fujifilm X-T10 with 18-55mm lens.

1/1900 sec at F8, ISO 400

GUGGENHEIM

Bilbao, Spain

The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain, was designed by architect Frank Gehry, and features modern and contemporary art exhibits. The building design is quite remarkable and offers lots of photographic opportunities, such as this section of the building with nice late afternoon light.

Technical details

Fujifilm X-T2 with 18-55mm lens.

1/220 sec at F9, ISO 200

ZUBIZURI

Bilbao, Spain

The Zubizuri, also called the Campo Volantin Bridge or Puente del Campo Volantin, is a tied arch footbridge across the Nervion River in Bilbao, Spain. Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, the bridge links the Campo Volantin right bank and Uribitarte left bank of the river.

Technical details

Fujifilm X-T2 with 10-24mm lens.

1/550 sec at F8, ISO 250

STEAMPUNK

Each year, the historic city of Lincoln (Lincolnshire, England, UK) has a Steampunk Festival during the August Bank Holiday weekend, during which there are ample opportunities for photographers to capture images of participants and performers in their often weird and wonderful costumes, like the person here.

BATTLE OF BOSWORTH

Bosworth Battlefield is the site in Leicestershire, England, UK, where on 22 August 1485 King Richard III was defeated in battle by Henry Tudor, thus ending the English civil war between the houses of Lancaster and York. Each year, a battle re-enactment is held at the site to commemorate the historic event, providing interesting opportunities for photographers.

TATRA 87 CAR

The Tatra 87 luxury sedan car was built between 1936 and 1950 by Czechoslovak manufacturer Tatra. The Tatra 87 has unique bodywork and was the first car built with aerodynamics in mind. This car was photographed while displayed at an art gallery in Germany.

MAN AND DOG, ENGLAND, UK

A portrait photograph of a man with his pet dog photographed at a summer event in Derbyshire, UK

GUGGENHEIM, BILBAO, SPAIN

The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain, was designed by architect Frank Gehry, and features modern and contemporary art exhibits. The building design is quite remarkable and offers lots of photographic opportunities, such as this section of the building with wonderful light at sunset.

MADRID, SPAIN

While walking down this street in the centre of Madrid, I observed the pattern of lights reflected from the nearby buildings and thought it looked rather nice.

LEUVEHAVEN, ROTTERDAM

Leuvehaven is a port of Rotterdam located near the centre of Rotterdam and the Erasmus Bridge. The harbour, shown above, is used as an outdoor museum for the Rotterdam Maritime Museum. 

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

This unusual modern design building is the STC Group headquarters in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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