Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Gardens in Black & White
There are really nice gardens at the George Eastman House, and I always photograph them when I visit there, no matter what the weather. Here's the thing - I have always photographed gardens in color. But I have this book of extraordinary black & white photographs by the English landscape designer Gertrude Jekyll who lived from 1843-1932 in Surrey, England. She photographed her own garden, which was legendary in its design. So here's the thing - it is easy for me to photograph in color, but shooting gardens in black & white is hard. So for that reason I always try to do it. This is one of my attempts. I do love the luscious gray tones that black and white photography produces.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 8:36 PM