"I got seriously into photography about 3 years ago when I realized digital SLRs were starting to get very good (I hate the whole darkroom experience so was never tempted by film). I love dramatic perspectives and clarity and perfection in composition. Design and symmetry but most of all, creating/capturing ambience are big things for me, creating harmony out of the chaotic world around us. I guess I am one of "Kenna’s children" but don’t have that many other photographic influences, I tend to find inspiration elsewhere, from music for example. That said, I love the work of Julius Tjintjelaar who always manages to push the game along and Steve Landeros, a real master of textural and tonal balance.
Black and white is my favorite processing medium (although I also sneak out the odd color image too, but via experimental processing) as it grants you tremendous freedom in shaping the presentation of an image. I’m not really into representational photography, although I do admire those few who are really good at it. I love both long and short exposure images, depending on the conditions: long when the light isn’t perfect (when is it ever!), and short to capture those all too rare moments of magic light. I’m lucky to live on a beautiful island with some stunning scenery, but I also love travelling and have a patient wife who indulges me while I shoot!" ~ Christopher George
For more black and white landscape photography by Christopher George, you can visit his flickr photostream here.
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