I recently entered a photography competition, the Mill Valley Click-Off. Competitors are randomly assigned a category by drawing a theme from a hat. My theme was ‘Black and White’. I was pretty enthusiastic about this as I could still shoot the kind of photos I love to take and have been evolving as style around, but It’s been years since I shot in black and white so it give me a chance to take it in a new direction.
The competition rules state that the photo needed to be taken in Marin County between two dates, so selecting something from my archive wouldn’t work. I thought it would be fun though to take some of my past images and revisit them in black and white for inspiration and get a better sense of what might work. Here’s a few of my favorites.