Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Abandoned or Alone

Solitude | Cremona | 2016

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge for this week has the theme “abandoned or alone“. Frequent readers probably have already seen my entries for the challenge, but what I find kind of fascinating is that these themed challenges allow me to revisit older photographs and group them together in a new and different way, a creative process that I thoroughly enjoy.

To see all my other monochrome  photographs for Cee’s challenge continue after the jump….

I want to be real
I want to be real | Nuremberg | 2016
Exhibition | Stockholm | 2016
Portland Pearl District
Lost in Thoughts | Portland | 2017
Peter Iredale
Peter Iredale | Oregon | 2017
Ghost Town
Ghost Town | Namibia | 2017

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You all have a great start into the week!


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  1. Well done Marcus. They do fit nicely together.
    If you ever want to pursue a challenging but fun exercise, print these image (all worth doing) and then lay them out as if they would be installed in an exhibition. You could think how lines, shapes, tones and subjects might fit together. To up the challenge, rotate each picture 180 degrees and see if you still like the arrangements. This removes the subject from consideration and relies on line, tone and shape.

    1. That is a very cool tip, Tim, and a good inspiration for the upcoming holiday break. Actually, I’m thinking about making a coffee table book from some of my black and white images, so this exercise would also help determine the pics that make it into the book and the sequencing. What size print would you recommend, 4×6 enough or larger?

      1. I’m not sure on the size. After seeing the Walker Evans photo exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art I attended a conversation between the photographer Jeff Wall and the curator of photography for the museum, Clement Cheroux. They agreed that one of the best ways of seeing b&w photographs is in a book. You can study them in more depth. I would agree. So in getting back to answering to your question, I would think size depends on the intricacy of the image. The more detail the larger the image. Obviously, the cost is a factor. Let us the results and where you are going to have this book printed.

      2. Interesting comment, Tim, thanks so much for sharing! I think I start doing 4×6 prints, as I can do them easily at home. Eric Kim taught me in his workshop that you can see whether a picture works already from its thumbnail. At least if the composition works. After playing around with this concept, I can only agree and use this approach now when culling my photos. So looking at 4×6 prints to select and sequence photos for a book might just do the trick.

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