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Black and white landscape photography isn't about the direct copy of nature. Instead, a black and white photograph contains a mystery, something enigmatic, which makes it more interesting. This is why I shoot in black and white.
Water and stones attract my attention. Rather, it is the combination of these two contrasting elements that really pulls me in. Water is forever moving, never still, and what I want to capture, with the stones as a counterpoint, is the movement of water. Through varying the exposure time, it is possible to show the character, perhaps even 'mood' of the water.
A large-format camera is also instrumental in showing this 'mood', but the main reason for my choosing large format photography is that it allows for the highest possible definition of detail. The second most important reason for my preference is that only large format photography displays the full scale of shades between darkest black and most pristine snow white. Lastly, it is the combination of these features that gives the impression that the picture will allow you to step into it, into another black and white and more beautiful world.