“The transitory nature of existence binds everything in the material world. Careful observation reveals the beauty within each fleeting moment.” —Bret Culp

Gallery

Recent B&W

Recent B&W

These are some of my favourite black and white photographs I've completed over the past few years.

Iceland

Iceland

Iceland is a portal back to the primordial Earth, as evidenced by its steaming hills, hot springs, erupting geysers, waterfalls, active volcanoes, glaciers, black sand beaches and northern lights.

B&W Ireland

B&W Ireland

My idea of bliss is walking an overgrown Irish country road with my camera on a frosty morning, the smell of burning peat emanating from a nearby cottage—no other place or time to be.

B&W Matera

B&W Matera

The history of the ancient cave town of Matera, Italy, illustrates the rise, fall and continuous transformation of all material things, a primary theme of my photography.

B&W Tuscany

B&W Tuscany

A young cashier refused to sell us a bottle of wine until she removed all remnants of a sticker. “I can’t give it to you like this. It’s not beautiful.” This perfectly sums up Tuscany to me

B&W Rome

B&W Rome

First called The Eternal City by Tibullus in the 1st century BC, Rome's history spans 28 centuries. It's one of the most important art and archaeological destinations in the world.

B&W Cuba

B&W Cuba

The beauty of Cuban architecture continues to radiate through its ruins, as does the spirit of its people despite economic and political restrictions.

B&W Natural Landscapes

B&W Natural Landscapes

From grand views of land, sky and waters to intimate depictions of its details, these pristine landscape photographs show little to no evidence of human influence.

B&W Cultural Landscaps

B&W Cultural Landscaps

Photographs in which humans have modified or transformed the visible features of the land rather than pristine, unspoiled nature scenes.

Colour Landscapes

Colour Landscapes

Colour can play a vital role in the emotion and mood of landscape photography, helping the viewer to connect with it in a deeper, more meaningful way.

B&W Urban and Industrial Decay

B&W Urban and Industrial Decay

Photographs of deindustrialization, abandonment and ruins relay stories of socioeconomic growth and decline and the inevitable reintegration of all material things with the Earth.

B&W Urban and Cityscapes

B&W Urban and Cityscapes

The richness of history, architecture, industry, culture and people in humorous or poignant scenes make the city fertile ground for photographic exploration.

Colour Urban and Cityscapes

Colour Urban and Cityscapes

My decision to make a photograph in black and white or colour is based on which I feel will make the final image better. I love B&W, but sometimes the colour is too important to disregard.

B&W Cemeteries, Graveyards and Churchyards

B&W Cemeteries, Graveyards and Churchyards

Atmospheric overgrown cemeteries are places to contemplate the lives and times of those who have gone before, where you can see vegetative life emerging from the monuments of the deceased.

Panoramas

Panoramas

Single or multiple images stitched together with a field of view greater than that of the human eye, an aspect ratio of 2:1 or larger, can be considered a wide format or panoramic photograph.

Solargraphy

Solargraphy

Solargraphy sun trails appear during sunny periods—their height in the sky is based on latitude and time of year of exposure. The colours are a byproduct of extreme overexposure.

Astrophotography

Astrophotography

Nothing evokes contemplation and wonder more than gazing at the beauty and grandeur of the northern lights, the Moon, our Milky Way galaxy or deep-sky nebula.

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