Popular Black and White Photography

Some of the most popular images available as canvas or fine art prints

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A question I am often asked is "Which is your most popular photograph?" This is quite difficult to answer as it isn't really that easy to narrow down to one image. I have over 800 prints for sale on this site and people tend to gravitate to a group of photographs that might usually have some sort of significance to them or their loved ones. New York for example is a place where many people visit and come back wanting to capture the spirit of their time together. Consequently, pictures around Central Park and famous landmarks, such as the statue of liberty or The Chrysler Building, are popular choices.

In Paris, photographs from the Notre Dame, The Champs Elysees, Sacre Coeur and the Arc De Triomphe are favourites but are by no means the only popular photos from the French capital. Sometimes, people are after something that little bit different. The shot that might not be immediately conspicuous but a shot that captures the essence of Paris, nevertheless.

In London, the most popular images I sell seem to revolve around the Lloyd's Building. I took a series of photographs of this location in 2007 and usually these form the basis of a order for London photographs. If people step a little further afield, some of my work from Oxford and Cambridge tries to capture the majesty and archaic beauty of the universities.

Oxford

architecture gallery
oxford - Radcliffe Camera, Bodleian Library, Oxford. This beautiful piece of architecture situated in the heart of Oxford houses the world famous Bodleian Library.  - black and white photography
Radcliffe Camera, Bodleian Library, Oxford. This beautiful piece of architecture situated in the heart of Oxford houses the world famous Bodleian Library.

Incentralpark

architecture gallery
incentralpark - Near Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, New York - black and white photography
Near Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, New York

Deansgatetunnel

manchester gallery
deansgatetunnel - Deansgate Tunnel looking up at the Beetham Tower, Manchester. This tunnel is part of the Bridgewater Canal which helped first link Manchester to the outside world. In later years, rail was to replace barges as the main way of transporting goods in and out of the city.  - black and white photography
Deansgate Tunnel looking up at the Beetham Tower, Manchester. This tunnel is part of the Bridgewater Canal which helped first link Manchester to the outside world. In later years, rail was to replace barges as the main way of transporting goods in and out of the city.

Theminster

architecture gallery
theminster - York Minster Cathedral, York. Restored after a huge fire in the 80s, this black and white photograph captures the stone facade of the front of the Cathedral.  - black and white photography
York Minster Cathedral, York. Restored after a huge fire in the 80s, this black and white photograph captures the stone facade of the front of the Cathedral.

Outtothewater2

Venice1 gallery
outtothewater2 - From St Marks square looking out, early morning,  Venice, Italy. At 5 in the morning, there were still people about. This photograph shows the Doge's Palace and the bottom of the Campanile.  - black and white photography
From St Marks square looking out, early morning, Venice, Italy. At 5 in the morning, there were still people about. This photograph shows the Doge's Palace and the bottom of the Campanile.

Exploringstreets

italytuscany gallery
exploringstreets - Lucca and Tuscany - black and white photography
Lucca and Tuscany

Theeye

animal gallery
theeye - Eye detail, in part colour. 2006. Sigma SD10 70mm. The blue eye colour was left in during post processing. 
 - black and white photography
Eye detail, in part colour. 2006. Sigma SD10 70mm. The blue eye colour was left in during post processing.

Crossingeastriver

newyork gallery
crossingeastriver -  An interesting persepective on The Brooklyn Bridge, New York. This bridge has allowed Manhattan islanders to reach Brooklyn for over 130 years. - black and white photography
An interesting persepective on The Brooklyn Bridge, New York. This bridge has allowed Manhattan islanders to reach Brooklyn for over 130 years.

Stmarksfirstthing

limitededitions gallery
stmarksfirstthing - St Mark's Square, Venice, Italy. 2008 - black and white photography
St Mark's Square, Venice, Italy. 2008

Petalsandfolds

flora gallery
petalsandfolds - black and white macro study of flower - black and white photography
black and white macro study of flower

Inthemountains

italytuscany gallery
inthemountains - High up in the mountains Northern Tuscany - black and white photography
High up in the mountains Northern Tuscany

Deserter

barcelona-madrid gallery
deserter - Outside Madrid, 2003. This shot shows the Royal Palace of Aranjuez. This is the royal residence of the King of Spain.  - black and white photography
Outside Madrid, 2003. This shot shows the Royal Palace of Aranjuez. This is the royal residence of the King of Spain.

Brightwanchai

hongkongchina gallery
brightwanchai - Connaught Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong. Using a slows shutter speed and tripod, this photograph shows the hustle and bustle of the Hong Kong's Wan Chai district after dark. This photograph was taken in 2005.  - black and white photography
Connaught Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong. Using a slows shutter speed and tripod, this photograph shows the hustle and bustle of the Hong Kong's Wan Chai district after dark. This photograph was taken in 2005.

Light

newyork gallery
light - Somewhere in the middle of Manhattan. This image was taken in 2009. - black and white photography
Somewhere in the middle of Manhattan. This image was taken in 2009.

Lloyds2

londonthecity gallery
lloyds2 - Lloyds Building, London, 2007 - black and white photography
Lloyds Building, London, 2007

College2

barbados2 gallery
college2 - Built in St John, this photograph shows Codrington College, Barbados. This building was completed in the early part of the 18th Century.  - black and white photography
Built in St John, this photograph shows Codrington College, Barbados. This building was completed in the early part of the 18th Century.

Bluemosque2

istanbul gallery
bluemosque2 - The Sultan Ahmed or Blue Mosque, Istanbul. Named after the blue Izmir tiles that adorn its roof - black and white photography
The Sultan Ahmed or Blue Mosque, Istanbul. Named after the blue Izmir tiles that adorn its roof

Causeway2

landscapes gallery
causeway2 - The Giant's Causeway on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - black and white photography
The Giant's Causeway on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland

Drinksatboatquaybw

singapore gallery
drinksatboatquaybw - View from bars on boat quay, Singapore, 2006. - black and white photography
View from bars on boat quay, Singapore, 2006.

Rivermouth

singapore gallery
rivermouth - The mouth of the Singapore River. The Merlion is on the left and the CBD beyond. - black and white photography
The mouth of the Singapore River. The Merlion is on the left and the CBD beyond.

Earlymorningvenice

limitededitions gallery
earlymorningvenice - Taken very early in Spring 2008. The gondolas at the entrance to St Mark's Square, Venice. - black and white photography
Taken very early in Spring 2008. The gondolas at the entrance to St Mark's Square, Venice.

Settlestation

architecture gallery
settlestation - At Settle Train Station, North Yorkshire. This black and white photograph captures the charming station and platform at Settle, North Yorkshire.   - black and white photography
At Settle Train Station, North Yorkshire. This black and white photograph captures the charming station and platform at Settle, North Yorkshire.

Lloyds5

londonthecity gallery
lloyds5 - Lloyds Building, London, 2007 - black and white photography
Lloyds Building, London, 2007

Brownflower

flora gallery
brownflower - Flower head, 2009 - black and white photography
Flower head, 2009
If romance is what you are after, Venice is probably for you. Built on a lagoon (and quite possibly sinking into the lagoon) there can be no other city quite like it on earth. Favourite photos from this city usually revolve around St Mark's Basilica and Square, the Doge's Palace or The Bridge of Sighs but again some customers are looking for something else. Something related to Venice that doesn't scream Venice.

For me, my favourites would be as follows. Number one:- Raffles Hotel Singapore. This portrait shot was taken in 2006. The charm of this hotel is what draws me to it and the photograph, finished in a sepia tone, has I feel a timeless quality that makes it intriguing. My second choice would be the shot in the New York gallery of Poet's Walk, near Bethesda, Central Park. I had to use a tripod for this shot as the day was drawing to a close. Central Park is such an antidote to the vast metropolis of New York city. My third favourite photograph would then be the landscape oriented shot of the Giant's Causeway. This took 3 hours to drive to but was well worth it. The photograph was taken in 2004.