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.

Exploringstreets4

italytuscany gallery
exploringstreets4 - Street Scene Lucca - black and white photography
Street Scene Lucca

Castlefieldbridges

manchester gallery
castlefieldbridges - You don't have to wander to far in Manchester to see the heavy industry that once reigned supreme. At Castlefield, much of this has gone but the city has incorporated the old with the new and the area is now thriving with bars and apartments.  - black and white photography
You don't have to wander to far in Manchester to see the heavy industry that once reigned supreme. At Castlefield, much of this has gone but the city has incorporated the old with the new and the area is now thriving with bars and apartments.

Linedup

limitededitions gallery
linedup - Before the crowds arrive. Gondolas tied upon on the Venetian waterfont.  - black and white photography
Before the crowds arrive. Gondolas tied upon on the Venetian waterfont.

Arc

parisglimpses gallery
arc - Arc De Triomphe, Paris, 2008 - black and white photography
Arc De Triomphe, Paris, 2008

Oxfordsighs

architecture gallery
oxfordsighs - Bridge of Sighs, Oxford. In Venice, the bride of sighs is said to have got its name from the sighing of prisoners as they crossed from the Doge's Palace to the prison. In Oxford, the sighs are from students going to sit exams.  - black and white photography
Bridge of Sighs, Oxford. In Venice, the bride of sighs is said to have got its name from the sighing of prisoners as they crossed from the Doge's Palace to the prison. In Oxford, the sighs are from students going to sit exams.

Venice

Venice1 gallery
venice - View of Venice, Italy. Truman Capote once said of Venice   Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.  - black and white photography
View of Venice, Italy. Truman Capote once said of Venice Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.

Lattice

paris gallery
lattice - Commissioned in 1984, the Pyramid at the Louvre is an I M Pei's design of steel and glass that covers the entrance to the museum. Many would argue that this design is a triumph of the successful combination of old and new architecture. - black and white photography
Commissioned in 1984, the Pyramid at the Louvre is an I M Pei's design of steel and glass that covers the entrance to the museum. Many would argue that this design is a triumph of the successful combination of old and new architecture.

Theundergound

londonthecity gallery
theundergound - London, 2007 - black and white photography
London, 2007

Corcovadopeak

riodejaneiro gallery
corcovadopeak - Christo Redentor or Christ the Redeemer as seen from Santa Teresa in Rio - black and white photography
Christo Redentor or Christ the Redeemer as seen from Santa Teresa in Rio

Lloyds4

londonthecity gallery
lloyds4 - Lloyds Building, London, 2007 - black and white photography
Lloyds Building, London, 2007

Readyfortheday

Venice1 gallery
readyfortheday - St Marks Square, Early Morning, Venice, Italy. I was up early to shoot this. St Marks really was perfect that morning. It was early spring, a little chilly and I was quite tired rising but for about 45 minutes I felt like I had Venice to myself - black and white photography
St Marks Square, Early Morning, Venice, Italy. I was up early to shoot this. St Marks really was perfect that morning. It was early spring, a little chilly and I was quite tired rising but for about 45 minutes I felt like I had Venice to myself

Ayiaroof

istanbul gallery
ayiaroof - The roof of the Ayia Sophia Mosque, Istanbul.  - black and white photography
The roof of the Ayia Sophia Mosque, Istanbul.

Gaudihouse2

barcelona-madrid gallery
gaudihouse2 - Barcelona, 2003. In Barcelona, the influence of Antoni Gaudi is everywhere. This photograph shows a Gaudi designed facade on the Ramblas.  - black and white photography
Barcelona, 2003. In Barcelona, the influence of Antoni Gaudi is everywhere. This photograph shows a Gaudi designed facade on the Ramblas.

Dolma2

istanbul gallery
dolma2 - Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul. The last Sultan of the Byzantine era left the city from this location, via the Bosphorus in 1923. - black and white photography
Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul. The last Sultan of the Byzantine era left the city from this location, via the Bosphorus in 1923.

Winter

landscapes gallery
winter - Winter Scene 2006. Saddleworth, England - black and white photography
Winter Scene 2006. Saddleworth, England

Mainsquare

italytuscany gallery
mainsquare - Lucca - black and white photography
Lucca

Thejunk

hongkongchina gallery
thejunk - Lonely junk on Stanley Harbour. This sepia toned print was taken in 2005.  - black and white photography
Lonely junk on Stanley Harbour. This sepia toned print was taken in 2005.

Kowloonpeninsula

hongkongchina gallery
kowloonpeninsula - Nine Dragons of the Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong. The hills of Kowloon are referred to as dragons by the local people.  - black and white photography
Nine Dragons of the Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong. The hills of Kowloon are referred to as dragons by the local people.

Yorkminster

architecture gallery
yorkminster - York Minster Cathedral, York. This black and white photograph shows the detail of the stone work around one of York Minister's stained glass windows.  - black and white photography
York Minster Cathedral, York. This black and white photograph shows the detail of the stone work around one of York Minister's stained glass windows.

Inthedark

animal gallery
inthedark - B&W Portrait 2005. Sigma SD9 70mm. This black and white portrait is deliberately shot in low key to hint at the features of the human form  
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B&W Portrait 2005. Sigma SD9 70mm. This black and white portrait is deliberately shot in low key to hint at the features of the human form

Sideofthelibrary

manchester gallery
sideofthelibrary - Manchester Library, Manchester - black and white photography
Manchester Library, Manchester

Triomphedetail

parismoments gallery
triomphedetail - Arc De Triomphe, Paris - black and white photography
Arc De Triomphe, Paris

Climbingtothecastle

northengland gallery
climbingtothecastle - Lindisfarne Castle. This shot shows the route upto the castle with the beach in front. - black and white photography
Lindisfarne Castle. This shot shows the route upto the castle with the beach in front.

Islandview

hongkongchina gallery
islandview - Harbour view and the high rises on the island. . The photo shows the harbour and Kowloon beyond.  - black and white photography
Harbour view and the high rises on the island. . The photo shows the harbour and Kowloon beyond.
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.