Traveling Images Photographywww.ArtPal.com/scottgbanner
I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, where I am based.
I have been a professional photographer for eighteen years.
I have studied the medium of black and white photography in depth.
WHY BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY?
Black and white photographs are significant for two reasons. First, due to the absence of colour, the tonal range provides depth that can realise ‘more’ to an image. Second, because black and white represents the period before colour imagery, black and white photographs provide direct visual links to times past. It is these aesthetic and timeless qualities of black and white photographs that I love to explore.
I have traveled extensively for the last thirty years, which has been important for achieving a deeper understanding of the world’s physical landscape, cultures, and people. Black and white photography has been central in this exploration.
I shoot using Leica due to the camera’s uncomplicated settings and its optical quality. I use a standard lens approximating what I see with naturally, which has two benefits. First, it removes the need to make decisions concerning focal length, thereby reducing the variables that I need to consider when contemplating taking a picture. Second, it forces me to move in space to capture a scene, thereby giving me greater understanding of that space.
Scott Gregory Banner.