…..or, Black and White, using black, gray and white, or a desaturated color in tones from black to white. Photography began in monochrome but the medium persists for its abstraction, for accuracy when color distracts, for its aesthetic, and often, for nostalgia.

Rocky’s Air Cooled Respite – multiple award winner

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Eiffel Tower

Scope overlooking Paris, one of the happiest of man made places

Undulating Road in the Palouse, Washington State
STOOP BOYS, MANTUA, PHILADELPHIA From 1969, when it was still cool to take pictures of kids. In the inner city, the stoop, like a front porch, was a connection between the house and the neighborhood. These houses, we learned in urban architecture studies, were built for Italian immigrants in and around 1900.

Scott and Steven
Brothers who grew up mostly apart, attended Grandma’s funeral together. Though a solemn occasion, the guys were enamored to be together, present, and happily pose for a pic.

Dance with Me
The classical 19th century Reichstag in Berlin was dramatically redesigned in the 20th century modern style with extraordinary features.