David by David

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

I took this candid of a very dear friend at an anniversary dinner we both attended in September 2021. I think this shot shows the glint in the eye and the sense of humour David has.

Leica Q2 Monochrom
iso 3200
1/60 f/2.5
No flash
pp CaptureOne 22


Black And White Photography, David, Photography

Meet Niklas, I’ve taken some shots of him before a fair while ago now. We got talking about photography in general and I couldn’t resist asking if I could take a picture of him with my new Q2M. I cropped it to remove the ear defenders he was wearing because they had lots of distracting text on them.I then printed it out at home and gave him a copy the next day.
It’s great in this digital age what a reaction you get when you present someone with a real picture not shown on a screen, or shared on some platform or other. Try going a little “Old school” and see for yourselves.

Leica Q2 monochrom
PP in Capture One (Which is great so far).


Black And White Photography, Pavel, Photography

Yvonne, an artist, whose mother is from Moravia and whose father is from Senegal. I really enjoyed working with Yvonne, who is a very lively subject. For this image I opted for an aperture of 1.4 to create a slightly dreamy effect and to focus attention o

The Dean

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven


Dan Burkholder © Steven Willard

Informal portrait of Dan Burkholder at a workshop on alternative photo processes before COVID forced him to move classes to the internet. Dan is a well known lecturer, teacher, author of several books on photography processes, and master printer. I have attended several of his workshops and enjoyed them all. I look forward to the time things return to normal and I can join him for another class.

Olympus Pen-F with  Lumix 42.5 f1.7 lens, processed in Snapseed.

Veronica who?

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Veronica who?

A nod to 1940s screen star Veronica Lake. If you aren’t familiar with her work I suggest “The Blue Dalhlia” with Alan Ladd which was released in 1946, the year I was born.

Olympus OMD-EM1 with 12-40mm f2.8 zoom, processed in Snapseed.

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Black And White Photography, Pavel, Photography

An Impressionist take Terez, my fellow dance student. I asked her to characterise herself in three words. She came up with introverted and sensitive. I’d add gentle – she’s studying to work in pediatrics.

Third Generation

Black And White Photography, Joseph, Photography

This is Gerry and he’s a third generation paving and masonry contractor from Ireland. He’s currently doing some work at my home. He’s pictured here with his sons Jimmy and Michael after a hard day of work. Perhaps I should have titled this image third and fourth generation.

Image was taken with a Fujifilm X-H1 and XF 56mm f/1.2 lens