I like the challenge of turning photos that are primarily just lines and textures into interesting pictures. I had this photo of a pile of pallets behind Ace Hardware and never quite knew what to do with it until recently. I finally got some inspiration and experimented with turning it into a high contrast black and white photo.
The stark contrasts really set off the rough surfaces and vertical composition. The final photo turns a humble subject into a much more dramatic, contemporary image.
I had so much fun with it that I worked on a whole series of black and white photos, and you know I’ll be posting some of them next.