Architecture, Chiaroscuro Style
By James Wiley
27 Feb 2013
This is a group of images from my 'Chiaroscuro' fine art collection with an emphasis on architecture.
CHIAROSCURO (Italian for clear-dark)
A term in art for a contrast between light and dark. The term is ususally applied to bold contrasts affecting an entire composition.
I have always been fascinated with the 'black and white' in black and white photography. This body of work is a result of that fascination. Influenced by the cinematic 'Film Noir' period of the 40's and 50's and by the work of photographer Bill Brandt, I have copiled these images that emphasize drama and mystery. It is much more about style than subject matter as the goal is always a final print of high contrast featuring deep, rich blacks and brilliant whites. However for this essay, I have narrowed my selection to one subject, that being architecture.