Darkitecture, for the lovers of dark arts


Darkitecture, the entrance to Colchester Zoo. This photograph is all about composition and tones. Anyone who knows me, will know I enjoy dark photography, not just the colours but also the concept. Darkitecture is all about drama, contrast and angles, the deep rich tones create a unique twist to this building. The slants of the rooftop is what attracted me to capture this photograph and I enjoy capturing unique architecture.

Monochrome photography

Monochrome photography is where the image produced has a single hue, rather than recording the colors of the object. This includes all forms of black-and-white photography, images containing tones of grey ranging from black to white. Other hues besides grey, such as sepia, cyan or brown can also be used in monochrome photography. Monochrome is mostly used for artistic reasons in the contemporary world.

Monochrome photography is a popular genre and even comes with its own international awards, mono awards. You can discover some fantastic monochrome photographers, such as Pia Elizondo, Michel Rajkovic, Ben Nixon and many more. Many photographers tend to specialise in a specific genre whether it be landscapes, models, fine art, and macro to name a few. I personally enjoy historical and documentary photography.

Photography Tips:

I recommend to shoot in RAW, these files are uncompressed and unprocessed image files, that come straight from the image sensor. As a result, these files have a wide colour space that can be controlled and utilized in editing software such as Photoshop. RAW files can offer the photographer complete control over their photographs, especially when it comes to tonality.

Colchester Zoo

A zoological garden situated in Colchester, England. The zoo opened in 1963 and is home to many rare and endangered species, including big cats, primates and birds. Colchester Zoo is supported by ‘Action for the Wild’, assisting in conservation projects worldwide. — Wikipedia