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From my Chiaroscuro collection. (photo by James Wiley)

CHIAROSCURO (Italian for clear-dark)

A term in art for a contrast between light and dark. The term is
usually applied to bold contrasts affecting a whole 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 compiled 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.

Comments on this photo:

Aug 16 2013 23:05 GMT sheasoru68
Fascinating and brilliant capture and description.....
Aug 17 2013 09:15 GMT happysnaper
Fantastic B/W very well done.