London's Premier Black & White Architecture Photographer

How I work as a black and white building photographer?

Being a black and white architecture & building photographer is not just work.  It’s a passion too. Ansell Adams was the first black & white photographer to investigate & develop the zonal system.  There are many subjects and areas of photography that look better in monochrome however I am passionate about black and white buildings and architecture photography.

Don’t get me wrong I love colour but sometimes colour can distract or overwhelm the detail in an image.

This page is a variety of my own work that was shot using tones rather than colours. Many black and white architecture photographers will look at  shape, shadows and reflections to add the third dimension to their work. It is a different way at looking at and capturing the art of architecture photography. Modern cameras are incredibly complex and clever mini-computers. However they still take the focal point as mid-tone grey unless the professional photographer makes appropriate compensations. The ability to focus on the correct tonal value can add a huge amount of detail to the final detail.

These black and white architecture and building photography photos were shot mainly in London. I took  them with an interest in the natural and man made geometry and how they work together. By using the tones, shapes and shadows it’s possible to create an individual image that has an impact on the viewer.

It is not always necessary to travel to the far side of the world to create amazing images. Sometimes it is a case of just slowing down and looking for the pattern or the contrast in the environment we inhabit. London has a rich history and variety of buildings and architecture. It is so easy to take things for granted and to miss the beauty and the opportunities right on our doorstep. Some days I get the urge to put my headphones on , get out of the flat and walk around London with a camera, a single lens and a tripod and see where the creative journey will lead me.

I relish commissions allowing my own black and white architecture photography interpretation of a brief is permitted. 

You can see some of the Clients I have worked with as a London building photographer. Or you can read my blogs Photographing  Construction Sites or visit my page Architecture Photography.


1. Receive brief

2. liase with client

3. Plan & prepare for shoot

4. Shoot images for client

5. Send client first edit for review & selection

6. Edit images

7. Send final images to client

If you weren”t looking for a black and white building photographer then you can always check out my Interior PhotographyDesign PhotographyArchitecture Photography, or Food Photography. Read my blog posts: Photographing Construction SitesHow to shoot Property PhotographyHiring an architectural photographer or Urban Architecture Photography. You can find out more About me, Contact me or return Home.

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