All images by Chris Kürst. Used with permission.
Chris Kürst (as he goes by) is a self-employed photograph from Germany. He shoots on both digital and film of which he taught himself. Chris (his first name) describes himself as a lover of black and white. Hence why he pitched his series Monochrome to us. The series is a collection of dark impressions of the massive southern Alps.
This series is composed of monochrome photographs in order to put a focus on structure, texture and the contrast between light and shadow, ground and air, soft clouds and harsh rock. Artistically speaking, it makes strong use of contrast, lights, darks, whites and blacks to create a compelling image. When you consider all this, you take in the fact that one doesn’t need the golden hour for landscapes. Indeed, what black and white does is removes all that beautiful, warm color that only the Golden Hour can give you. Instead, one relies on the more basic elements of composing an image.
More from his series is after the jump. Just an FYI, we’re talking about this more in the upcoming month on La Noir Image.