Black and white photography | Timothy Gent Gallery News | July 2019
Black and white photograph Layers of land by Timothy Gent

During the summer months, I’ve been selecting a series of black and white photographs as silver gelatin prints for sale online.

I started making the current collection of photographs in 2013. I wanted to explore whether it was possible to communicate the visual qualities I show in my paintings but via the photographic medium.

Up until that point, I was interested in photography but had only seen it as a way to create a reference or sketch before starting a painting.

The earliest subject I chose was England’s longest aqueduct at Edstone in Warwickshire, close to where I was living at the time. It was a long exposure photograph and the final image is one I made during a cold misty day with snow falling.

The largest part of my collection is a sub-series of photographs of the sea at Ross sands, Lindisfarne in Northumberland. I’ve photographed the same beach during different seasons and weather conditions. I wanted to show the vast open spaces, the land, the sea and the sky but in a pure, minimal way.

I love using minimal compositions and beautiful proportions in my fine art. With photography, the framing of the lens and your position are the compositional tools.

While making the collection I have discovered that black and white photography is a lovely medium which emphasises the pure, graphic qualities of light, form and tone during moments in time.

The black and white photography prints collection

You can now choose from a select collection of seascape and landscape black and white photography prints. One size is available for sale but if you’d like a different size, please contact me.

All the prints are bespoke, so by arranging a custom size, you can select the perfect size to fit the location you have in mind. With no extra charge for a custom size, the price will only vary by size.

As I’ve chosen professional silver gelatin photography printing by Ilford, you know your print will be made to the very best quality - using a genuine photographic technique.

View the photography collection.