There is just something about black and white landscape photography that screams depth. The contrast of an image devoid of color, the dark vs the light, the yin and the yang, complementing off each other, balancing each other bringing a dimension that pulls a viewer in and forces contemplation. Don’t get me wrong, I love and appreciate looking at the beautiful colors that surrounds us in nature, but when it is stripped of color, the world becomes alone, silent, pensive, almost ghostly.
Those are the feelings I get when I look at amateur photographer, Derek Toye’s evocative images. His black and white landscapes, captured in dense fog, and eerie in its simplicity is both peaceful and hauntingly beautiful at the same time. Toye is self taught and has only started shooting for a little over a year. “Favorites include anything such as trees, mist or any type of scene that portrays some sort of mood or atmosphere to it.”
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