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Khmer Boy in Black and White

By Flemmingbo

For the past half year I have been spending my time in places with an abundance of sunshine and colour, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia and Australia. My images have therefore mostly been in colour and have been heavily processed. Although I have been studying a great deal of black and white photography I have not actually created many black and white images. Last night I finally returned to black and white processing and today I just wish to present a simple and gentle black and white image from Cambodia:


This boy overlooking the river in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, has a great profile and a gentle deep-in-thoughts look. I processed this image very gentle and simple, not wanting to hammer the contrast, with rich tones of grey and adding film grain for a more organic look. It has quickly become an image I love very much, I will be doing many more images in this gentle timeless look. Our eyes are used to digital look and processing, so this film-like image may look lacking for some. What do you feel?

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