These are some of my favourite photos out of my body of work. This is my ‘Cities’ project which I did for myself, as I wanted some photography in my room. So I decided I would use pictures that represented my favourite places that I have been fortunate enough to travel to.

The choice to have them all on black and white stemmed from the photo of the Eiffel Tower. The photo was taken from the top of the Sacre-Coeur and after uploading them onto the computer I instantly felt this vintage feel to the picture and the need to play with the shadows. I tried sepia and warmer tones but black and white gives the picture a strength which I like, so I decided that the whole project would be in black and white. The only one I am going to re work on is the Sydney picture, Its too over done around the edges with the glow making it a bit over bearing. What do you think?

I am so lucky to have been able to spend time in these places. I have never been one to simply go on a ‘sun’ holiday, having always preferred to go somewhere where I can immerse myself in a different lifestyle, and experience things not available in the UK (though I suppose the sun technically falls under that bracket!).


Written by Neil Thornton
London-based coffee drinker. Editor by day, blogger by whatever time he finds spare.