The great Edward Weston was well known in his imagery for his photographs of shells, vegetables, landscapes and nudes. Many photographers are inspired by him and use him as a reference for motivation. Tonight while I was preparing spaghetti for super I noticed that one of the garlic cloves had an interesting look to it and would make an good for tonight's subject. Taking the clove down to my studio I set up one light with a softbox I positioned it around until I achieved a lighting pattern I liked. I took a couple frames from a few different angles and then proceeded to my office.
After downloading the images onto my computer I looked at the colour image and enjoyed the subtle pinks and browns of the clove. While looking at the screen I thought about Weston and that most of his photo's were in Black and White. Using the conversion function in photoshop I played with the different sliders until I was able to find a nice degree of tonal range.
I share both of these images for your consideration. I enjoyed making both and it was fun to explore the possibilities of digital black and white.