16 Dec 2010

the photographs of Bill Phelps

This is a blown-up version of a very low definition reproduction and it does not do justice to the incredibly dense texture and the subtle gradings of this highly contrasted image. One of the qualities of Bill Phelps' black and white photography is the incredible atmosphere he manages to pack into his images. They are brooding, mysterious, and haunt you for some time.

For example, who has managed to capture some of the feeling of riding a motorcycle in dark weather better than this?.....

And his pictures of women are just as fine and subtle...

If you want to see more, take a look here :