Black & White photography has been all the rage in decorating for a while now, and I don't know about you, but I think its here to STAY!!!! I LOVE b&w photography, and am constantly ooing and ahhing over it at stores.
BUT-I've never bought a single piece, and why? Because its MUCH cheaper to go take it yourself!!!!! I learned this lesson last year when I contacted a local photographer about an image he had taken, and I wanted to order it in black and white. He got all diva on me and told me he couldn't just "make" the image black and white without compromising the blah blah blah blah blah.
I thought, well forget you buddy, I'll go take the same dang pic myself! And I did...and I was THRILLED with it!!!!!!!! The house that I am decorating currently is on a beautiful lake with the most UH-MAZING willow tree in the back yard...GOR-GEOUS. So I decided to photograph that for some decor, and I may throw in some of my favs from our local park too!
So anyway, next time you're oodling over some b&w prints, think to yourself "could I do this on my own?" And TRY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here is some of my FAV b&w landscapes that I've shot. Oh, and PS, only ONE of the following images was taken with an SLR camera...the rest were all point and shoot. Can you guess which one? :)