Recently some of my images have taken on a darker tone. I don’t know if this is influenced by other photographers I admire and spending time viewing their work or my continuing interest in creating high contrast images. I’m sure it has a little to do with both, it’s impossible not to be influenced by others work that is very much admired. I think we’re all influenced by those around us whom we admire, regardless of whether it’s in our work or personal life.
In a couple of months I’m going to be taking a workshop with two photographers that I greatly admire, Joel Tjintjelaar and Julia Anna Gospodarou, if you’re not familiar with their work I would strongly encourage you to become familiar. Both do long exposure architectural photography that is breathtaking! While I don’t do long exposure photography myself and at this point don’t really have any plans to start, there is something about their style that seems to be seeping into my subconscious and showing up in the way I process my images.
My two favorite images from today are prime examples of this.
I’d love to know who influences you and your work! Feel free to comment below and link your work and the work of those you admire. It’s always great to discover other talent, whether related to photography or another field. Thanks for sharing!
Chicago Trump Tower - Angie McMonigal Photography-7015 Radiant - Inland Steel - Angie McMonigal Photography-7043



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  1. Very beautiful your recent dark images, Angie. I think dark tones are very difficult to work with but they bring a whole new layer of drama and a new dimension to an architectural subject that is most of the times naturally lit and by that evokes a certain typical image in the mind of the viewer, image that is very far from what this extreme style of processing suggests. I must say I'm totally charmed by dark tones lately and by exploring them, by limiting myself to a reduced tonal range, I have discovered a lot of new things about what an architectural object means to me.
    Thank you for the shout-out, looking forward to meeting you!

    1. I couldn't agree more Julia Anna! I think the dark tonal range creates a unique perspective on architecture that you can't see while just viewing a building from the street. It adds mystery and intrigue. I very much admire your work and look forward to learning from you this fall!

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