THE LURE OF BLACK & WHITE
It’s not just his colour images that attract print buyers – Federico is devoting more time to monochrome
Your book is a mixture of colour and black and white. Are you becoming more attracted to black and white?
Yeah, I like black and white a lot. I don’t prefer one or the other, but now black and white is about half of what I do.
When did you start making black and white prints?
I didn’t start with black and white until I went to digital in 2005 and 2006. Then I did an exhibition in Nairobi in 2007 and half the images were black and white! I think I have improved a lot in the way I handle black and white.
So, will you do a book that contains just black and white photographs in the future?
Yes! It was one of the things I was considering when I was creating LightandDust, but at the same time I didn’t want to leave out all my colour stuff. I think for the future, yes. My idea for a second book is to do one on elephants, definitely, maybe three years down the line. I already have so many photographs of elephants.
I sell a lot of prints, so this book ( LightandDust) introduces people to my prints.