THE LURE OF BLACK & WHITE

It’s not just his colour images that at­tract print buy­ers – Fed­erico is de­vot­ing more time to mono­chrome

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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.

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