I live and work in southern Ontario, Canada. My roots are in black and white film photography and silver gelatin printing. Today I work with digital cameras and inkjet printers instead of film. However, two things have stayed constant for me during the past decades: I still work exclusively in black and white, and I'm still focused on the print as the final form for my art.
In making photographs, I look for tones, textures, shapes patterns, lines and forms that are suited to monochrome images. I find these in nature and in built environments. I search for small details, whether in nature or in human artifacts. You don't have to travel to exotic locations to make photographs that have these qualities. They're all around us.
Rob de Loë
Guelph, Ontario, Canada