In February, 2015, my wife and I took a quick trip from Denver to Santa Fe where we explored the city, saw some great art, and took a few nice photos. Among the city photos I took on that trip, this one turned out the best as an abstract black and white view on the New Mexico Museum of Art. I loved the shape of the adobe tower combined with the protruding beams – the fancy carved wood sticking out while the windows sink inward.
Most of my photos are conceived in color and not black and white, but this was one of the few I’ve taken where I really envisioned it being black and white from the start. Santa Fe on the whole stands out in my mind as a black and white place more than a color place – where the form of the buildings is more meaningful than the yellow adobe color. That’s not to say that I’ll never take a color photo of Santa Fe, but I love the black and white possibilities as well.