Newport, Oregon, is a special place, with long sandy beaches, rocky coastal beauty and a community with affinity for the sea. It has been rather well photographed, especially Newport's iconic Yaquina Bay Bridge and Yaquina Head Lighthouse. While there are many photos already of the same subjects, each photo can be a unique glimpse into the many moods and personalities of Oregon's central coast, and what each photographer sees as the magic of the moment.
I shot as monochrome images – rather than shooting color and converting the image – as a way of seeing each scene differently. Instead of responding to the color of the scene, I found myself responding more to structure and contrast. I see more black and white photography in my future.