The Crescent: a colour conundrum

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I recently shot the last surviving Crescent for The Automobile magazine. Usually, I’d process the images in colour as it’s pretty rare for a magazine to publish a feature in black and white. But on this occasion, I supplied the images in both colour and monochrome to give the magazine’s art directors an alternative that I thought might suit the article.

I’ll often create monochrome versions of my images, as colour can sometimes detract from the message or emotion that I’m trying to convey. For the Crescent shoot, I thought a sepia-tinted look that mimicked the processing style of the early twentieth century might add something interesting.

As it turned out, they used the colour versions but I thought it might be interesting to compare the two versions like for like.

  • Before-Crescent comparison #1
    After-Crescent comparison #1
    Colour Crescent comparison #1 Mono
  • Before- Crescent comparison #2
    After- Crescent comparison #2
    Colour Crescent comparison #2 Mono
  • Before- Crescent comparison #3
    After- Crescent comparison #3
    Colour Crescent comparison #3 Mono
  • Before- Crescent comparison #4
    After- Crescent comparison #4
    Colour Crescent comparison #4 Mono
  • Before- Crescent comparison #5
    After- Crescent comparison #5
    Colour Crescent comparison #5 Mono

I’d be interested to find out your thoughts on which set you prefer – drop me a line in the comments section below.

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