Every so often I imagine and plan a storyline to be shot in black and white. This one I imagined as grainy, contrasty,
a bit grimy and intense. But I can't actually think in black-and-white, not even when I've got the camera preview JPEGs
in monochrome to help me picture it. And when it comes to processing the sets I always lose courage- the "black and white"
versions of this set are no such thing, I couldn't resist putting some of the colour back by tinting the shadows blue
and the highlights amber. And I couldn't bring myself to gritty it up much in the processing the way I had planned, either
Now I don't know whether it is because I'm crap and black and white or because the people who buy my photography
buy it because of my normal saturated "popping" colours, but I often find black and white sets underperform on the site
ratings, too. So I've acquired enough wisdom in the last 20 years to process the sets as traditional colour RE sets, too.
So here for your enjoyment is a somewhat softer and much more colourful version of Lucy Lauren in "Used and Abused".