When I think of beautiful black and white images of cityscapes and urban street scenes, Paris is the city that immediately comes to mind. The eloquent lines, textures and architectural forms, beautifully enhanced in monochromatic tones.
Rome on the other hand, for me, is a bold statement and expression of colours; indicative of the city’s vibrant personality and rich character-filled city streets and districts.
The famous antique colours – Rosso Pompeiano and Giallo Ocra, the signature Roman colours, can be found on many of the city walls, facades, interiors and frescoes. Roman soccer club; (AS Roma Calcio) also use this dynamic duo as their team’s colours.
These iconic Roman colours feature predominantly throughout the pages of my new book, ‘Rome Secrets’.
For this blog post however, a slight variation from this theme – Rome in monochrome!
Photos and words © Susan Wright
Editorial, travel, portrait and lifestyle photographer, Rome Italy
Photos available as limited edition prints – for more details please contact me.