Dozens of new black and white photographs of Charleston added to Keith Dotson's Charleston gallery
Photographer Keith Dotson announces the release of a major new portfolio of original black and white photographs taken in and around beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. The photographs are available for sale as fine art prints, and for image licensing, interior design projects, and film and TV set decor.
Keith spent the holidays in Charleston, South Carolina, crawling every corner and alley of the peninsula in search of the essence that makes Charleston such a beguiling and beautiful city. He observed the old city's many historic treasures, got to know her rhythms and patterns, sampled her flavors and aromas. The results can be seen in the architectural and landscape photographs he offers here.
The photographs in the Charleston collection represent the best-of-the-best from over 1,500 images made all across the city. Keith is still culling and editing photos from the trip, and will be updating the Charleston collection regularly over the next few months. Check back often!
Keith offers two keys for a successful photographic exploration of Charleston.
- The light: For a natural light photographer, nothing is more frustrating and detrimental to success of a photo excursion than poor light. In this case, Keith seeks the even, soft light of cloudy or rainy days. "As a photographer who specializes in black and white images, my style and aesthetic is best suited by gloomy days," said Keith. "Most photographers prefer postcard-quality sunny days -- a blue sky dotted with interesting cloud formations. Not me. I'm the only person I know who hopes for gloomy weather." For his recent visit to Charleston, Keith enjoyed a rare blessing -- soft light on every single day.
- Beat the streets with your feet: On the Charleston visit, Keith averaged four to six hours of walking each day. He highly recommends walking as the only way to truly become intimate with the true feel of a city. It's not easy to do this everywhere. Charleston is compact enough and safe enough to truly explore almost everything on foot. Fortunately, winter is also a perfect time to avoid the heat, humidity, and mosquitoes in Charleston.
Pictures of Charleston
Antique Decorative Iron Work at the Old Farmers and Exchange Bank, Charleston (A0019289). Click to buy a fine art print.
Calhoun Mansion in Charleston (A0019070). Click to buy a black and white photograph.
Drayton Hall Plantation Home, South Carolina (DSC00995). Click to buy a photograph.
Face on a Historic Building on Meeting Street in Charleston (A0019234A). Click to buy a print.
Charleston Checkerboard Churchyard (A0019146). Click to buy a photograph.
Charleston - Photograph of Rutledge House Historic Home (RQ0A0318). Click to buy a fine art print.
Charleston - Society Street Sidewalk Sign (DSC00959). Click to buy a photograph.
Big Southern Trees in the Low Country Forest Near Charleston (DSC01052). Click to buy a print.
The Old Farmers and Exchange Bank, Charleston (A0019300). Buy a black and white photograph.
House on a Collapsing Pier, Charleston (RQ0A0198). Click to buy a print.
Architectural Detail - Woodwork on an Old House in Charleston (A0019194). Click to buy a print.
Big Oak at Drayton Hall (DSC00989). Click to buy a print.
You'll find many more pictures of Charleston in the Charleston collection, with more being added regularly.
Thanks for reading!