I'm so old that when I started playing with a camera, black and white was all there was. I savour the irony of returning to it so many years later. As I progress on my photographic journey I am increasingly finding that B&W releases what I am trying to convey. David Lupton, my 'guru', has shown me this by taking images that I am dissatisfied with and stripping the colour out, leaving the essential image, be it pattern or shape. It s an interesting journey.