A selection of photographs dedicated to the hand of man, from urbanised landscapes to photographs of objects that interested me. They are mostly, though not exclusively digital in origin. Although as I've said before the choice of a b&w treatment does often make something look a bit older than it is, there's a mixture of ancient and modern in here.
My own experience- which I appreciate others might not share- is that I find it easier to make good b&w photographs in towns & cities than out in the country. My early exploits in monochrome were almost exclusively in urban environments. I think the reason for this is that there's a lot of distracting colour in cities- whether signeage, ads, traffic lights, people, clothes, cars, or buses- I've often found it very difficult, in places like Paris and New York for example, to make good colour photographs because the colour of this "litter" is much stronger than the colour in the elements that you actually want. Choosing a b&w rendition was initially for me a way of preventing my photographs being swamped the sheer brightness of things I didn't really want in them. It gives the underlying buildings or structures a chance to compete against the clutter we've put on and around them.