As a general rule I tend to leave most of my images as close to ‘out of the camera’ as I can. In other words I do very little editing to them. I sometimes tweak the clarity, lighting and luminance to reduce any noise in the image that I don’t like but apart from that they are pretty much exactly as they came out of the camera. Sometimes an image will lend itself to more and I will play around with the colours, muting some out and keeping others in to create a final look or highlight an aspect of the image that I like. However I never edit me, I’ve never airbrushed my skin or altered my shape in any way. For me it is important that my images are as an honest account of me and my body as possible.
Black and white is a medium I use from time to time. In fact I often play around with my images and try them out in black and white but most of the time I end up returning at least some of the colour to them. I think the fact that I take many of my images outdoors means that when I try to remove the colour I often feel that rather than adding something to image it has actually taken something away. The richness of the natural colours in the outdoors are instantly lost but every now and then the black and white works and when it works I think it makes a really good image