Marshall Gould’s sharp, high contrast black-and-white photographic prints can be characterized by diagonal framing, clean compositions, dramatic highlights and strong, luxurious shadows. Often taking candid, documentary-style shots on location, Gould’s latest subject matter might involve a landscape of the American West, a homeless person, or a culture/lifestyle image, making these gritty works as conceptually dense as they are compositionally superb. Usually incorporating elements of the earth and/or sky, Gould’s works are about co-existence and reference the stylistic philosophies of early black-and-white “Golden Age” photography. Gould aims to convey a vibrant and provocative visual narrative about the land, culture and residents of his current locale. He has exhibited at the Agora Gallery in NYC and The Open Shutter Gallery in Durango, Colorado. He has also received numerous honors in The Spider Awards and ND Awards, and been frequently published in Black & White Magazine over the last four years. Marshall Gould was born in Providence, Rhode Island and received his Bachelor of Industrial Design from the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University. He currently lives in Oakdale, CA, known as the “Cowboy Capital of the World” and works in The Silicon Valley as an apartment construction executive.