When I work in B&W my first inclination is the old houses in Charleston. This house was completed only 20 years after the US Revolution. It shouts out ‘Money’.
The plantation economy created so much wealth some people in Charleston couldn’t spend enough. The manor houses competed with each other for attention.
Two things all the big homes had in common were intricate chandeliers and grand sweeping stair cases.
What more could a photographer want !