Posts tagged “black and white

Monochrome Mood

I think that because all of the commercial work that I do is in color my personal work has leaning heavily toward the black and white side of the artistic spectrum. Almost all of the film I’ve been running through the antique cameras lately has been black and white. That means that here in my journal where I primarily display personal work there will be plenty more monochrome images to come.

Old is New Again

I put my ancient Polaroid SX-70 back into service this week with a pack of black and white film. I have been feeling the urge to get creative with some of my old gear and this is where I started. The shutter on the camera lags right now from lack of use and tends to overexpose the images. Additionally the internal mirror has years of dust accumulated on it and I deliberately did not clean it. The combination of the dirty mirror and the inaccurate shutter makes for some very unique images. They come straight out of the camera with a beautiful vintage look that otherwise would take a lot of work to create using a digital camera and software. Here are the very first usable images that I’ve produced with it since pulling it off the shelf along with a look at the camera, a work of art in its own right.

Inside Looking Out

Bookstore Noir


I was teaching a seminar this weekend and Melissa was the volunteer model.  At 15 years of age she had no prior modeling experience whatsoever but turned out to be one of those people who light up in front of a camera and are a real pleasure to work with. Everyone really enjoyed photographing her during the session.


I saw this while working in my yard this weekend and had to stop what I was doing to grab a camera and make this image. Simple, stark, black and white compositions are something I really enjoy once in a while.

It’s Been Awhile

I haven’t worked up an artistic black and white image for a long time. I went out shooting for myself for a change last week and this is one of the images I came up with.