Sunday, March 30, 2008

Black And White

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.
Robert Frank


With time off from active shooting, I considered whether I wanted to continue with film at all. The answer is yes, I still want film in my life through the Medium Format world. So I'm going to try and shoot at least once a month with my Mamiya C-220 or my Bronica SQ-AI. I'm also going to shoot with my Diana and Holga for day to day stuff. I think they have lessons to teach me.

I dug through some old negatives and thought I'd scan and then post them for the next week or two. This photo was shot in the Marin County Headlands at an artist studio. I had just gotten my Bronica, was finishing the last class I would take at the local college here and really didn't get to work with printing it. So it got packed into my negatives folder and I had forgotten about it. I really love the contrast in this photo and am inspired to go out in a couple of weeks to try again.

We were listening to oldies at brunch and this came on so my inspiration for today;
Three Dog Night, "Black and White":

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