“…documentary photo projects have had the potential to change the world; exposing atrocities and ending wars.”
Sometimes the best camera is the one you have one you. But these are better I’m sure.
We also need to talk about loading 120 film, because even if you have experience with 35mm film, 120 is a totally different beast in terms of how you load it. You see, 120 film comes on rolls, so it’s just one long roll of film.
“…going into your shoot with some sort of story that you want to tell can be a great way to help you keep a good flow and have those 36 exposures count.”
It’s that time again!
“…you can just get outta here with any ideas of taking your ‘professional’ camera into the show with you without a press credential.”
It’s a popular method used by many filmmakers.
“Posing works mostly like it would with any other genre of portraiture, but with one thing to consider. if you are shooting a face, it can be offputting to have large portions of the face in shadow vs light, so it is better to go with one or the other.”
“To begin, dark and moody portraits, at least in the sense that we are talking about here, are designed for the highlights to draw your attention to the subject in a specific way.”
“Unlike the monochrome black and white setting, the Acros simulation offers a slightly more subdued look right out of the box–a look that in this writer’s opinion feels a little more filmic than the standard monochrome black and white.”
For Peter Madsen, Black and White is Photography’s Version of ‘Less Is More’
“…I still prefer good old medium format film to most of my digital photos in black and white.”
“The world is way too colorful these days and black and white photography makes people think and leave more space for imagination.”
“It’s about pushing away distractions and peeling away the noise so that I can share that moment through an image.”
“I also inspired by Haiku, short poem originated in Japan, it teaches me to be simple and look at this world in the most contemplative way. Haiku is about nature and nature is the place where I seek my freedom, expression, and identity.”
Black and white photography and in general photography is my real passion. If I want to focus on the emotion in my pictures and to bring the idea of the photo to life in a shoot in the first place I do it in black and white pictures.
“I love Cinema. I love Photography. I love Art. — That is all you really need to know.”
“To Corpus Vertebrae color imagery has too much going on, ‘infantile and chaotic’ were her exact words to describe the medium.”
“My photographs are meant to make the viewer think about what it would be like to encounter or even be someone who is stuck between the physical world and whatever lies beyond.”
All images by Magdalena Pilecka. Used with permission. Photographer Magdalena Pilecka’s Black and White Stories series is an incredible collection of black and white images that strongly pull their inspiration from those classic silent horror films from the dawn of cinema. A time where there were no crazy sound effects or crazy special effects to blow a…