If you’ve ever had prints made or seen them, then chances are that they’re all from the same Fujifilm paper used by Walgreens, Costco, Duane Reade, etc. That’s a glossy paper and that’s what people are so used to seeing. I’m going to tackle glossy in a bit. But first, I should really emphasize and talk about matte paper. Instead of these pharmacy prints, you should liken matte paper more to the types of paper that one would typically write on. Even then, matte paper isn’t really done a whole lot of justice by saying that.
“For the first time, I had felt betrayed. Years and years of an industry and marketing teaching me that Kodak Tri-X 400 was the absolute best and that there is no reason for you to go out there and try anything else.”
“…if you didn’t know any better, you’d probably just completely skip the fact that there is indeed black and white instant film out there.”
“Look at what has happened on Instagram, look at the selfie world and the increasing amount of pay-per-view sites that photographers and models can make quick cash by selling ‘naughty’ photos online. I want nothing to do with that.”
“Maturing in the world of photography I realize that the correct gear helps to create a personal vision.”
“Capturing a person’s life and personality through a photograph is such a wonderful challenge…”
My creative influences are widely ranged from the great photographers like Lindbergh, Avedon, Demarchelier, over literature like Paulo Coelho and Charles Bukowski right over to the cinematic world.
Alexander Laurent uses Fujifilm Acros 100 film in the studio.
“Walking through his gallery made me feel oddly at home.” Jeff Rojas says about Irving Penn’s work.
He started to realize that photography and music and both linked via composition, editing, mixing and levels.
“I trust you.” is the absolute best thing that a photographer can hear.
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“All you need is a Metrocard and a curious disposition.”
“It was like getting reborn!” says photographer Pietro Bevilacqua about his photographic journey…
“The moment I made a black and white inkjet portrait on an old Epson 1290 was a big moment for me…”
Black and white is important to the future of art in the world because everything is always so busy and nobody can concentrate on anything for more than 5 seconds anymore.
“I feel they are timeless, classic, and seductive.” says @NYRoamer on Instagram.
Urban Geometry is founded on the ideas of Bresson. But to master it, you need to evolve as a photographer and an artist.
“I often roamed the city at night, always having my camera, a Leica M6 loaded with high speed 3200 ASA film, with me.”
“There’s a certain quietness and introversion to a black and white print hanging on a wall.”