I realized recently that when I switched over to Substack, that I didn’t quite get everything moved over. Not by a long shot. So, I’ve decided that I’d go through my blog archives from time to time and find some gems to bring over here. Also, I’m dealing with life stuff, and I just don’t have the time or energy to sit down and write anything new. I have lots of stuff going on in my head, but I don’t have it in me to put it all on paper, or rather document.
So enjoy this look at B&W photography from 2020 and beyond!
If you've followed me since my Google+ days you'll know that I once founded and curated for many years (until I passed the baton to others), the B&W Project on G+. Back in the day I more often than not processed my photos in B&W instead of color, so founding a project on the subject wasn't too off base for me. Since those days I've discovered my love of color photography as well, but I still process in B&W as the mood strikes, and really enjoy fine art B&W photography.
Anyway, I've been going through my archives, a COVID induced necessity, and I've come across some of the photos I shot for the B&W Project and thought I'd share them here. Not only for those of you who didn't follow me way back when G+ was cool and still live, but also for those of you who did, but don't mind a walk down memory lane.
The photo above was taken on my little Olympus 4/3's camera, and I still absolutely love it! This is the top portion of the very cool United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It's a place I wouldn't mind visiting again, as the entire structure is a great piece of architecture and I'd love to capture it all, and do so on a camera that produces photos that are high enough quality to print. Until then, I'll just keep gazing upon this.
The images below were certainly all taken during my minimalist phase, of which I still like to shoot when I have the opportunity.
The first is titled The Hangover, for obvious reasons. The second is a minimalist photo of my Macbook Pro, and the third is a detail shot of an incandescent light bulb. All of which were taken specifically for a themed day during the project. The Hangover leaves little doubt as to what the theme was, and the Bright Ideas one was most likely for the them of Ideas, but I'm not sure what theme I was shooting for with my Macbook. Any guesses?
And there you have it, the entirety of that post from two years ago when we were all stuck at home thanks to COVID. And here are some more of the images I took during my B&W project days.
Do you have a preference when it comes to B&W or Color? Let me know in the comments below and until next time… be loving, be kind, be better!
Love the pics - I do prefer b&w when shooting digital ( perverse I guess ! ) but I think it's easier to get a more 'filmic' look in b&w - I always find I have to worry with digital colour about trying to 'process' it and get a 'style' - with film and colour there's such richness and magic ...
I remember these. So many wonderful G+ memories and photos. I still love them all.