Posts Tagged ‘blackandwhite’

Fujifilm Discontinues Neopan 400 B&W and Provia 400X Slide Film

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Unfortunately, the news that a particular type of film is being discontinued is anything but surprising these days. And even though we haven’t had reason to report any such news for a little while, we can once again cue “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen, this time in honor of Fujifilm’s Neopan 400 B&W film and Provia 400X slide film. Read more…

Silvia Grav’s Strange and Surreal Black & White Photo Manipulations

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Madrid-based photographer Silvia Grav‘s work is best described as “surreal.” Paired with poetic captions that Google Translate simply doesn’t do justice to, each black-and-white photo manipulation holds a deep artistic meaning. Read more…

Award-Winning Short Film Tells the Story of the Leica M-Monochrome’s ‘Soul’

It’s not often an ad gets recognized as a phenomenal piece of cinematography, but that’s what has happened for the short film ‘Alma’ (translated: “soul”) produced by Sentimental Filme for the release of the Leica M-Monochrome at the Leica Store in São Paulo. Read more…

Short Inspirational Profile of Large Format Photographer Marty Knapp

This video, put together as a personal project by Logan Kelsey of Vertical Online, tells the inspirational story of large format photographer Marty Knapp from the first time he ever picked up a camera to his current work capturing the landscapes of Northern California and the surrounding areas near Point Reyes. Read more…

Camera Noir: An Ultra-Simple, Minimalist B&W Camera App

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Some might say that simplicity is a lost art these days. Where the digital realm is concerned, many of us judge a product based on how much it can do — and camera apps are no exception. We want myriad filters, editing options, the ability to comment and like other people’s photos in a social environment, and we want it all to be free.

Camera Noir is a new camera app that breaks every one of those rules including, unfortunately, the last one. Read more…

Black-and-White Photos That Capture the Feeling of Winter Mornings in Montreal

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Lightly falling snow and rain, silent figures walking on sidewalks, a chilly breeze, and the quiet breeze. Those are some of the things captured by photographer Julien Coquentin for his project “Early Sunday Morning.” Between 2010 and 2012, Coquentin shot photographs documenting the feeling of winter mornings in the city of Montreal, Canada.
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Beautiful Black and White Photos of The Basilica of the Sagrada Família

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A couple of weeks ago, we shared some great wide-angle captures by photographer Clement Celma of architect Antoni Gaudi’s famous La Sagrada Família. An architectural marvel, the photos showed how the basilica is as stunning inside as it is outside.

Swiss photographer Cyril Bays‘ photos of La Sagrada give us another straight-up look at the incredible design of the basilica, only Bays’ photos make a different point: La Sagrada Família is as beautiful in black and white as it is in color. Read more…

Shooting Color Photos with PhaseOne’s $45,000 B&W Digital Back

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The announcement of the PhaseOne IQ2 series introduced a clear functionality based stratification of the IQ line up of digital backs. The PhaseOne IQ280 still reigns supreme providing the highest resolution single capture of the bunch. The bigger and more interesting changes however, are within the IQ260 “series” of backs. Now there are two different versions of a 60MP full-frame medium format digital sensor; both of these two versions offer their own vastly different “skill sets” for different types of photography.
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Sebastião Salgado on His Powerful Photo Projects and His Shift to Conservation

The photographic story of Sebastião Salgado doesn’t begin when he was handed a camera as a child. It, like a few others we’ve shared, begins much later in life (after a PhD in economics) when photography, as Salgado puts it, “made a total invasion into [his] life.” Read more…

Inspirational B&W Short Film Voiced Over by an Interview with Henri Cartier-Bresson

The folks at 522 Productions have been slowly putting out videos that capture the essence of what inspires each of them. The charge was led a few weeks ago by 522′s art director Chris Jurchak, but it was editor Eli Sinkus’ What Inspires You? video, uploaded on April 1st, that caught our eyes and ears.

His video tells the tale of his love affair with photography and Henri Cartier-Bresson’s famous “Decisive Moment” through the magic of (mostly) black and white film. A fictional tale of a boy discovering the world through photography, the entire video is then “narrated” by an interview Cartier-Bresson gave Cornell Capa in 1973. Read more…