Wednesday, June 29, 2005

and read all over





"colour television! bah, i won't believe it until i see it in black and white."
- samuel goldwyn (american movie producer and founder of MGM, 1882-1974)

black-and-white feels, sometimes, like a welcome shadow when the sun is hot and high, like a haiku's sweet purity following a volume of fine but flowery prose, like an oasis of subtle simplicity in a world of exuberant summer hues.
black-and-white seems, often - and these actually are - technicolour after all.

8 comments:

  1. haha, but this isn't black and white, of course.
    Very subtle.

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  2. love these! nicely done lynn.

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  3. Liking your metric, as usual...
    This week on photo.net there is the "picture of the week" discussion centered on a photojournalist shot. Part of the discussion is about why photojournalism often uses B&W photos. I guess you answered: in a complex world sometimes B&W helps to simplify and isolate the aspect of reality that count most.

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  4. The black and white is always there. Sometimes the color overpowers and steals the spotlight. Sometimes the b&w puts on a show of its own. These are great, and your eye sees these distinctions and points them out for us. Thanks.

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  5. Thank you Lynn for a few extra reasons to keep on working in B&W only. That is, as for my etchings. Until now my photos are in colour (as are yours most of the time).
    Photographing in B&W makes you mind the tone values of the visible world.

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  6. i love this series of photos, lynn. wonderful forms. i am never disappointed when i come here :)
    (btw, did you know that in flickr there is actually a group called Two Chairs?)

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  7. Ah, so true... Love the quote. And I love that I can always come here and have a smile put on my face by your photos and words.

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