Like many of us, I grew up with black and white photography. Oh, occasionally the old Kodak was brought out but not often. I helped put my first husband through photography at Art Center when Art Center was the hot school in the early sixties. What ever he learned, I learned.
When I saw the first photos in the 30-Day Black and White Challenge, I thought I could do it easily. No, not easily. The photo at the top is a reject. Little contrast, little drama if you don’t know the subject, and a very grainy 1955 photo. That’s not a happy man in the middle of his untreated alcoholism. The photo doesn’t capture this, and I reluctantly rejected it.
There are more that aren’t bad at all. Every day I work a little on this project, and I hope soon to be able to share the good ones with you.