Posts Tagged ‘Black & White’

Pikin Slee By Viviane Sassen

Pikin Slee By Viviane Sassen

Renowned Amsterdam-based fashion photographer Viviane Sassen's newest book Pikin Slee (Prestel, ISBN 978-3791349534, $49.95) was inspired by the exotic beauty of an isolated Surinamese village: Pikin Slee is the second-largest village on the Upper Suriname River. Known for her unique approach to fashion photography, Sassen has taken yet another stylistic detour in her latest collection, her …

Pictures Of Something?

Pictures Of Something?

Akzidenz aka Philipp Bolthausen is currently living and working between Paris and New York. The background of his art and communication studies has a rooted presence in his work - in that he is less interested in the representational qualities of the photograph, focusing more on the exploration of the fringes of each terrain. This …


Sarah Edwards Strips Photography Back To Its Bare Essentials

Sarah Edwards Strips Photography Back To Its Bare Essentials

Sarah Edwards is a photographer based in Montreal, Canada, who loves to shoot with 35mm film. If you love analog photography for its simplicity, as well as the nostalgic effect it creates, you might like the works of Edwards. Because this medium strips the photograph back to its essentials, allowing the viewer to recognize the …

Life On The Streets: Sergio Larrain

Life On The Streets: Sergio Larrain

"A good image is created by a state of grace. Grace expresses itself when it has been freed from conventions, free like a child in his early discovery of the reality. The game is then to organize the rectangle," once explained Sergio Larrain. Larrain (1931–2012, born in Valparaiso, Chile) grew up in Chile, but left …

City Stages By Matthew Pillsbury

City Stages By Matthew Pillsbury

The outlines of the people in Matthew Pillsbury’s City Stages (Aperture, ISBN 978-1597112376, $65) seem to be ghostly memories or distant shadows. This book offers a paean to the visionary potential of large-format, black-and-white photography as well as to the vibrancy of the cultural landscape at a transitional moment–a moment in which our very relationship …


Hesitant Summer By Apostolos Maikidis

Hesitant Summer By Apostolos Maikidis

The ongoing project Hesitant Summer by 1972 born photographer Apostolos Maikidis started in 2011 and is slowly navigating the rural landscape in Japan and can been seen as a follow-up or even counterpart series to his Promised Land documentary, where Maikidis explores the character of the Greek suburbia and exurbs. "Being married to a Japanese, …

Thirty Six – Black & White Contact Sheet App

Thirty Six – Black & White Contact Sheet App

Thirty Six ($1.99) is a lovely little app that brings the joy of black and white contact sheet to your iPhone. A contact brings a context to your roll that otherwise wouldn’t be seen. What kind of story could you tell with 36 frames?  The app will only allow you to see the captured image …

Black & White Street Photography Presets

Black & White Street Photography Presets

All Streetshooter Presets presets are not made equal. Most presets are content to simply alter the looks of an image. Not the presets of Olivier Duong, a Haitian-French-Vietnamese fine art documentary photographer based in south Florida, who says "I'm after breathing life into photographs with our presets. They are not mechanical knobs to us but …


Classic, Large, Black-And-White Photographs Of Windy Landscapes

Classic, Large, Black-And-White Photographs Of Windy Landscapes

Bae Bien-U, Professor in Photography at the Seoul Institute of the Arts, is known for his meditative landscape photographs with an almost calligraphic quality. The new series presented in this book entitled Windscape (Hatje Cantz, ISBN 978-3-7757-3497-4, $56), which has been created over the past twenty years, features landscapes in motion. Trees and grass bend …

Pinhole Photographs Of New York City

Pinhole Photographs Of New York City

Pinhole New York is a wonderful and inspiring gallery of pinhole photographs by photographer Stefan Killen taken in the New York metropolitan area over the past twenty years. The photographs are taken with one of several homemade cameras designed to hold 120 mm film — either a small cardboard box wrapped in black plastic and …

Portrait Tips And Techniques

Portrait Tips And Techniques

Wayne Radford's - Portrait Tips and Techniques (126 pages, iPod/iPhone/iPad compatible, $24.95) eBook on natural light portraiture is a good resource for black & white and colour portrait photographers and enthusiasts alike. In this eBook you will learn how to simplify and fine tune the essentials for quality portraiture. Discover how to use facial recognition …


The Art Of Photography

The Art Of Photography

This is an updated and newly revised edition of the classic book The Art of Photography (Rocky Nook, ISBN 978-1-933952-68-0, $44.95) is an Approach to personal expression (originally published in 1994) , which has often been described as the most readable, understandable, and complete textbook on photography. With well over 100 beautiful photographic illustrations in …