William Eggleston is known for being the first photographer to hold an exhibition for color photography. Here, you will see some of William Eggleston’s earliest work – in black and white.
Some of William Eggleston’s early works were found in a box. These slides were that of his photos during the 1950s, when he started to take pictures of everyday things that he saw in Memphis. William Eggleston is famous for being the pioneer in having exhibitions containing colored photos. However, in these old slides, his works are in black and white. This allows us a glimpse of his beginnings as a photographer.
He began to have a fascination for everything around him and this is where his love for photography began. William Eggleston was the one who developed these prints in his very own darkroom. All these prints have been scanned and are now included in a book — _Before Color: William Eggleston_.
It’s interesting to see these photographs, since they are so powerful, even without the Egglestonian color. These photos show that photo geniuses like William Eggleston start out experimenting before their visions can be realized.
In the 1960s, William Eggleston discovered the color film and was immediately fascinated with it. It was then that he stopped using black and white film and continued his passion for photography using color film. Though what we see here is far from the photos that he shoots today, we still see talent and skill that he has when it comes to photography.
A popular quote by photojournalist Ted Grant goes, "When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!" Indeed, the lack of vibrant color forces the viewer to see beyond what is on plain view and recognize the atmosphere surrounding a photograph. In this post, we've handpicked black and white shots taken in various situations and exhibit different moods.
For some, it marked their first foray into the wonderful world of analog photography. Others consider it a trusty, go-to camera despite having a massive camera collection which sometimes include some of the best gear there is. Whatever the case may be, toy cameras will always hold a special place in the hearts (and shelves) of analog photographers everywhere, quirks and all.
Where black and white brings an air of elegance, mystery, and rawness, color suggests life and all things happy and vibrant. Here are a few scenes and moments from everyday life that will always be perfectly captured in full color.
Some city-based parents feel wistful when they see their kids huddled in front of screens. There is nostalgia for tree climbing, hopscotch and bicycling. And why must children of today spend all their free time playing with zeroes and ones? This black and white gallery will inspire you to get the little ones out and about even just for the weekend.
William Eggleston's photographs are deceptively simple. They have ordinary details and make no grand statements. In this video by Tate, curator Simon Baker explains why his work has more to say than the surface shows.
Colors may be amped to look unreal, like nothing of this world. Shots may be doubled, cross-processed, post-processed, mixed up into collages. The possibilities are infinite, yet some photographers still prefer black and white. Even in 2016, it is an ode to classic values of precision and balance. Light and shadow must be one pleasing dance. And just like in a well-choreographed piece, forms are obvious or playing coy. It all depends on how you're looking.
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
When asked to recall the moment they first became truly interested in photography, most photographers would remember the magical feeling of picking up a hand-me-down or secondhand camera, the thrill of shooting an entire roll through, and the elation upon seeing and holding their first ever set of photographs. Caleb Savage, however, had quite a unique experience. At 10 years old, he had his first taste of working in the darkroom making prints at Boy Scout camp, thereby beginning a more than a decade-long affinity with photography.
Lomography Singapore plays host to Parallel Planets’ first exhibition, "Façades: Neo-Noir Portraits Exhibition," featuring all-analog photography: a sea of black and white film portraits. This exhibition serves as a platform where both local and international photographers can express themselves by injecting individual perspectives into their craft. It also encourages viewers to look through the lens of the photographers, to see the subjects as who they are – flawed, alive, and breathing – and to also see beyond the façades we all choose to don.
Hanna Varela was one of the photographers who participated in the exhibition jointly organized by Parallel Planets and Lomography Singapore and held last week. She is passionate about film photography and recently took black and white portraits! Here, Hanna talks about her awesome experience with the Petzval Art Lens and her elegantly beautiful masterpieces.
The Nixon Surf Challenge 2015 Photo Exhibition is travelling from New York and arriving in London on October 8th! Come and join us for the opening night and see a selection of images taken by photographers and surfers at the Nixon Surf Challenge in Hainan. There will also be a raffle to win a Nixon Watch and a Lomo'instant Havana.
Join us for the opening night of Closer, an exhibition by fashion photographer Joe Prileszky on 12th November from 6pm. The Carnaby Shopping Night will also be in full swing with street music, store discounts and some early festive fun.