We all love beach photos in bright hues of blue and green, but who says the beach looks bland in black and white? See beach life in monochrome through LIFE photographer Wallace Levison's interesting photos from the 1880's.
The beach without a doubt looks best in bright hues of precious slide films, but have you ever tried taking beach photos in monochrome? It’s not that difficult to conclude that it will result to a bland-looking seaside, but LIFE photographer Wallace Levison was able to take advantage of the dramatic effect of black and white films for his beach snapshots. While certainly not as bright and vividly colored as ours today, Levison’s beach photos during the 1880’s certainly look classy and unique. Most likely aware of the limitations of black and white photography, Levison captured people frolicking and relaxing by the seashore instead of sceneries and seascapes. The result? Elegant beach photos with interesting stories to tell.
If you are up for a challenge, bring your film cameras to the beach and use Levison’s photos as your guide for some interesting monochromatic beach photos!
Derrick Ong's portraits give off a feeling of nostalgia and old-world charm. The Singapore-based photographer specializes in pre-nuptial and wedding shoots, and loves to capture moments in vibrant hues as well as in black and white. In this exclusive interview, he tells us about his experience shooting with the New Petzval Lens.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Sonia pushed the Petzval lens test one step further by shooting with expired black and white film. The results are amazing, and the grain gave life to these beautiful Petzval portraits! Learn more about this photographer and her love for films, and catch a glimpse of her photos, taken in romantic Paris.
Today's featured awesome album is a collection of simple yet eye-catching black and white Polaroid photos. If you're in the mood for some patterns, bits and pieces of architecture, and dreamy seascapes in monochrome, you should check out this album!
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.
The New Petzval Lens is a stunning reinvention of one of the first and greatest lenses of all time. It produces images with extreme sharpness, artful vignetting and absolutely beautiful swirly bokeh backgrounds. Click through to see 30 breathtaking black and white photos after the jump!
There are just days that you feel you’re colored black and blue. But somehow, you can still see beauty in the most unexpected moments. This series of photos from Silvia Grav silently communicates a tornado of kept emotions.
Each person sees the world differently. How we see things are affected by our feelings, characteristics, and background. Jorgen Axelvall, a Swedish visual artist and photographer who is currently based in Tokyo, captures through photographs what his creative vision sees. He recreated his world, even with card-sized instant photos. Catch a glimpse of his moody yet tasteful pieces.
While I was browsing through my first photo album, I came across a series of photos taken in 1981 during a beach holiday at the French coastal village of St. Gilles Croix de Vie in Vendee. I took these photographs with my first camera that I received for my 11th birthday. Have a look!
Some weeks ago, I made a tribute to the great photographer Robert Frank and his 1958 black and white series taken in New York from a bus window. He is the master of the ordinary moments, capturing the essence of daily life in a series of free and random sequence of photos where nothing important happens! And as I've written there I wanted to take a similar experiment with color film, which would change the perception of the environment where people live. Read more after the jump!