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Lomography B&W 120 (100iso): Simple and Effective !

B&W photographs are somehow very mysterious to me. The way pictures look different in these monochrome shades, light and darkness. I often ask myself: "Why do B&Ws transpire most the emotion perceived in a photo?" Here is my attempt to answer that question using the Lomography B&W 120 (100iso) film.

I believe there are many reasons to why B&W film have that particular characteristic of adding more “emotion” to a photograph. Maybe one of these reasons is because photography, at it’s birth was in B&W, therefor we subconsciously relate to the vintage essence of photography. Or is it maybe because of the lack of colors that we are able to see things deeper in the photos… ? Nevertheless, I tried taking different subjects to see if the B&W effect applies to all types of photographs.

After scanning my negatives, I can say that this is an excellent and easy access film that gives great results. Blacks are deep and hard to grain, Whites are bright and look almost burned but with a slight hint of grey. Simple and effective !

It was easy for me to realized that the Lomography B&W film is an excellent example on how simple shots can become very emotionally complex.

And I like to believe that knowing this, you subconsciously change your approach on how you see things and therefor evolve and Lomo-on !

written by mikahsupageek

11 comments

  1. adbigmilk

    adbigmilk

    Great b&w shots. I stuck more and more to b&w those days ...

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  2. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    lovely portraits!!!!

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  3. mikahsupageek

    mikahsupageek

    @adbigmilk and @mephisto19 Thanks fellas =)

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  4. jeabzz

    jeabzz

    nice done mikah, beautiful gallery :D

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  5. mikahsupageek

    mikahsupageek

    @jeabzz thanks buddy =) looking forward to our next lomowalk =)

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  6. kamiraze

    kamiraze

    Once again: Great work! Great pictures, love the lonely pigeon in the park!
    So whats the verdict? Does the B&W effect apply to all types of photographs? :)
    B&W is still on my "do-to" list, so thanks for your article!

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  7. mikahsupageek

    mikahsupageek

    @kamiraze Thank you, and yes I believe that the B&W effect applies to all types of photograph, no matter what the subject is =) Be sure to link me your first B&Ws =)

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  8. irufan7

    irufan7

    brilliant gallery

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  9. bittersweet

    bittersweet

    i love shooting in b&w! Whether in DSLR of analogue cameras. Great job man. :)

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  10. petra-pak

    petra-pak

    I love b/w, but haven't tried it yet with lomography.
    you have some really great shots in there! :)

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  11. laurasulilly

    laurasulilly

    Such lovely shots!
    I'm just starting with both middle format and b/w and I'm loving it. I'm thinking to get a scanner because it's so expensive to have the scanning done at a lab. Which scanner do you use?

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