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.
Lomography have teamed up with The Science Museum to offer you the chance to win tickets to see "Fox Talbot Dawn of the Photograph", a fascinating exhibition of some of the earliest experiments in photography by William Fox Talbot. You can also win a Sprocket Rocket Black.
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.
Lomography have teamed up with the National Portrait Gallery to offer you the chance to win tickets to see the William Eggleston Portraits Exhibition and a Diana F+ so you can put your photography skills to the test.
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.
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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.
They say black-and-white is the soulmate of street photography, as it transcends the essence of the photographs in to works of art. Mexico-based photographer Moisés Rodríguez's geometrical urban collection is proof of his monochromatic mastery.
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.
Spring is here and we have a super line up of workshops and events for March. We will also be at The Photography Show in Birmingham to showcase our range of Art Lenses and Instant cameras and run Lomo’instant Wide workshops at the venue. There will also be a new exhibition in store from the very talented Andrej Russkovskij.