"Born into a black and white world, my first box of crayons had Salt, Coal and 16 shades of grey."
For years I shot B&W film in old cameras; TLRs, large format press cameras, and the older all-manual SLRs like the Nikon FM series, the Minolta SRT, Pentax K1000, and my built-like-brick-shithouse Chinon CX II. That is because I was too cheap to buy a new plastic mega-pixel modern marvel, and too old to change my wicked ways. It wasn't until the very last week of 2011 that I broke down and bought a digital camera; a Nikon P7100.
The great irony is that I made my living as an industrial photographer with one of those big Nikon Mega-pixel Modern Marvels. Of all professional photography jobs, the humble tasks of the product and industrial photographer may be the least glamorous of all.
This Flickr portfolio is not about my work photography, it is about my art. It is about what I see. It is about my world. It is about the fire in my belly. For that kind of photography --the kind that elevates my soul-- only B&W will do, whether silver-based or pixels.I think that the death of serious photography began when they started putting "modes" into cameras. How many f-stops do you give a mode anyway?
Additional galleries with my work can be found here, here and here.
A short article I wrote about tapestry camera straps.
"Only a stupid photographer needs a smart camera."
Photos of Andre Easter (5)
- Land of Enchantment 33,067 photos, 852 members
- Colorado Photographers 3,226 photos, 76 members
- ultimate recycling: Reloading 163 photos, 51 members
- ROLLEIFLEX 3.5 (TLR) 12,224 photos, 662 members
- Black & White Digital 577,542 photos, 21,531 members
- Colorado Hiking 2,119 photos, 106 members
- Colorado! 112,054 photos, 5,448 members
- Ilford Ilfotec HC 528 photos, 52 members
- Escala de Grises Analoga ,Anolog Grayscale 1,076 photos, 244 members
- Rural American West 41,100 photos, 937 members
- The point of view 33,795 photos, 3,381 members
- Aviation Monochrome 2,304 photos, 141 members
- Colorado Shooters 48,360 photos, 562 members
- K1000 8,388 photos, 575 members
- Asahi pentax k -1000 users group 4,553 photos, 287 members
- Pentax Film Cameras 91,405 photos, 3,814 members
- Pentax K Mount 49,444 photos, 1,485 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 76,518 photos, 5,175 members
- FILM_ BW_6x6_ONLY 14,107 photos, 365 members
- I love the PRAIRIES! 15,944 photos, 355 members
- Black and White Photography Art 432,879 photos, 19,694 members
- Silverprint (Black and White) 1,834 photos, 250 members
- vintage camera photography. 46,722 photos, 1,350 members
- Adobe Architecture 1,513 photos, 154 members
- The American West-on film 4,770 photos, 77 members
- Desert Flora 16,332 photos, 1,294 members
- Analoguemasters 95,838 photos, 1,880 members
- Analog Bokeh 43,394 photos, 1,873 members
- Ansel Adams-Inspired 30,661 photos, 2,321 members
- 500x500 308,705 photos, 7,551 members
- American West in Black and White 12,337 photos, 356 members
- Colorless Colorado 2,034 photos, 136 members
- Prairie Landscapes 8,306 photos, 550 members
- Nature in Black and White 20,926 photos, 1,982 members
- Colorado Springs 15,074 photos, 894 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 51,976 photos, 5,107 members
- ::: Colorado Springs - Quality Landscapes ::: 1,446 photos, 260 members
- Dôme épais le jasmin 25,510 photos, 1,615 members
- Lost Wings 8,968 photos, 420 members
- B Square 323,306 photos, 9,917 members
- Compact Camera Botanical 1,649 photos, 38 members
- Low Key Botanical, Botanical Garden & Arboretum 311 photos, 57 members
- Future is Analogue 205,476 photos, 4,138 members
- ABR800 The Ringflash Group | リング 2,344 photos, 850 members
- Kakteen Makro - cactus macro 5,686 photos, 392 members
- Coolpix P7X00 Shooters 27,704 photos, 1,556 members
- Alternative Optics Botanical, Botanical Garden & Arboretum 67 photos, 16 members
- Cheap-Ass Camera 2,713 photos, 143 members
- MOST EXCELLENT in Black & White 154,149 photos, 5,908 members
- Monochrome Botanical, Botanical Garden & Arboretum 1,576 photos, 83 members
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- Andre Easter
- September 2009
- Colorado Springs, CO
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Professional Bullshit Artist (PBA)