"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)
- foot and face 300 photos, 672 members
- Land of Enchantment 35,069 photos, 893 members
- Colorado Photographers 7,632 photos, 79 members
- ultimate recycling: Reloading 173 photos, 51 members
- ROLLEIFLEX 3.5 (TLR) 12,687 photos, 698 members
- Black & White Digital 749,835 photos, 26,719 members
- Colorado Hiking 2,637 photos, 123 members
- Colorado! 117,905 photos, 5,585 members
- Ilford Ilfotec HC 705 photos, 62 members
- Escala de Grises Analoga ,Anolog Grayscale 1,069 photos, 243 members
- Rural American West 45,003 photos, 988 members
- The point of view 41,038 photos, 3,483 members
- Aviation Monochrome 2,883 photos, 157 members
- Colorado Shooters 54,603 photos, 574 members
- K1000 9,620 photos, 727 members
- Asahi pentax k -1000 users group 4,899 photos, 314 members
- Pentax Film Cameras 104,018 photos, 4,154 members
- Pentax K Mount 55,872 photos, 1,574 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 79,753 photos, 5,425 members
- FILM_ BW_6x6_ONLY 16,052 photos, 387 members
- I love the PRAIRIES! 17,401 photos, 387 members
- Black and White Photography Art 554,088 photos, 23,261 members
- Silverprint (Black and White) 1,810 photos, 251 members
- vintage camera photography. 50,918 photos, 1,379 members
- Adobe Architecture 1,628 photos, 170 members
- The American West-on film 4,927 photos, 86 members
- Desert Flora 18,560 photos, 1,341 members
- Analoguemasters 111,620 photos, 2,016 members
- Analog Bokeh 47,566 photos, 2,023 members
- Ansel Adams-Inspired 34,633 photos, 2,455 members
- 500x500 310,555 photos, 7,582 members
- American West in Black and White 11,901 photos, 378 members
- Colorless Colorado 2,135 photos, 142 members
- Prairie Landscapes 9,493 photos, 602 members
- Nature in Black and White 23,671 photos, 2,089 members
- Colorado Springs 15,386 photos, 939 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 57,999 photos, 5,374 members
- ::: Colorado Springs - Quality Landscapes ::: 1,444 photos, 275 members
- Lost Wings 10,015 photos, 442 members
- B Square 332,459 photos, 9,989 members
- Compact Camera Botanical 1,861 photos, 38 members
- Low Key Botanical, Botanical Garden & Arboretum 403 photos, 73 members
- Future is Analogue 234,943 photos, 4,566 members
- ABR800 The Ringflash Group | リング 2,385 photos, 890 members
- Kakteen Makro - cactus macro 5,986 photos, 400 members
- Coolpix P7X00 Shooters 28,471 photos, 1,557 members
- Alternative Optics Botanical, Botanical Garden & Arboretum 68 photos, 20 members
- Cheap-Ass Camera 2,759 photos, 149 members
- MOST EXCELLENT in Black & White 176,389 photos, 6,325 members
- Monochrome Botanical, Botanical Garden & Arboretum 1,857 photos, 93 members
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- Andre Easter
- September 2009
- Colorado Springs, CO
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Professional Bullshit Artist (PBA)