"Born into a black and white world, my first box of crayons had Salt, Coal and 16 shades of grey."
I shoot 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 am 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 owned a digital camera; a Nikon P7100.
The great irony here is that for years 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 film will do.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)
- Colorado Photographers 2,472 photos, 75 members
- ultimate recycling: Reloading 163 photos, 51 members
- ROLLEIFLEX 3.5 (TLR) 12,081 photos, 649 members
- Black & White Digital 536,098 photos, 20,112 members
- Colorado Hiking 1,933 photos, 102 members
- Colorado! 110,646 photos, 5,398 members
- Ilford Ilfotec HC 511 photos, 50 members
- Escala de Grises Analoga ,Anolog Grayscale 1,077 photos, 242 members
- Rural American West 39,806 photos, 926 members
- The point of view 32,261 photos, 3,360 members
- Aviation Monochrome 2,160 photos, 137 members
- Colorado Shooters 46,870 photos, 553 members
- K1000 8,099 photos, 560 members
- Asahi pentax k -1000 users group 4,445 photos, 284 members
- Pentax Film Cameras 88,964 photos, 3,740 members
- Pentax K Mount 48,023 photos, 1,460 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 75,618 photos, 5,134 members
- FILM_ BW_6x6_ONLY 13,683 photos, 357 members
- I love the PRAIRIES! 15,635 photos, 346 members
- Black and White Photography Art 404,993 photos, 18,772 members
- Silverprint (Black and White) 1,839 photos, 252 members
- vintage camera photography. 45,719 photos, 1,338 members
- Adobe Architecture 1,438 photos, 151 members
- The American West-on film 4,745 photos, 75 members
- Desert Flora 16,108 photos, 1,288 members
- Analoguemasters 92,277 photos, 1,839 members
- Analog Bokeh 42,611 photos, 1,830 members
- Ansel Adams-Inspired 29,904 photos, 2,292 members
- 500x500 308,531 photos, 7,556 members
- American West in Black and White 12,094 photos, 353 members
- Colorless Colorado 2,010 photos, 135 members
- Prairie Landscapes 7,980 photos, 540 members
- Nature in Black and White 20,248 photos, 1,957 members
- Colorado Springs 15,020 photos, 884 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 50,495 photos, 5,045 members
- ::: Colorado Springs - Quality Landscapes ::: 1,418 photos, 257 members
- Dôme épais le jasmin 25,491 photos, 1,619 members
- Lost Wings 8,633 photos, 415 members
- B Square 321,309 photos, 9,892 members
- Compact Camera Botanical 1,604 photos, 37 members
- Low Key Botanical, Botanical Garden & Arboretum 304 photos, 55 members
- Future is Analogue 198,360 photos, 4,034 members
- ABR800 The Ringflash Group | リング 2,424 photos, 839 members
- Kakteen Makro - cactus macro 5,601 photos, 384 members
- Coolpix P7X00 Shooters 27,459 photos, 1,556 members
- Alternative Optics Botanical, Botanical Garden & Arboretum 65 photos, 16 members
- Cheap-Ass Camera 2,724 photos, 141 members
- MOST EXCELLENT in Black & White 149,489 photos, 5,794 members
- Monochrome Botanical, Botanical Garden & Arboretum 1,604 photos, 81 members
- Vintage Camera Botanical, Botanical Garden & Arboretum 492 photos, 49 members
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- Andre Easter
- September 2009
- Colorado Springs, CO
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Professional Bullshit Artist (PBA)