"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)
- Taos 2,555 photos, 370 members
- Cactus & succulent 29,783 photos, 1,585 members
- Land of Enchantment 36,300 photos, 922 members
- Colorado Photographers 9,875 photos, 82 members
- ultimate recycling: Reloading 177 photos, 50 members
- ROLLEIFLEX 3.5 (TLR) 13,069 photos, 723 members
- Black & White Digital 871,597 photos, 30,256 members
- Colorado Hiking 3,126 photos, 140 members
- Colorado! 122,135 photos, 5,693 members
- Ilford Ilfotec HC 850 photos, 65 members
- Escala de Grises Analoga ,Anolog Grayscale 1,069 photos, 244 members
- Rural American West 46,917 photos, 1,018 members
- Aviation Monochrome 3,365 photos, 171 members
- Colorado Shooters 57,134 photos, 581 members
- K1000 10,911 photos, 803 members
- Asahi pentax k -1000 users group 4,947 photos, 326 members
- Pentax Film Cameras 111,291 photos, 4,363 members
- Pentax K Mount 60,633 photos, 1,630 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 81,894 photos, 5,569 members
- FILM_ BW_6x6_ONLY 17,492 photos, 398 members
- I love the PRAIRIES! 18,478 photos, 395 members
- Black and White Photography Art 639,442 photos, 26,136 members
- Silverprint (Black and White) 1,897 photos, 252 members
- vintage camera photography. 44,852 photos, 1,412 members
- Adobe Architecture 1,803 photos, 186 members
- The American West-on film 5,097 photos, 90 members
- Desert Flora 19,609 photos, 1,369 members
- Analoguemasters 121,698 photos, 2,085 members
- Analog Bokeh 50,000 photos, 2,104 members
- Ansel Adams-Inspired 38,186 photos, 2,520 members
- 500x500 308,316 photos, 7,584 members
- American West in Black and White 12,545 photos, 395 members
- Colorless Colorado 2,211 photos, 142 members
- Prairie Landscapes 10,246 photos, 624 members
- Nature in Black and White 25,565 photos, 2,152 members
- Colorado Springs 15,472 photos, 954 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 61,549 photos, 5,550 members
- ::: Colorado Springs - Quality Landscapes ::: 1,528 photos, 276 members
- Lost Wings 10,696 photos, 455 members
- B Square 337,615 photos, 10,055 members
- Compact Camera Botanical 2,018 photos, 41 members
- Low Key Botanical, Botanical Garden & Arboretum 421 photos, 79 members
- Future is Analogue 257,083 photos, 4,840 members
- ABR800 The Ringflash Group | リング 2,995 photos, 913 members
- Kakteen Makro - cactus macro 6,146 photos, 404 members
- Coolpix P7X00 Shooters 28,922 photos, 1,559 members
- Alternative Optics Botanical, Botanical Garden & Arboretum 68 photos, 20 members
- Cheap-Ass Camera 2,874 photos, 160 members
- MOST EXCELLENT in Black & White 191,676 photos, 6,579 members
- Monochrome Botanical, Botanical Garden & Arboretum 2,067 photos, 99 members
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- Andre Easter
- September 2009
- Colorado Springs, CO
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Professional Bullshit Artist (PBA)