"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)
- ultimate recycling: Reloading 156 photos, 51 members
- ROLLEIFLEX 3.5 (TLR) 11,341 photos, 594 members
- Black & White Digital 398,336 photos, 15,085 members
- Colorado Hiking 1,459 photos, 80 members
- Colorado! 105,060 photos, 5,238 members
- Man Ray Style and More 2,281 photos, 238 members
- Ilford Ilfotec HC 476 photos, 44 members
- Escala de Grises Analoga ,Anolog Grayscale 920 photos, 237 members
- Rural American West 37,437 photos, 882 members
- The point of view 26,466 photos, 3,262 members
- Aviation Monochrome 1,832 photos, 117 members
- Colorado Shooters 41,927 photos, 533 members
- K1000 7,113 photos, 455 members
- Asahi pentax k -1000 users group 4,313 photos, 262 members
- Pentax Film Cameras 80,026 photos, 3,455 members
- Pentax K Mount 42,331 photos, 1,364 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 72,643 photos, 4,933 members
- FILM_ BW_6x6_ONLY 11,661 photos, 322 members
- I love the PRAIRIES! 14,080 photos, 315 members
- Black and White Photography Art 311,688 photos, 15,732 members
- Silverprint (Black and White) 1,792 photos, 250 members
- vintage camera photography. 42,536 photos, 1,287 members
- Adobe Architecture 1,339 photos, 131 members
- The American West-on film 4,606 photos, 73 members
- Desert Flora 15,301 photos, 1,252 members
- Analoguemasters 79,683 photos, 1,682 members
- Analog Bokeh 38,358 photos, 1,677 members
- Ansel Adams-Inspired 27,026 photos, 2,225 members
- 500x500 306,651 photos, 7,520 members
- American West in Black and White 11,375 photos, 331 members
- Colorless Colorado 1,828 photos, 126 members
- Prairie Landscapes 7,009 photos, 499 members
- Nature in Black and White 18,204 photos, 1,862 members
- Colorado Springs 14,477 photos, 845 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 44,672 photos, 4,831 members
- ::: Colorado Springs - Quality Landscapes ::: 1,331 photos, 245 members
- Dôme épais le jasmin 25,627 photos, 1,628 members
- Lost Wings 8,150 photos, 399 members
- B Square 313,236 photos, 9,817 members
- Compact Camera Botanical 1,418 photos, 35 members
- Low Key Botanical, Botanical Garden & Arboretum 240 photos, 40 members
- Future is Analogue 172,463 photos, 3,667 members
- ABR800 The Ringflash Group | リング 2,441 photos, 803 members
- Alien Bees 70,331 photos, 7,239 members
- Kakteen Makro - cactus macro 5,302 photos, 368 members
- Coolpix P7X00 Shooters - NEW CHALLENGE #31 26,349 photos, 1,536 members
- Alternative Optics Botanical, Botanical Garden & Arboretum 60 photos, 16 members
- Cheap-Ass Camera 2,725 photos, 137 members
- MOST EXCELLENT in Black & White 133,876 photos, 5,418 members
- Monochrome Botanical, Botanical Garden & Arboretum 1,396 photos, 71 members
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- September 2009
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Professional Bullshit Artist (PBA)