"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 2,581 photos, 370 members
- Cactus & succulent 31,106 photos, 1,649 members
- Land of Enchantment 36,286 photos, 924 members
- Colorado Photographers 10,501 photos, 81 members
- ultimate recycling: Reloading 180 photos, 50 members
- ROLLEIFLEX 3.5 (TLR) 13,239 photos, 730 members
- Black & White Digital 897,521 photos, 31,111 members
- Colorado Hiking 3,184 photos, 146 members
- Colorado! 122,714 photos, 5,706 members
- Ilford Ilfotec HC 867 photos, 67 members
- Escala de Grises Analoga ,Anolog Grayscale 1,068 photos, 244 members
- Rural American West 47,259 photos, 1,023 members
- Aviation Monochrome 3,396 photos, 173 members
- Colorado Shooters 57,894 photos, 583 members
- K1000 11,115 photos, 814 members
- Asahi pentax k -1000 users group 4,997 photos, 327 members
- Pentax Film Cameras 112,545 photos, 4,404 members
- Pentax K Mount 61,582 photos, 1,641 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 82,174 photos, 5,598 members
- FILM_ BW_6x6_ONLY 17,782 photos, 399 members
- I love the PRAIRIES! 18,796 photos, 399 members
- Black and White Photography Art 658,973 photos, 26,902 members
- Silverprint (Black and White) 1,924 photos, 253 members
- vintage camera photography. 45,446 photos, 1,415 members
- Adobe Architecture 1,866 photos, 190 members
- The American West-on film 5,114 photos, 90 members
- Desert Flora 21,275 photos, 1,372 members
- Analoguemasters 123,887 photos, 2,103 members
- Analog Bokeh 50,522 photos, 2,119 members
- Ansel Adams-Inspired 38,851 photos, 2,538 members
- 500x500 308,673 photos, 7,591 members
- American West in Black and White 12,665 photos, 398 members
- Colorless Colorado 2,213 photos, 144 members
- Prairie Landscapes 10,371 photos, 628 members
- Nature in Black and White 25,974 photos, 2,160 members
- Colorado Springs 15,529 photos, 955 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 62,358 photos, 5,595 members
- ::: Colorado Springs - Quality Landscapes ::: 1,527 photos, 280 members
- Lost Wings 10,796 photos, 455 members
- B Square 338,890 photos, 10,071 members
- Compact Camera Botanical 2,048 photos, 41 members
- Low Key Botanical, Botanical Garden & Arboretum 427 photos, 81 members
- Future is Analogue 261,948 photos, 4,900 members
- ABR800 The Ringflash Group | リング 3,126 photos, 919 members
- Kakteen Makro - cactus macro 6,157 photos, 405 members
- Coolpix P7X00 Shooters 29,006 photos, 1,557 members
- Alternative Optics Botanical, Botanical Garden & Arboretum 68 photos, 20 members
- Cheap-Ass Camera 2,888 photos, 163 members
- MOST EXCELLENT in Black & White 194,924 photos, 6,625 members
- Monochrome Botanical, Botanical Garden & Arboretum 2,118 photos, 99 members
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- Andre Easter
- September 2009
- Colorado Springs, CO
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Professional Bullshit Artist (PBA)