Sunday, September 22, 2013

Black and White in Color

Something different today.  Three photos that look like they are black and white.  But aren't.

It must be a text from his supervisor, not Words with Friends.  Right?


Hartford's Charter Oak Cultural Center has a photographic exhibition by Josh Lehrer, 
called Becoming Visible.  His images were taken with antique cameras and lenses 
and printed on watercolor paper.  The subjects are homeless transgender teens. 


Hello Dolly! is playing now at Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam.



23 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

He could be texting about you!

Michelle said...

A great series, Jack. I like the first. Great composition and with that modern texting touch!

Birdman said...

When does " Hello Jack" open?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The security guard better hope nothing bad happens at whatever building he is guarding, as they will probably check his cell phone history if it does.

Julie had a case involving a security guard who was fired at the end of a shift when he was caught, and photographed, sleeping three times on the shift. It was the 3rd, 4th and 5th time he was caught sleeping.

The administrative judge awarded him unemployment benefits because the company violated its policy of firing guards if caught sleeping 3 times because it did not fire him until the 5th time. He ruled they should have fired him in the middle of the shift instead of the end of the shift if sleeping was the true reason for discharge.

Julie got that reversed on appeal.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Great series of "not" black and white. My photo is the same today and at least one person has already commented on the "black and white" which it is not.

Bises,
Genie

Doronette NF said...

Ha ! love your 1st picture !
Well done !

Sylvia K said...

Ah, only you could get B&W and Color all in the same shots! What a talented guy you are!! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend, Jack!

Mersad said...

Interesting, I just posted a tutorial on adding sepia to black and white, but taking photos like this is certainly another way to go! Love shots like this.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Karl Demetz said...

Probably he has to read the new instructions...
Amazing photo, Jack!

Sharon said...

I love the tones in these photos. They seem perfect for every shot.

JM said...

What a great trio, Jack! Very clever this "b&w in colour" post.

The exhibition, which I would love to see, made me think of a british friend of mine who made a movie called "Londoners" shot entirely on a 100 year old wooden hand-cranked 35mm camera and it was shown on a large number of international cinema festivals.

VP said...

Suspicious guy keep pointing camera at me. Request instructions asap. There is probably also a code for that like 35-85...

LOLfromPasa said...

Super shots, Jack. The top one is worthy of a poster! Don't ask me why - just see that way.

Virginia said...

Oh yes! I knew I would rub off on your eventually. I love this series. I wonder if I might have some. I'll go have a look.

And I agree, he's calling in the squad cars to have you toted off to the pokey for not getting written permission to take his picture Jack.
V

Luis Gomez said...

Great series of shots! Love the first one.

William Kendall said...

A nice touch with these pics, Jack!

Randy said...

These are great Jack. We don't have too much white here until the snow hits.

Bob Crowe said...

A visual point well made. I particularly like the first one - authority and power.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Black and White portraits are so riveting. But so hard to do well.

Lynette said...

A brilliant trio of photographs.

Kay said...

"Suspicious man with no chin taking my picture. Up to no good. Arrest?"

Love the way "Hello, Dolly!" pops in red.

Great trio of shots. So cool that there's barely a hint of color.

Kate said...

I think it would be so very interesting to talk to a photographer and watch him/her with these old cameras.

Amy B Mel. said...

Love the concept and shots!