Notes on life, art, photography and technology, by a Danish dropout bohemian.
When you drink the water, remember the river.
Very cool technology; they're very good... Love the one w/Joan in it; very classy...LOL re: your comment on the bullet proof vests; yes...thems were the days of "real" men...except, when you look at that shot of Einstein sitting in the shorts...w/those shoes...um...they almost look like they are a woman's shoe...w/heels!! :-PThat Marilyn sure was a daring gal, for that time period; I'm sure she knew exactly how far forward she could go, before there was a definite "peek-a-boo" moment w/an areola! :-P
Test of the first bullet proof vest. Brave men! I'm not sure it's necessary to test it that way, but hey, it shows confidence in their product I guess.Jayne MansfieldJust makes Sofia Loren look like a dog, eh?PicassoSuch a long career and he never learned how to draw. Sigh. :-)
I have to confess that upon viewing these images I immediately remembered (with distaste) the period of time back in the 80's when Ted Turner colorized many B&W films including the classic, Casablanca. This immediately "colored" (pun intended) my appreciation of these pictures.I ask myself, if the photographers who took these pictures had access to color film, would they have used it instead of B&W? I guess we'll never know....
I guess we won't. But it seems to me that almost nobody is shooting in B/W today. And if nothing else, color can be made into B/W must easier than vice versa if you wish. I grant you there are quite a few images which are much better as BW.
I didn't seen any of those colorized movies, but I recall the Doonesbury Sunday strip (in BW for once) which talked about it. (Cool grey scale art in that strip btw.)
The only people who, since the widespread use of color photography, use b/w are pretentious "artists."
Anon: Nah. Some of us actually do it for fun. It's a quite inexpensive way to explore a different avenue of photography.
Except the only reason anyone used b/w before was because color didn't exist. To use it now is just because it's "arty." It's why high school wannabe photographers use it.
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