I was on Lomography this week, discussing photography and why I love shooting film. I am thankful for the opportunity and am excited to learn a few new adjectives to describe my photography style. If you have yet to see the article, you’ll have to head to Lomography to get that little inside joke.
I sometimes think I am not cool enough to shoot Lomo film. It calls out an edginess and swankiness that I don’t think I have. Then I remembered that film is for everyone, so I loaded my Contax with some Lady Gray for a short trip to Seattle.
I especially love the big contrast this film offers. Its contrast brought everything out, from the strong lines in Seattle’s library to the curves of nature.
Do you want to give Lady Grey a try? I am giving away a three-pack. Just comment on this post about why you like shooting black and white film. I will be announcing the winner on Sunday on our Instagram stories.
Sometimes shooting black and white is just what my eyes need. I don’t shoot a lot of black and white, but when I do, I find that it can quiet the noise of color film. I feel that color can camouflage the contrast and deep shadows that black and white highlight. Anyway, although I primarily shoot color, black and white is always a welcome reawakening for my tired eyes!
Those are beautiful, Stacy! I think you’re pretty swanky! I don’t shoot a lot of black and white film, but find it highlights details in ways that colour sometimes can’t. Every winter I say I am going to shoot black and white, most winters I don’t. Seeing your photos could be the kick in the b***, or inspiration I need!
Gah!!! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! I love the contrast and how b/w makes you view the world differently! And the name…Lady Gray!…the BEST!
LOVED the article and I do see the hope in your images so another adjective could be promising? And, yes, I love the way film makes me slow down as well – the best feeling…
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