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Black and white photo challenge

Barbican

I don't like to participate in chain letters, blogger awards, and anything of that sort but when Debie Grace nominated me for the five days black and white photo challenge, I thought it would be a nice occasion to show you some of my film photography.  

Back in 2007 I took a short photography course at Central Saint Martins in London (this college is also known for producing fashion designers, including Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, and John Galliano). The course focused on black and white 35 mm film photography and darkroom development. It was not my first darkroom experience as I had previously done a year-long photography course at secondary school. 

Personally I enjoyed the process very much and to this day I much prefer film photos to digital ones. It is only for practical reasons that I fully switched to digital shortly after having taken this course.

The five photos shown here were taken in London during my course. 

Have you ever used film cameras? 

Used pillow

Puddle

Soho

King's Cross


15 comments

  1. Ooh I especially like the puddle one! I did b&w film in photography in high school, it was such a fun process (i'm a klutz though I kept exposing things wrongly).

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  2. Your B&W photos are stunning! I have used 35 mm films. I like the grainy effect in every photo. :)

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  3. These photos are all a masterpiece, congrats, you should frame them! Id love to take a course too, I still have much to learn!:) Have a lovely weekend! xo

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  4. Stunning! Reminds me of Halloween! :)


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  5. The pics are brilliant! I learned to use film cameras and develop them myself at the Lycée but haven't used them since then :/ Unfortunately I don't have a darkroom at my disposal and getting black and white pictures developed takes ages as the photographers need to send them to Germany nowadays...
    xx

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  6. Just fabulous ! Photos in black and white are always magical <3

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  7. Your pictures are all so wonderful and I hope I can learn so much and be as artistic as you are.

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  8. Amazing job! I love the effect of black & white photos.
    Beautetude

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  9. They turned out beautiful! You always have an eye. x

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  10. I saw these on FB and they are really nice! I remember the first camera my parents had was Смена (Russian camera haha). I still keep it as it is so cool!

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  11. I feel the same way as you, I love film much more than digital but less practical. I took a course of B&W and darkroom development during one year and I really loved it. Your photos turned out great!

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  12. Amazing photos. I have used film camera before. It is very nice. The Black and a White photo challenge is fun.

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  13. I've been seeing that black and white photo chain on Facebook and I must say, it's the best social chain so far.I'd rather look at beautiful photos than read about people's bullshit. I've always been partial to black and white photos. It speaks more to me. I have not professionally used a film myself, but I have handled a lot of requests for film rolls and worked with lots of photographers in early 2000 when I was an editorial assistant for a magazine. Back the, photographers refused to go digital. You can easily weed out who's a real photographer and who's claiming they are.

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  14. These are such special pictures. There's something so satisfying about actually using a film camera - living in such a digital age, it's easy to forget that photography is truly an art, as seen here. Beautiful post:)
    xoxo Rachel F.
    allsfairinloveandwardrobe.wordpress.com

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  15. beautiful photos! I love black & white photography. I didn't know you attended CSM..I used to want to go there really badly

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