black and white photography

The Status Quo

A class photo. All girls around the age of 8-10 years old, dressed for their Holy Communion. Very serious faces, they probably would have gotten into trouble for smiling, let alone laughing out loud, on what would have been an important religious ceremony in their family and community. And you just didn’t smile in photos […]

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I am no Michelangelo

Just finished this digital restoration the other day. Obviously the original had a few issues, the biggest problem the missing arm of the subject. Then some water damage, the most visible being the stain on the ladies forehead. And a few little rips and scratches. I was intrigued by the photo because of the blouse, […]

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A Confession

Black-and-white images tend to not be starkly contrasted black and white, but combine black and white and a vast range of shades of grey (nothing to do with THAT book!). Of course movies were originally in black-and-white, as were cartoons and photography. TV changed to colour as early as 1963 if you lived in the […]

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Winter Beach

I really love going to the beach in winter. It really is not cold on most days and the light is just fabulous. Look at the sparkle in the sea, it was a gorgeous day. Very happy as this photo found a new home already, it’s a great privilege to know someone will look at […]

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Restoration

This was a restoration I did a while ago. This photo was taken in 1939 in the beautiful town of Gioia del Colle in the province of Bari, Apuglia, Italy, famous for its wine and mozzarella. The image was badly ripped and scratched and had a lot of red stains, which I’m hoping were wine […]

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