Sunday, March 01, 2009

Black and white and snow all over....

Still..........the land of snow and ice.

I'm playing with my camera. Here, I took the photo in black & white to see what kind of effect I would get of the snow in comparison to the color photo above it. I don't know about you, but I'm a lover of the black & white photograph. I have several of my own children when they were little which were taken with real film.

Speaking of black & white photographs, I've also been doing a little research on Robert Frank, a photographer who became notable after WWII. This Swiss man traveled the United States in the 1950's and came up with a photo journal which became published in 1958. The Americans has been considered a cult book and has never waned in its popularity. I have only been perusing the internet for various images by Frank, but have yet to see the book, The Americans. I plan to see if my library carries it and if not, there's always By the way, there is a 50th anniversary book available just now. The photographs have been rescanned to resemble the originals more closely.

....a couple of Robert Frank's images......

copyright Robert Frank

copyright Robert Frank

In LIFE magazine (November 26, 1951), Frank said, “When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.”


  1. Love your comparison photos Ms. Gumbo. What a fun post -- I rarely think about b&w -- thanks for the reminder!

  2. I too have B&W photos of my kids. I think B&W looks great. The Robert Frank photos are very evocative of time and place, and I love the quotation, very apt.

  3. I love your snow pictures. I'm fond of black-and-white photography, too. My husband prefers color, but I love the crispness and detail that emerges with black and white. Thanks for sharing the book and will check to see if my library has a copy.

  4. Dee from Tennessee

    What a quote! Love it.

  5. Stunning photos Jody, keep it up xoxoxo Clarice

  6. I love both color and black and white photography. Both of your photographs are wonderful, but convey a different mood. You have a gift for photography Jody.

    I really like the last Robert Frank photograph. It's stunning.


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