Black and white film is the root of all things photography. It's simple, beautiful and classic. I love the nostalgic feeling of a grainy black and white film image. I have tried to duplicate the look on my digital camera but never succeeded. There is something about a black and white film image...it's real, it's raw, and it's alive! Congratulations to all the photographers featured here. Your images make my heart sing! Keep posting your beautiful film images on Little Bellow Facebook Page and hashtag #LBfilm for a chance to be featured!
Here are the Black and White Film Favorites Nov 2014:
Lately, I have found myself drawn to squares. Maybe I am being biased because I just got my dream camera, Rolleiflex, and it's as beautiful as the name. I am head over heels over this square image and the flawless composition. I love how Amy uses the ceiling light and the dark wood floor as the leading lines to direct my eyes into the frame. She then uses the repetition of the geometric shapes creates a steady rhythm and balance in and around the frame: the cabinets, the appliances, the slight switches, the dish towel, and even the kitchen island.
What are they doing?
Is this a mother and her child?
Is she baking cookies or preparing something delicious while her little boy is looking on?
I want to explore this image and know more about what is keeping the little boy's attention here.
I feel like an intruder looking in at a private moment.
Despite the vast negative space within this square frame, I feel the warmth of the relationship, I hear the exchanges of tender conversations, and I smell cookies that are freshly baked.
I sense the abundance of unconditional love.
I encourage you all to participate in submitting your film images. "Joyce's Film Favorites" is an on-going bi-monthly feature. The only requirement for the submission is that it is...film. That's it! So, don't forget to share your beautiful film images on Little Bellows Facebook Page when your receive your scans!
Blog Contributor and Writer: Joyce Kang
Joyce Kang is a children & family photographer in Austin TX. She is also a mentor and a film workshop instructor for Embrace The Grain. She is married to her best friend and enjoys outdoors with her family. She loves to curl up with a good book and has a terrible addiction to any thing that tops with a heaping scoop of ice cream drizzled with chocolate fudge!