Everyone's an Artist!
"Back in the day," as my students used to say, people who were "hobbyists" owned single-lens-reflex (SLR) cameras and constructed "darkrooms" in their homes. You shot photos on film, exposed the film in developing chemicals, and printed your own pictures --- or you took your roll of film to a store (often a pharmacy) to get it developed. Starting in the mid-Sixties we had Fotomats --- drive-thru or "drop-off" kiosks in parking lots and shopping malls --- where your film would be developed overnight. (Note: Check out Robin Williams in One Hour Photo, a 2002 film written and directed by Mark Romanek --- very creepy!)
I remember being fascinated by those new-fangled Digital Cameras as they gained popularity in the 1990s. Nowadays, of course, unless you are a "serious" photographer (or serious hobbyist) you rely on your camera-phone (if you're "serious" you can get a Digital Single-lens Reflex ---DSLR). Not only does your iPhone (or whatever model is in your pocket) have all kinds of special effects you can play with --- and there are all kinds of applications (apps), like Prizma, that will also alter your photos. The bottom line is that in 2019 --- Everyone's an Artist!
Never one to miss an opportunity to be "artsy," I'm particularly taken with not only the colorized special effects but still love Black-and-White photography. So, today's Blast (which is again designed to "take a break" from the formative text/school reform/teaching memoir) is a forum to post some photos that I like. I hope you do, too.
#1. Color v. Black and White --- which do YOU prefer?
#2. Black and White
Nothing special here --- I just like these.
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