I didn’t get into photography the traditional way of shooting black and white film, going to a dark room and developing the images. I started out with a Canon 1d, a digital color camera. Since I never experienced the full black and white world I guess I ever appreciated it. I mean, the camera is turning out great color images, why dumb it down with just black and white?
Well the x100 has yet again opened my eyes. While in Carlisle last week I took the dogs for a run and flipped the camera to black and white jpeg since the woods were a funky shade of funk. The next day I went to see the Hackensaw Boys and decided to snap a few images of them, in black and white mode to see what happens.
We’ll, what happened is I realized yet again, I CAN be wrong, black and white images can be amazing. Will I shoot ever image in black and white? No. Will I shoot more in black and white? Yes. Film camera and dark room? No way. Dirty pubs and loud venues, YES!
If you have a chance to check out Hackensaw Boys, do it!!! Amazing group and now John and Ben from Fox Hunt are playing with them.
Had to add this under the bay bridge sailing out of Annapolis