Well, August is over. Time to celebrate the great black & white photographs you sent me during that month 🙂
I love black and white photography. Even though recent weeks have seen me trying to up my colour photography game, black and white is where my heart lies. Because it can produce such a variety of results, because it allows for such realistic departures from reality, because – untethered from neutrality and realism – we are all free to explore different avenues to render heat, cold, light, patterns, textures, …
And I think that’s very obvious in the selection of photograph displayed below. No two authors have produced similar results. In this challenge we have infrared, we have surrealist, we have AI, we have abstract, we have nature, we have urban, we have literal, we have mind-puzzling, we have photo-journalist, we have fine art, we have soft, we have hard … It’s just wonderful.
So thank you *so much* to all of you who sent in some images for this #MonochromeAugust challenge 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’ll now let the photos speak for themselves. Let me know how they make you feel.
This entry deserves an explanation. Stable Diffusion is another of those text-to-image AI demos that are everywhere on the web these days. I asked it to create some images that might bring a few smiles to our faces.
First is the proverbial black cat in a dark alley under a moonless sky, so dear to high-ISO fanatics 😉
Second is my homage to Steve Huff’s Giant walking into town at night.
My attempt at describing “Raising the flag on Iwo Jima” may have taken a Monty Python turn 😉 But I still find it fascinating.
This was meant to recreate Ansel Adam’s Black Sun photograph.It turned into a Jerry Uelsmann 😉
Finally, another homage, to Man Ray 🙂
What do you think? Pretty amazing photographs, right? Let’s do this again next year 🙂
Next up, I will publish the results of the Overtone Challenge. If you have not yet sent in some images, and don’t remember the idea, here it is again.
You can send *pairs of photographs* to me at pascal dot jappy at gmail dot com. The images are supposed to be displayed side by side or one above the other to produce meaning or emotion that’s not present in either, in isolation. For instance, a little girl, and a sunshade, might evoke holidays at the beach. Each should be roughly 1000px long side. If you plan to send multiple pairs, please make sure to make it clear which go together 🙂 Finally, please inclide Overtone Challenge in the title of your email. Cheers!
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