The Way I See It (Blog)

Posts tagged with black-and-white

  1. Film Photography: Even When It Goes Wrong It Looks Alright

    23 Mar 2019

    This is sort of an addendum to my previous post about my Minolta XE-7’s dead light seals. My Minolta XD5 is suffering a similar scourge, yet I remain unmoved to do anything about it. So, here I am again sharing shots that turned out all wrong…but I love them so much…


  2. Let The Sunshine In: Light Leaks & My Minolta XE-7

    15 Mar 2019

    The Minolta XE-7 is one of my favorite cameras. When it comes to film cameras, I have a soft spot for Minolta for some reason and the XE-7 sits near the top of the heap. It’s amazingly sturdy and it’s heavy. And that shutter is oh so satisfying to click Mine…


  3. For a Photographer, There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather

    23 Sep 2018

    What do you do on a foggy, gloomy day? Cuddle up with a good book? Binge watch Netflix, maybe? Or load a roll of Tri-X 400 into your camera, set it to meter for 800, and wander the city? I will almost always choose the last option, because there’s no…


  4. Ilford HP5+ for Architecture? Yes, Please

    07 Jul 2018

    Normally when I shoot architecture (outdoor) on film I use a slower film. One of my favorites for this task – no, my very favorite – is Rollei Retro 80s. I also liked Acros 100, but we know how that story has played out The last time I had the…


  5. Find Your Space

    22 Sep 2017

    My photography revolves primarily around public spaces and the people that occupy those spaces. I love beautiful architecture and cityscapes. I’m infinitely fascinated by human behavior and how each individual understands and manages their existence. So I’m perfectly content to photograph each of these subjects in their own right, but I’m always…


  6. The Meaning of Life

    27 Jun 2017

    Many people, upon their first encounter with the often scantily clad, curiously unkempt Matthew Silver, assume he’s crazy. I assure you he is not. On second thought, maybe Mattew Silver is crazy — crazy about being alive. And he just wants everyone to live and love out loud like he…


  7. Yankee Stadium: A Legend in the Making

    24 May 2017

    The old Yankee Stadium — the house that Babe built, the home of the Evil Empire — is steeped in baseball lore. Actually, it may be among the most renowned stadiums in history, irrespective of sport. I sometimes wonder, though, if I should even refer to it as “old” Yankee…


  8. Goodbye, RICO. No More Raids.

    28 Apr 2017

    As progressive and liberal as New York is, it is by no means a city devoid of administrative and law enforcement corruption. In fact, when you pull back the spirited, cultured blanket many of us live under, you will discover a long history of political misconduct. While NYC has achieved…


  9. Good Times with Ilford SFX 200 B&W Film

    25 Apr 2017

    Oh, Ilford SFX 200, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways Ok, I’m not going to actually count the ways. Just know that I do love this quasi-infrared black and white film. SFX 200 often comes up in conversations about infrared film and almost just as frequently…


  10. Because it Matters

    13 Apr 2017

    Art matters. Any questions This short series of photos features moments from the Rally to Save the Arts, held at New York City Hall, April 3, 2017. It was a good turnout, graced by eloquent speakers, passionate performers, and individuals from all walks of life who care deeply about art the vital role…


  11. Head in the Clouds: Visions of a Cloud Covered City

    31 Mar 2017

    I love rainy/foggy/cloudy days in NYC. Most people don’t enjoy dreary weather conditions but I see it as an opportunity to experience the city with an extra layer of visual dynamism. It never gets old.


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