Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

February 25, 2007

Seeing the World in Black & White

I love to shoot black & white, and when I travel, I always have 2 cameras - one loaded w/ colour film (or a digital camera) and one loaded with black & white film. I love to shoot interesting architecture (esp. churches and cathedrals), old buildings, attic windows, the play of light & shadow, and anything geometrically interesting, like fire escapes. I have 2 huge photo albums of just my b&w work, so choosing pics to post was kind of hard, but here's a taste of some stuff I've done over the years: The Hatch Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Boston, MA - 1985 (I was in college when I shot this)

An old building in Wiscasset, Maine - 1989


Fort Point, San Francisco, California - 1991


Looking straight up the TransAmerica Pyramid, San Francisco, California - 1992

Ferns, West Berkeley, California - 1996


Thea Foss Waterway Bridge, Tacoma, Washington - 2000


The Beach at Point-No-Point, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada - 2003

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - 2004

15 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:06 PM

    julie...

    god, JoJo, you are so talented w/these shots. my Europe pictures I took were atrocious. You outta compile a book or something.

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  2. Anonymous9:07 PM

    julie again...

    your Fort Point picture ROCKS.

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  3. You obviously have an artist's eye for the interesting subjects! Well done. I hope you frame and display your ab fab favs in your home. They are really terrific.

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  4. When my son told me he was having his wedding pics in black and white I was a little worried but they came out fantastic. You have a real talent. I think it takes a discerning eye to see the beauty in b&w in this day and age.

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  5. OOH! I love B&W. I'm the same way.

    Your pics are fabulous.

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  6. JoJo, I agree I like your b&w's and angle shots. I am glad you are showing nice pictures of our province. I am afraid a lot of mine are negative so yours are refreshing. thanks again.

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  7. Impressive work Jojo - and of course, Mr D'Onofrio also looks fabulous in black 'n' white

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  8. Thanks everyone!!! Your comments and praise mean a lot!! :D

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  9. Wow Jojo!Those pictures are amazing!I always wanted to be a photographer like that but alas,I do not have an eye for it!

    You should check into getting them published,they would make a lovely coffee table book...for my coffee table.

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  10. No wonder you like Don's blog, you two have a real interest in unusual photos in common. These are great. I particularly like the juxtaposition of the ferns and the bridge pylons.

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  11. I've always liked b&w pictures,but your's are really something :-)

    Love all the unusual angles you used

    Eliza xxxxx

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  12. wow! you're really talented! you should look into something, even try like a contest or something to start with. you do have an eye for the beautiful

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  13. really beautiful pics, i like pic 2 & 3 the most.
    seems you like to shoot the same things that i like to shoot ;) but i never tried b&w so far, maybe that's something to work with when i'm in the us - so many new motives :)
    fabulous work, thanks for sharing!

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  14. Lizzzard9:04 AM

    I'll repeat myself....book, Jojo, book! and a nice black and white calendar.....I'd get one for me and one for Kathleen!

    Thanks for sharing these- I hadn't seen any of these before!

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  15. Shaddap Anonymous....you knew I spelled it with a "u" when we got married. :D

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