Black & White & In Color

In July 2018 I bought a mirrorless digital SLR. I had abandoned my very heavy digital Nikon equipment for my iPhone a few years back. I pushed iPhone photography as much as possible with the addition of many cloud based apps and my longtime "darkroom", Photoshop. However, on a new botanical illustration assignment I started missing the greater versatility of interchangeable lenses so I decided to invest in a very lightweight mirrorless camera. I grew up a photographer's daughter helping my dad in his NYC portrait studio's darkroom doing a lot of negative retouching and playing around after hours with him hand- tinting B&W photographs for the simple joy of it, an activity of another era even then. One of the settings on the new camera reminded me of images we used to play with. This started me off on a bit of retro-photo nostalgia play. 

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Stack of Canoes plus Trailer
Stack of Canoes plus Trailer
Fencepost with Orange Car
Fencepost with Orange Car
Kent Place Cadillac
Kent Place Cadillac
A Politically Correct Straw
A Politically Correct Straw
A Friend's Watercolors
A Friend's Watercolors
A Young Woman with a Clear Message
A Young Woman with a Clear Message
The Women of Maggie's Krooked Cafe
The Women of Maggie's Krooked Cafe
Melanie at Fin
Melanie at Fin
Magda, Phillip and Simon
Magda, Phillip and Simon
Pamela at the Mosque
Pamela at the Mosque
Laura, Harry and Josh Joshing
Laura, Harry and Josh Joshing
A Midsummer's Dance
A Midsummer's Dance
In the wings: A Midsummer's Dance
In the wings: A Midsummer's Dance
Astrid Nordness, Potter
Astrid Nordness, Potter
Laura and the new Season's Brochure
Laura and the new Season's Brochure
David Lee White, His Play's Reading
David Lee White, His Play's Reading
Fence
Fence
Ashokan Dam from Monument Road
Ashokan Dam from Monument Road
Twin, Indian Head and Overlook Mts.
Twin, Indian Head and Overlook Mts.
Ashokan Reservoir
Ashokan Reservoir
Dogwoods Multiplying
Dogwoods Multiplying
Double Zinnias
Double Zinnias
Dewdrops on Aquileguia
Dewdrops on Aquileguia
Construction Site Flora
Construction Site Flora
Glorious Morning Trumpet Duet
Glorious Morning Trumpet Duet
Zebra Leaves 2
Zebra Leaves 2
Zebra Leaves 3
Zebra Leaves 3
Mauricio de Souza, Drummer No Color
Mauricio de Souza, Drummer No Color
Mallary's Bouquet
Mallary's Bouquet
My Initials on a Thessaloniki Wall
My Initials on a Thessaloniki Wall
Three Cats of Thessaloniki
Three Cats of Thessaloniki
Tattoo Piercing Thessaloniki Style
Tattoo Piercing Thessaloniki Style
Maggie's Krooked Cafe Inside Out
Maggie's Krooked Cafe Inside Out
Silly Anarchy
Silly Anarchy
A Seat in Istanbul at Day
A Seat in Istanbul at Day
Chairs in Waiting for a Conference
Chairs in Waiting for a Conference
Dream It at Maggie's
Dream It at Maggie's
We Are All Here in Thessaloniki
We Are All Here in Thessaloniki
Rare Coins in Summit
Rare Coins in Summit
Two Trees on a Chrome Bumper
Two Trees on a Chrome Bumper