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leighton w wrote:
I love this image, the photo of a photo and the equipment that helped make it. I like the B&W version better though. I sometimes wished that newspapers were more selected in the images they published. Simply meaning that I wished they would put a B&W in there once in a while. I remember when the big papers like the Washington Post first started using color images, they would have it on the front page only, everything else would be B&W.
Leighton, thank you! I have similar thoughts about the use of color vs B&W in todays papers.
Last week I wrote a wrap-up of photographers and papers technical equipment of the last 20 years, the workflows including darkroom-stuff and scanning&transmitting files. The B&W vs color-debate was an important part of my write-up. It took me forever and a night to go through old negatives with hand-written notes about developers and such detail, I've selected some examples in B&W and color, analogue and early digital, tried to remember funny anecdotes and after submitting my "essay" I got the reply: "oh, it's 7 times as long as needed.”.
It was a fun-trip in the time-machine, lot's of mostly good memories.