W/NW - Black and White Portraits

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Amin Sabet, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

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    Mar 22, 2015
    Amin Sabet
    I'll get things started with a couple portraits of friends at work. Nikon 105/2.5 AIS, Arista Premium:


    Aniket.


    Bel.
     
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  2. phigmov

    phigmov FF Regular Subscribing Member

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    Nice grey-tones - especially in the fabric folds.
     
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  3. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. FF Regular

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    Mar 24, 2015
    Larry
  4. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. FF Regular

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    Larry
    Yes, the whites holding tone and texture is very nicely done.
     
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  5. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. FF Regular

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    Larry
    Margardet%20Whiting%2004-L.

    I spent a couple of days around Margaret Whiting when the friend of a friend brought her to Albuquerque for some private performances years back (mid 1990's). She very kindly sang "Misty" for me after the performance as I took some shots with an Old Hasselblad loaded with HP5. This is my favorite.

    For my money, she owns the vocal version of this classic, just as Benny Carter owns the instrumental rendering. (I saw and heard him in Cambridge MA doing it years ago, and thought I'd died and gone to heaven!)
     
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  6. kingsfan

    kingsfan FF Rookie

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  7. RichardB

    RichardB Super Moderator

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    Minolta Hi-Matic E with Ilford FP4 Plus.

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  8. SnapDawg

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    Ken
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  9. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. FF Regular

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    Larry
    Carol%20Old%20Town%20001%20acros%20c02%20copy2-X2.

    CAROL
    Fuji Neopan Acros 100, Hasselblad 500CM 80mm f2.8 Planar
     
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  10. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg FF Regular

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    Ken
    I really like your portraits a LOT, Larry. I guess it's that four letter ingredient (L...) that you've mentioned in another thread and that has nothing to do with technical specs but the motivating force behind it all - it just shines through.

    (2.56 a.m. over here, high time to hit the straw.)

     
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  11. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. FF Regular

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    Larry
    A bookseller I know:
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    My late neighbor, Mike, who through a decade of serious illness got out every opportunity he could and worked in his yard or on his old Ford truck.
    HB%20110-X2.

    Both shot on HP5 with the Hasselblad 500CM
     
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  12. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. FF Regular

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    Larry
    One more, this one taken almost 25 years ago with a Hasselblad 1000F, my very first Hasselblad. There was something about the Zeiss glass from the early fifties that I really loved. Its native contrast was just about perfect for my taste.

    J10copy-X2.
     
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  13. ajramirez

    ajramirez FF Rookie

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    Antonio Ramirez
    Lawrence,

    These portraits are simply outstanding! Beautiful work!

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  14. ajramirez

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    Antonio Ramirez
    Some film portraits shot over the last few years:

    Kodak BW400CN
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    Zulma
    by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    Kodak Tri-X
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    JDP
    by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    Ilford Delta 100
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    En la Calle del Cristo
    by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    Ilford Delta 100
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    En la Calle Luna
    by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    Ilford Delta 100
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    El arrendador
    by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    Ilford Delta 100
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    Polito
    by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    Ilford HP-5+
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    Antonio
    by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    Ilford Delta 100
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    Zulma
    by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    Ilford Delta 100
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    Zulma
    by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    All on a Leica M6TTL and 50mm 2.8 Elmar M (1, 2, 4, 5, and 6), 90mm 2.5 Summarit (3), 50mm 1.5 ZM C-Sonnar (8 and 9), and on a Rolleiflex 3.5 MX-EVS (7).

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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