Old School

I’ve always liked old pictures.  Probably one reason I like B&W so much.  I really enjoy flipping though old pictures from magazines like Life.    Seems like there is too much talk about technical perfection instead of capturing the moment.  Seems to be a bit of a movement going like Chase Jarvis’s Book – The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You.  I wonder if it will last.

However, lots of the old pictures I like are technically perfect for the time.  May be I just want an excuse as to why my pictures suck compared to the other guy.  Or maybe stuff just doesn’t have to be perfect for you to like them.

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5 thoughts on “Old School

  1. I have been digging through some photo books from the “old” masters like Cartier-Bresson and Ansel Adams and I notice lots of their most compelling images (cartier-bresson especially) are soft with blown highlights and blocked up shadows. They however capture something compelling which is why their photos are still talked about.


    1. Cool. Yeah I like both. But I feel the first one is a tiny bit much. Ever since I watched the BBC series Genius of Photography I’ve been actively searching for old school examples. I liked them before……. but they dug in more 🙂


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