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Two Black-and-White Cat Photos — 28 Comments

  1. Your sister’s husband must have many. Mine was an artist, mixed-media and acrylics, mostly. I was a street photographer, in the shadows. It is just amazing to me when I see a picture of a cat. Most of them, it seems from my experience with attempting to capture the essence of a cat who is not used to a camera/natural light, tend to be on guard. It’s just so difficult, unless they are used to the camera. And that is one of the reasons that I especially appreciate these two photos of Barbara’s late husband’s.

    • I think there are probably more Caroline, I will have a look. We usually end up in tears looking through old photos, John was such a lovely kind man and a great loss to us and the world of cats when he died at only 57. Bryan and Ebony were beautiful cats, we miss them too.

  2. My late brother in law John (Barbara’s husband) was a keen photographer too and took and developed his own photos, he tried out black and white ones at one time, he loved cats, these are of Bryan and Ebony who moved here with us, sadly both gone now.

  3. I don’t remember using the silver metallic developing system. I used high quality photographic paper and standard processes. I liked darkroom work. It is quite creative and you are shut away from the world.

    I didn’t have much money so used all kinds of ways to save money such as buying film in bulk rolls and loading up my own cassettes.

    I may have told you that I won the Ilford College Award in 1971, I think it was. The prize was an exhibition at The Photographer’s Gallery which at the time was near Leicester Square, London and was the place to exhibit in the country.

    I always liked photojournalism. I should have tried doing it for a living but didn’t have the courage or ambition. I think I would have been as good as any of them.

  4. gorgeous black and white kitties i remember at school doing that old school dark room photography was fun and doing print work was the most exciting part doing art.

  5. Michael did you ever develop on fibre based paper using the old silver metallic developing system? To be honest I donโ€™t remember exactly the details – but I used alot of fibre because I liked colouring the photos after with water colours or various inks and paints. Of course itโ€™s harder work because of the whole drying part and preserving the flatness of the paper.

    Old B/W photography is itโ€™s own thing. The development process is akin to other forms of light sensisitive printmaking processes – such as photo emulsion on silk screens. I think the darkroom should remain a medium but perhaps be categorized as part of printmaking in the context of fine art or design. It is print, technically speaking.

  6. We know this famous photographer as Cartier-Bresson, but we call him Bresson. He is in the same league as shhoot, my bebe, Margaret Bourke-White. <3 xxoo!

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