A black and white assortment . . .

This is an assortment of black and white pictures taken in various parts of the world, they use black and white in interesting ways, when film was king, all sorts of manipulations took place in slow and cumbersome ways to get special effects in prints, some of these are reproduced here. The office interior style was done by sandwiching a negative with a thin patterned paper when doing the print. The Paris building was much harder to achieve in film, it meant contact printing the negative onto lith film which is very contrasty and is used for making  offset printing plates. Sometimes just contacting onto lith film provided a suitable line conversion after opaquing out all the unwanted white areas on a light box. Another way was to make another contact print with a thick clear film sandwich to spread the lines in the picture wider apart, then placing the 2 contact negatives together in the enlarger. These are simple techniques now with photo software on the computer

I like prints that use black and white in strong ways particularly if they are a little abstract with strong patterns.

Tin Shed, Yarraville, Melbourne

Interior, War Memorial Building, Viet Nam

Interior, War Memorial Building, Viet Nam

Building, Paris

Fence, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

Office building

New York Building

New York Building

About Roger

Roger Gould, Australian international sports and advertising photographer has worked on assignment for some of the worlds leading magazines. he emerged from photographing record covers of rock and roll musicians to start one of Australia's first specialist sport press agencies, photographing tennis, cricket, golf, football as well as the Olympic and Commonwealth Games. Roger is a past President of the International Tennis Photographer's Association and has conducted photography seminars for Kodak in many countries. He currently works in aerial and advertising photography.
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