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Lontano

In my seventies, and still looking for perfection.
We all see the world in colour. Converting what we see to black and white is the challenge. Shapes, tones and details take on a new significance. Things can become abstract, yet real at the same time.
"Colour is everything, black and white is more," Dominic Rouse
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About

I first got into photography back in the sixties, when a student at the famous (and now destroyed by fire) Glasgow School of Art. Later on, after attending a night school course on photography, I had my own darkroom and spent many hours developing film and printing my own stuff. And then along came digital, so away went the smelly chemicals. It is so much easier to sit in front of a computer and manipulate an image than to spend loads of time on your feet in a darkroom and still not get the result you want. All of my stuff is black and white. That's what does it for me! I believe that to be able to call oneself a serious photographer, one has to be able to differentiate between a record of an event, even a static one, and a considered interpretation of that event.
I lost interest in photography for a while and removed a lot of my pics from this website. Don't ask me why, but I did. My interest was rekindled when my wife took one of her horses to a local woodland area one beautiful morning last September (2018). She suggested that I take my camera, which I did and found that I got really enthusiastic again.

 

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Member Info

  • ePHOTOzine Plus Member Plus Member
  • Location
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Joined
    07/12/2009
  • Photographic Level

    Enthusiast
  • Photographic Interests

    Landscape / Travel
    Portraits / People
    Traditional darkroom
    Black & White
  • Favourites

    Photographer
    Ansel Adams, Bill Brandt, Jean Loup Sieff, Rob Outlaw, Jack Curran
    Book
    The Well Tempered Garden by Christopher Lloyd
    Record
    Anything written by Mahler
    Film
    Renoir directed by Gilles Bourdos
    Word
    Wine
    Drink
    Italian red wine (Amarone, when I can afford it)
    Food
    Italian vegeterian.
    Location
    Don't know, yet!
    Flower
    Any of my cacti when they decide to flower.
    Colour
    Blue
    Gadget
    My espresso maker