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December 1, 2010

paris B&W, shot with Ilford delta 400.
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a new month.

i am hopeful that december is absolutely nothing like november for me.

  1. December 1, 2010 7:22 am

    lovely,as before, what camera?

  2. Lola permalink
    December 1, 2010 7:48 am

    I never comment but I check often because I love your photos and the style of this blog. I hope your December is stellar; fortunately, November is officially over. x

  3. December 1, 2010 8:44 am

    i hope so too, brian! these are stellar. every one.

  4. December 1, 2010 8:49 am

    is it silly to say i covet those yogurt jars?

  5. December 1, 2010 8:52 am

    here are the black and white shots I was waiting for. spot on, brian.

  6. December 1, 2010 8:53 am

    Hey, Brian, your fruit is glowing. Happy December.

  7. December 1, 2010 9:01 am

    i agree with hannah. and i hope your december is better too! love the photos.

  8. December 1, 2010 10:59 am

    i’m loving these b&w photos. and i agree, thank goodness december is here.

  9. December 1, 2010 11:34 am

    i’m hopeful for december, too.
    also, i like all those typeface books.

  10. December 1, 2010 11:53 am

    brain, these photos are beautiful. There is something so classic about them. Thanks for sharing.

  11. December 1, 2010 12:41 pm

    I thought your hp5 b&w stuff was great but the tones and light in these…amazing!

  12. December 1, 2010 4:52 pm

    i can never do good with black and white, you give me hope! these are so great. i also hope december is a better month..

  13. December 1, 2010 5:50 pm

    I think this is my favorite set of photos from your recent black & white rolls–the middle grey tones are so beautiful here, really rich. Hope your December is a lovely month.

  14. December 1, 2010 9:34 pm

    Really nice ! My favourites : the two at the top
    Paris’ missing me again :)
    Xavier (Lucie’s bf)

  15. Jean P. permalink
    December 1, 2010 10:21 pm

    Oh, my goodness, you have masterfully gotten a grip on B&W…just fantastic photos. Interesting in ways color never could be.

  16. December 1, 2010 11:34 pm

    Those are great I like the one with the lemons, it’s amazing how you managed to capture the light so beautifully in a Black and White shot!

  17. December 2, 2010 6:24 pm

    These are impressive!

  18. Meyer Shapiro permalink
    December 3, 2010 10:55 am

    It is remarkable how many pictures we have in early Impressionism of informal and spontaneous sociability, of breakfasts, picnics, promenades, boating trips, holidays and vacation travel. These urban idylls not only present the objec- tive forms of bourgeois recreation in the 1860’s and 1870’s; they also reflect in the very choice of subjects and in the new aesthetic devices the conception of art as solely a field of individual enjoyment, without reference to ideas and motives, and they presuppose the cultivation of these pleasures as the highest field of freedom for an enlightened bourgeois detached from the official beliefs of his class. In enjoying realistic pictures of his surroundings as a spectacle of traffic and changing atmospheres, the cultivated rentier was experiencing in its phenomenal aspect that mobility of the environment, the market and of industry to which he owed his income and his freedom. And in the new Impressionist techniques which broke things up into finely discrimi- nated points of color, as well as in the “accidental” momentary vision, he found, in a degree hitherto unknown in art, conditions of sensibility closely related to those of the urban promenader and the refined consumer of luxury goods. (1937)


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