This months photo blogging challenge is – Black and White
I would have liked to take part in this challenge, but I have been far too busy, preparing for our wedding, to go out taking photos. When this post goes live I will be away on honeymoon. Just four days away, but it will be very enjoyable, to spend time at the coast again.
As a token gesture for this challenge and as a follow up from the ‘colourful’ post, I give you a few, very old, black and white portraits of mine. I only have four. I have lost so many paintings and drawing over the years. I hope this makes up for my lack of getting out there, with my camera and I promise to do better next month.
The first is a copy of a Rembrandt self portrait. This was one of my first and technically not very good.
Rembrandt Self Portrait
This next one is of Joan Baez. This was an old LP cover shot. Unfortunately, I glued the paper to board and over time the glue yellowed and bled through the paper. I tried to remove the yellowing in Photoshop, but it was hard to do without removing some of the actual pencil work.
Joan Baez – Album shot
This next one was something I wanted to try out. It’s from a famous painting (I can’t remember the artist) called ‘Veronica’s Cloth’. If you stare at the eyes, they will appear shut at first and then they will be open (or the other way around). It’s not too easy to see in this small version, but I had to take it off our wall, because it unnerved some visitors.
Finally, this little girl was a commission for a well known hairdresser in a London salon. I never met him, or knew who he was. It was all handled through my boss at the time who, no doubt, made a very handsome profit on my meagre charge.
My apologies for not sticking to the rules, but I think I had a good enough excuse, this time.
If you want to see more black and white entries, just click the graphic at the top of the post.