Thursday, 5 August 2010

Some recent monochrome images

Tree stump on Hessle foreshore.

Hessle Creek.

The Humber Estuary.

I took these recently on the Humber Estuary, East Yorkshire, U.K. using my EOS 3 and ilford delta 100, these are scans from the film, iv just enhanced them a bit in photoshop. These sort of images are best viewed as gallery sized prints, in the flesh so to speak.

I came across the following quote in a book iv been reading, and would apply the same sentiments to my own images above:

"In some photographs the essences of light and space dominate; in others, the substance of rock and wood, and the luminous insistence of growing things....It is my intention to present, through the medium of photography, intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to spectators" - Ansel Adams.

From a previous Life, travels with a Kodak Instamatic.

The Taj Mahal, Agra. 1980.

This is an ancient Hindu Temple, the iron pillar never rusts, the last time I saw it on a t.v. programe it was all fenced off so people could not touch it. North India, 1980.

Snake charmers? New Delhi. 1980.

I think this was inside the Red fort of Agra, dont remember exactly. 1980.

Street photography Iranian style. Downtown Tehran 1978.

I took this from the roof of the Youth Hostel I was staying at, near Ferdowsie Avenue, Tehran, Iran. The islamic revolutionarys had just attacked a Bank. It was under martial Law at the time, the Sha's Military were all over the place, lots of fighting/demonstrations on the streets and the army were using live rounds on the then unarmed demonstrators. Central Tehran, 1978.

Downtown Tehran 1978, I tried 'repairing' the mountains in photoshop, because the prints are so old and faded you could not distinguish the mountains in the background from the sky. I did not do a very good job of it.

The Blue Mosque, Istanbul. 1978.

Mount Blanc on the Border of France and Italy. 1978.

From a previous life: 1978-80 travels with a Kodak Instamatic. I took the above images long before I became a serious photographer, back in 1978 - 80, I was 19 or 20 years old at the time. I travelled overland to India, well that was the plan, I became sort of stranded in Tehran, Iran for 3 months during the onset of the Islamic revolution. I quite like some of the images, even if I say so myself. I wish I had have been into photography back then, I could have got some great documentary type images in Iran. I have a lot more then this, I just scanned some I liked, the original prints are small about 3inch square, and are not in great condition, mainly because of their age. And the Kodak instamatic camera I used to take these were not great cameras, just a cheap compact type camera, it was not even 35mm film, something smaller, the film was in a cartridge which just pushed into the back of the camera, I remember it had rotating flash cubes you could mount on it, LOL. Footnote: All the above images in this post are Copyright Tim Everett Photography.