Urban photos

I have an Associate of Applied Science in Commercial and Technical Photography from Seattle Central College. I attended in the late 1970’s when silver-based film photography was at it’s heyday. It was like a boot camp and I learned to do it all, from 35mm to 4×5, photographing in the studio and on location, and all the lab skills needed for black and white and color film and print processing. I covered the physics and chemistry of image-making from A to Z.

With the advent of digital imaging, I don’t miss the darkroom much and the ability to make images with no regard to film and processing budgets is very liberating. Of course I miss the nuance of fine printmaking, but I can use my camera as notepad and recorder, documenting life whenever and wherever, which suits my journalist side. I do need to be more prolific– there’s little excuse for that.

I like whimsical and unexpected views and every once in a while, it can smack you in the forehead. I was at the Pike Place Market one day and the workmen were climbing a ladder while the two people inspected something in the steep street below. The camera sees whatever you point it at, however you point it…

Sinking
Sinking la Table
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2 thoughts on “Urban photos

  1. mdilthey August 6, 2014 / 8:56 am

    That picture is WICKED.

    • dalesjournal August 6, 2014 / 9:09 am

      Thanks, Max! There was one like this of some row houses in San Fransico that was published in the 1960’s. It’s one of those camera-making-you-see-outside-the-box techniques.

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