I like black and white very much. Actually, I have approached it artificially through photoshop or sometimes when it is so dark when I took the photo, it simply came out with lights and shadows. I have never actually developed film myself. My teachers have developed a chemical sensitivity in years past and being an organic farmer, I have refrained from doing it and sent my photos to labs to be developed or had a person produce a file as a gicelee. At this point, I would actually like to try to do some black and white development of film–perhaps the chemicals are not as toxic as they once were. When Annie speaks about how it is so magical to watch the photo appear, I can appreciate that. I would like that intimate experience in my artistic process.
Annie’s discussion of look back at your work really touched me. As I saw her video and heard her speak, every photo was touching a moment in time that would never happen again. I need to look back. It might make me cry, because I will remember love, those past on and “those days”.
None-the-less, I do like being in present time and see myself enthusiastically moving forward. I have many questions about all aspects of photography and hope I ask them during this amazing class. I don’t want these classes with her to stop. I hope they keep going. I don’t want then to end. I still have some much that I would like to post and share. I still have so much to learn.