The year of Digital Black and White

That’s the word on the street.

From the competition between the printer manufacturers to reproduce the most classic full tonal range black and white prints , to the announcement yesterday of Photoshop CS3 with one of it’s key improvements being it’s ability to work better specifically with RAW images and converting them to Black and White. (and faster on Intel based Macs, thank you very much)

As we run headlong into better, faster,bigger file size digital images, software than can make our digital darkroom in the light, capable of anything that was possible in the dark and way more, isn’t it time you considered black and white again?

Check out what one of the current masters of digital Black and White ,Vincent Versace ,can achieve:

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© Vincent Versace 2006

or this:

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© Vincent Versace 2006

And we know he prints on an Epson .

The hours spent in the darkroom, hand dodging, rubbing, and otherwise crafting a print, were good times.

But look what we can do now.

You see, there is a reason that the higher end printers come with such a variety of black inks. Yes, they of course affect your color prints.Now get the full potential.

Time to start thinking again about the old grey scale. And getting schooled in the new CS3.

Cheers!
Damon Webster

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  • Photo-London
  • May 19th-22nd, 2016
  • Somerset House
  • London, England

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Current Exhibitions

  • Getty Center
  • Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium
  • March 15–July 31, 2016
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • John Chiara-West Side at Tioronda
  • April 14–May 21, 2016
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • A DEMOCRACY OF IMAGERY
  • MARCH 24 – APRIL 30, 2016
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • KlompChing Gallery
  • Jim Naughten – Animal Kingdom
  • April 21st-May 28th, 2016
  • 89 Water Street
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • 11201
  • Phone:212.796.2070
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • MELVIN SOKOLSKY: THE PARIS PICTURES
  • FEBRUARY 19 – APRIL 18, 2016
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • This Place
  • Through June 5th, 2016
  • 200 Eastern Parkway
  • Brooklyn, New York
  • 11238-6052
  • 718.638.5000
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Crime Stories: Photography and Foul Play
  • Through July 31st, 2016
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

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