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Black and White

Black and White
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Copyright: Fabio Sachs (Fabio) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 25 W: 3 N: 36] (337)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1988
Categories: Experimental
Camera: Cannon AE1, 35-70 f/4-22
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-29 22:50
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture was taken in a studio. I used only one hazy-light source and depended on the models´ patience to compose the shot. The position wasn´t all that comfortable for them!

They are both friends of mine, Rui and Daniela. Both needed some pictures to promote their work. He is an actor, performer and model and she is a hands model. After shooting what they needed, we tried some more artistic shots for the fun of it!

I used a polarizer filter in order to reduce some of the reflections carachteristic of the black skin.
I shot with Ektachrome film (not sure which one, EPP probably) and then had an internegative made to have it printed on paper. Again, the paper print was larger than my flatbed scanner, so I scanned it in halves and pasted´em back together on photoshop. Cleaned up some of the signs of age from the print (scratches and other damages)and resized to 800 pixels but it is untouched otherwise.

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Lucky you to have real models to work with. They understand patience and uncomfortable poses for work and fun. The title was clever idea.

I really like the shot. I am not sure if you had any idea behind it other than to just play but it came out wondrefully. Interesting idea.

Her pale soft skin next to his rich color of skin make the photo stand out. Your lighting is wonderful to keep her skin soft and almost translucent - very female, his harder and more rugged very male.
Nothing but compliment from me.
TFS Dayna

hey! nice stuff!

The pose made makes me wanna say, that every man has its feminine touch!

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  • Konie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 29 N: 298] (3006)
  • [2006-07-30 2:45]

Very creative Fabiio. I like very much the concept here of juxtaposing a man's dark and muscular body and a female's fair and soft hand. Excellent work! TFS.


A-ha. this is a good one Fabio. Like the pose and BW tone. Very impressive. thanks for sharing.

hi fabio,
creative idea! contrast between dark and light, male and female. i congrate to all of you for a well-deserved and composed shot. tfs.



very nice idea fabio.fantstic work.

thanks mephistoo

Hi Fabio,
What a beautiful composition, so meaningful and sensitive !
A great work ...

très belle photo de "noir et blanc". Le jeu de lumière est bien dosé et fait ressortir les formes du visage et de la main. Bonne netteté et contraste.

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  • Kasai (73)
  • [2006-07-30 15:53]

fantstic work

Unquestionably exceptional.Yod

Composicion perfecta

Impresionante composición. Bravo. Admiro tu estilo.

Hello Fabio. Excellent results from your experiment, tones and colours are superb. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  • Karey Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 73 W: 14 N: 67] (779)
  • [2006-08-19 16:08]

Hi Fabio, this is a great image, I love the
'black and white'. Both models are very attractive. The note helped me understand what was happening here, as I could not understand why the hand was pointing at the chin. The gesture looks like what his hand would di if he was 'thinking'. I would love to see more of the pics you took this day. Cheers, Karey

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 70 N: 644] (4308)
  • [2006-11-18 21:23]

Hi Fabio!
It is a professional work, really. And the digitalization work is perfect - that's the way it should be done: from paperprint, not from film.
The result is a work that makes us think about human society...

Nice play of words and hands :)) Interesting idea well executed

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  • bigil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 283 W: 38 N: 75] (2536)
  • [2008-06-24 17:41]

Bravo pour la photo et l`originalité. Gilles

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