21 April 2009

nyc:: in black and white

Thanks for all the Schiller's love! Glad I could introduce some of you to that spot, you should all check it out if you're in the neighborhood! Here are some more photos from the trip. This was my first time (since my photography class in eighth grade) that I've used black and white film and I really liked it. There's definitely some figuring out to do, so if any of you have any tips--especially on shooting indoors, many of those photos were way overexposed!--I'm all ears.

When I was showing Jared these photos, he looked at the one of the men playing chess in Union Square and said "why is it that black and white makes everything look old?" It's so true. After I loaded this film into my camera, I kept finding myself in situations making me wish that I had color film in the camera (especially at the Alabama Chanin trunk show). Jared informed that this means I need to carry two film cameras- one with black and white and one with color. I suppose it's a good thing I have such a big bag now! (To be honest, most of the time in New York, I was carrying three cameras- my film camera, the lomo, and the polaroid spectra...my shoulder got a good workout!).

I have added some new Mother's Day, and other, cards to the shop today. Sorry I didn't get to it last night. Thanks!


  1. stunning photos julia! they look like vintage treasures.
    i've got a roll of black and white film in my camera as well. the last time i shot with that, i was 18.

  2. hello! I really like your black & whites :)

  3. Wow, wow, wow. I favorited the magnolia blossoms on Flickr and I love the black and white one, too!

  4. New York City looks so nice on black & white.