Project Athena - Day 99 (Black & White)

Where it All Began

To the complaint, ‘There are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.
— Ansel Adams

In the beginning, there was black and white and it was good.

My first job while still in high school was working for a local newspaper called the Triangle Review. This is where my introduction into photography really happened. My job responsibilities included "paste-up", developing black & white film for editorial content, making prints with an old fashioned enlarger in a darkroom (which was really just a closet), doing process camera work, and shooting and developing the large format negatives that would eventually be used to burn printing plates for a web press.

I also was the editor and a photographer for my high school newspaper all three years. During my senior year, I earned a first place NSPA award for a photo essay about indoor bike racing. It was all shot in black and white.

So this week's theme feels like going home. I hope you enjoy it as much as I know I will.

Water Fountain, Fossil Lake Neighborhood, Fort Collins

Nikon D3200 • Nikon 18-55mm lens • 62mm • F/18 • 1/3s • ISO 100