Podcast with Harold Davis: A New Era for Black & White


Internationally-known digital artist and award-winning photographer Harold Davis joins the Mid CenturyBooks podcast to discuss his 2017 book, THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S BLACK AND WHITE HANDBOOK

Thap Rua (Turtle Tower) © Harold Davis

Part 2, A New Era for Black and White

Harold Davis: “We came to the end of an era, pretty much, with film photography, and in fact, there was a time when the only photography anyone could do was black and white. Then, color film photography became the ascendant thing. And now we have an entirely new art form with a lot of new craft involved, and the idea behind the technical parts of this book, and it’s not that I’m going to tell everybody exactly what slider to press, with what software, but more the principles and ideas of how digital black and white photography work.”

Click here for the podcast, and see the latest additions to the Mid Century Books (sponsor of this podcast) photography collection

Click here for Part 1 of the podcast, Black & White Photography in the Digital Age.

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  1. I have listened to that podcast several times already. The interviewer has done a very good job asking questions that gave Mr. Davis the opportunity to elaborate on what this book is about. That this book is four books in one – a technical guidebook, a travel narrative, a book to show the photographs and one about how to see, how to look at images and on how to become a better photographer. I especially liked when he talked about images as a narrative. This and so much more things that are in this podcast (and of course the book) will keep me thinking for a very long time. And what more can you ask for in a book? And a podcast for that matter.

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