For the first eleven years of my career as a photographer, as a working photojournalist, I shot 99% of my work on 35mm Kodak Tri-X film. Because of that I’ve always had a real soft spot in my heart for that look. It has some teeth and some credibility.
I don’t consider it a particularly easy thing to achieve shooting digitally.
When I go on vacation, I go to relax more than to shoot pictures. I just shoot what I think is interesting, especially if it doesn’t involve me getting up out of my seat. I mostly go to take in the moments, instead of feeling compelled to record them.
During our four and a half day stay in New Orleans, however, I did get a few images that I like, and which I think work reasonably well in gritty black and white…
I will be the first to admit that if you’re a photographer looking for these kinds of subjects,
is low hanging fruit. There are just so many great faces, musicians, and
unfolding events nearly everywhere you go.
Also, if there is a better city anywhere for food, I don’t know where that would be. No shortage of good beers, either.
And then, there's the music!