Back to My Photo Roots

Lately I’ve had to urge to go back to my photo roots of shooting black and white street photography.  Last week I took 2 days, one rainy and one sunny, to roam around in the heart of downtown Cleveland capturing street scenes.  Here are a few that I liked.

Cleve Bike 3Cleve Connected 1Cleve Jack Flaps

About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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4 Responses to Back to My Photo Roots

  1. I love the rectilinearity in the bicycle photograph. When I was in my late teens and early twenties (late 1950s, early ’60s), I worked downtown. These photos feel like that time in my life: the sweatshirt on the waitress and the smartphone at the picnic table bring them to today.
    Barb S. and I were at breakfast today discussing how much we appreciate B&W movies. The same is true of still photography. Thanks for these!

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    • Thank you Lenore! Like you and Barb, I’ve always loved shooting in B&W. Shooting digitally today, most photographer shoot in color and then convert to B&W afterward. That is what I do and often forget then to convert or even consider converting. I have to do it more often! I truly feel that a B&W photo has to speak to you without the advantage or impact of color. They need to be much stronger photos.


  2. jerrysherman says:

    Nice shots! Thanks for posting these.

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