Out Of The Past

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography

For those of you who have no idea what film noir is, the movie, Out Of The Past is one of the best examples. Think guns, dames, and hats. Noir’s visual style had its roots in German expressionism with dark, rich blacks and vibrant whites. For my money, the best writers were Raymond Chandler (The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon) and James M. Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity). Cain did uncredited rewrites on Out Of The Past and came up with lines of dialogue like: “She can’t be all bad — no one is,” to which another character responds: “She comes the closest.” 

Steam Noir – In memory of Patricia Fogarty

Black And White Photography, Patti, Photography

 

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A dark night of shadows, rain and rising steam in the streets of Philadelphia.

Photo from iPhone via strange experience of posting from iPad.  As with Robyn from days before, laptop is now being repaired – the touch pad seized up and said very firmly “No More!”

Pauline

Black And White Photography, Laurie, Photography

It’s all about the story …

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As we left our Old Town Alexandria restaurant that night, Pauline pointed across the street and said “Look Laurie! That would make a great picture; like film noir” (that’s not an exact quote, by the way).

And she was right! All that was missing was a guy or gal, leaning against the wall, smoking a cigarette.

Well, a tripod was missing, too, but thanks to Pauline for being the inspiration behind this shot.

Steam Noir

Black And White Photography, Patti, Photography

 

 

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A dark night of shadows, rain and rising steam in the streets of Philadelphia.

 

Photo from iPhone via strange experience of posting from iPad.  As with Robyn from days before, laptop is now being repaired – the touch pad seized up and said very firmly “No More!”