Thursday, September 8, 2011

Black and White Photographs







Coastal Village Living

A New England Agricultural Fair

Coastal Trees and Rocks

Don't try this at home.

28 comments:

mary anne said...

Wow! What an eye he had. Gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Muffy, these are great! I'm actually taking a B&W Film Photography class this semester so they are especially interesting to me. I'm curious, did your father also do his own developing, and also, what camera did he primarily use?

James said...

Delightful! Thank you for showing them to us.

Muffy Aldrich said...

@mary anne - You are very kind, Mary Anne. Thank you.

@Anonymous - He primarily used Leicas and Hasselblads. He always did his own developing and printing. He would never let anyone near his work!

@James - You are very sweet to say so - as always!

Mona said...

Wow!! What incredible photos! You're father was a gifted photographer. Thank you for sharing.

Preppy 101 said...

What an eye your father had! These are stunning. Thanks for sharing these treasures with us, Muffy!

Anonymous said...

I greatly admire the talent to make a photograph into art, which is what these are. You are lucky to have these from your father.

Kind regards,
Bitsy

Kathy said...

Wonderful photos! My favorite is probably the two gentlemen at the county fair.... another place and time. There is a sweet nostaligic quality about all of them.
Thank you for sharing!!!

Scooter Shooter said...

Your father certainly has the eye for photography! Awesome photographs. Thanks for sharing.

mint juleps and magnolias said...

Those photos are amazing! What an incredible legacy.

Anonymous said...

Very amazing! Was photography a serious hobby or was he professional?

HHH said...

What a treat for all of us. Thank you, Muffy.

Barbara said...

What a great lagacy and to think of the back-story behind each shot is so special for you and your family.

Patsy said...

Muffy, these are fantastic! Thanks for sharing your father's talent.

I think we must be a similar age, as some bring back childhood memories.

j.mosby said...

Muffy,
Your dads photos look like something you'd see in old LIFE or Saturday Evening Post magazines, or even subject matter for Yankee or Down East magazines. Really nice!

Pete said...

The "Don't try this at home" is the spitting image of my grand-father.

Anonymous said...

These are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing them. More in the future, please?

Anonymous said...

These remind me of photos that (now defunct) Salt magazine used to post. Salt magazine was an old portland maine magazine showing life on the coast of Maine.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to know how he got into the Bunny Dressing Room at the Playboy Club! LOL!

-Rich

Dawn said...

Stunning photos! Love them all. My father is a photographer, too, but sadly none of his talent has rubbed off on me.

Grace said...

Wow, these are quite simply stunning! I've always found the look of black and white photographs so intriguing and classic.

Muffy Aldrich said...

@Mona - Thank you, Mona. I like how they look on the walls, but I can re-appreciate them posted here.

@Preppy 101 - It is my pleasure - thank you! I wished he could have seen this blog.

@Bitsy - Thank you, Bitsy. As each year passes, I feel more fortunate.

@Kathy - That picture is one of my favorites. I was with him as he took it, and it truly was a split-second moment.

Muffy Aldrich said...

@Scooter Shooter - Thank you!

@Anonymous - These were just for fun. He loved it.

@mint juleps and magnolias - Thank you and I do so value them.


@Barbara - You are so right! There was always a story!

@Patsy - Thanks Patsy and I am 49.

Muffy Aldrich said...

@j.mosby - Good eye! Three out of those four you mention have run his photos.

@Pete - Too funny.

@Anonymous - I am sure there will be. I can't help myself.

@Anonymous - The ultimate compliment!

Muffy Aldrich said...

@Rich - So would my mother!

@Dawn - I know the feeling!

@Grace - Thank you and I share your fondness for the black and white.

Parnassus said...

The winner here has got to be "A New England Agricultural Fair", not only for its inherent humor, but mostly because it so perfectly captures the serious mien of livestock judges/fanciers at the Fair.

Susan R said...

He really had a talent for capturing some wonderful shots. Ansel Adams...move over.
You had a wolly sheep as a childhood pet? You must have had a great childhood.

Bill Smith said...

Your dad was a really good photographer. Thanks for sharing.