Stylistic plans and keywords for the upcoming summer

I have a pretty clear vision on what kind of black and white photos I’d like to take during the summer of 2017 and I’d like to share some of these artistic ambitions. I’ve put together a small list of keywords to describe my stylistic goals and visions. These aren’t ideas for projects or intended subjects etc. but just something to paint the picture of the visual style and undertone I’m after. I also added some rad vintage photos that I find inspiring.

Very inspirational classic photo by Harold Feinstein: Coney Island Teenagers, 1949

Lighting

  • Smooth
  • Creamy
  • Cotton candy
  • Dreamy

Mood

  • Fun
  • Jazzy
  • Cinematic
  • Hint of David Lynch
  • Light hearted
  • Something to drink espresso to

Setting and environmental look and feel

  • Mediterraneanish
  • 1950’s riviera
  • La Strada
  • Classic italian movies
  • Americana

Style

  • Artsy
  • Candid
  • Documentary
  • Strong composition

Subject matters

  • People in places
  • Summer
  • Smiles
  • Timelessness
  • Black-and-whiteness
  • Classicism
  • Retro
  • Environments
Brian Duffy, Beach Shadow, 1963
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French street photography from 1950’s by Rene Maltete.

 

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