In the course of doing some experimenting to determine how much of a problem my DSLR has with noise at ISO settings above 400, I shot this photo at ISO 800. In its original full-color version, I thought the image exhibited too much noise to be a worthwhile candidate for printing or scrapping, but it occurred to me that, if the image were converted to black-and-white, all that noise might actually work in its favor, by translating as grain of the sort that's characteristic of certain black-and-white films, so I did some fiddling and eventually came up with this version, which I think pretty effectively mimicks the look of a photo that I might've shot with black-and-white film back in my "pre-digital" days.


Katie Pertiet – Stamped Blocks No. 2 Brushes-n-Stamps, Spot Dots No. 4 Brushes-n-Stamps, Graphic Tape Brushes-n-Stamps, Hanging Tags No. 1, Tied Fasteners

Anna Aspnes – 12 x 12 Scratched Edge Overlays No. 1, Distressed Edge Overlays No. 4

Lynn Grieveson – Worn Photo Edges


LD Telegram, P22 Typewriter, Max Rhodes