FYI: New British magazine on B&W photography : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Printing & Finishing : One Thread


for black&white lovers I thought you'd like to know that there is a new magazine out there, dedicated to black&white photography. The name is (surprise!) Black&White Photography.

The first issue (which I just bought) seems promising. Good print quality, nice pictures. I haven't had the time to read all the articles but the few I've "scanned" looks interesting.

-- Peter Olsson (, May 03, 2001


Hi Peter ...

Yes, I also found this magazine and bought the first issue. It seems promising. In the following issues to come I would like more technical stuff. Read my question about that. If you know some good books let me know. By the way ... I bought my Focomat up there in "Lule".

-- Lars Kristensen (, May 03, 2001.

Låter intressant! Vet ni vad det kostar att prenumerara på och har ni deras adress?

-- Patric (, May 03, 2001.

Is there a URL where you can get some idea of the magazine?

Regards, Thomas Wollstein

-- Thomas Wollstein (, May 03, 2001.

About URL, there is no mentioning of any website in the magazine. I guess I could mention what the first issue contains:

* Terence Donovan remembered, about the groundbreaking fashion photographer Donovan.

* B&W (of course) photo reportages by Larry Towell (on the Mennonite community) and Mike Abrahams (on Christianity).

* "Classic" film and paper combinations (which turned out to be quite recent emulsions in both film and paper choice, not very "classic" in my vocabulary, unless Classic is anything older than 1 year).

* Interview (a short one) with Kim Weston, Cole Westons son (Edwards grandson).

* Reader gallery (how did they manage to get a reader gallery in the first issue?!) with quite nice pictures, there's a lot of talent out there!

* Test on Bronica medium format rangefinder

* Infra red photography

* Collecting photographs (the other B&W magazine is a much better option if this is your main interest I have to say)

* "Darkroom doktor" (yet again with questions even in the first issue, one could hope that the questions will come from real world readers in the coming issues)

* And some more stuff.

-- Peter Olsson (, May 03, 2001.

Thanks for the emailed information, swedish guys! Jag ska maila tidningen och höra om priset blir högre för andra länder än England då det kräver högre porto. Sen gäller det att ha råd också, köper en mängd fotoprylar m.m. :-)

-- Patric (, May 03, 2001.

there's a relatively new american magazine, b&w, whose website is as follows:

the magazine you've mentioned sounds very interesting. could you provide us with a contact address or something like that?

best, brad daly

-- brad daly (, May 03, 2001.

Their address is:

Black & White Photography 166 High Street, Lewes East Sussex BN7 1XU England

-- Peter Olsson (, May 04, 2001.

... or via mail:

Editorial assistant: Mary Harland e-mail:

-- Lars Kristensen (, May 04, 2001.

...and on their Recommended Websites page, they present Black&White world! Their only critizism of B&W-world is the lack of illustrations. I'm not sure I agree, illustrations would mean longer downloading times.

Now when I've read the magazine thoroughly I give it a careful recommendation. It is fun to read. The hard-core b&w community whith stained finger-nails and an ever-present aura of fixer around them will be happier with Photo-techniques and this website. Others, like myself, who don't have experience enough to be totally fluent in b&w developing and printing could find the new magazine interesting, and b&w world works very well for us too!

-- Peter Olsson (, May 08, 2001.

Thanks for mentioning Black&White Photography. I got a heads-up about the magazine about a month ago and eagerly await its promised arrival in my mailbox. I'm thrilled that there are now TWO print mags devoted to B&W photography!


-- Mason Resnick (, May 09, 2001.

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