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52 Fridays, Week 13: "Black & White"

This week's theme is my favorite so far because I am black & white crazy! There really are no words to describe my love affair with black & white......really. To me, it's timeless..... it can be gritty...... it's romantic..... it can change the whole feeling of a photo. At times I have thought about being strictly a black & white photographer. (But, I know there are times when color serves its purpose.) I have realized my obsession for black & white started long before my photography. You see, I draw. But, guess what....... I only draw in pencil! I have never liked adding color to my pictures..... Only shades of black, grey and white. My passion for drawing really started in my early teens. I chose to share this picture with you because it has a story behind it. I drew it when I was a sophomore in high school. And yes, I know it's Frankenstein and you might be thinking "CREEPY!", but I chose this particular picture because there are really no lines in it - it's mostly drawn by shading; and I was attracted to the deep shadows and grittiness of it, not so much the subject. When I finished, I decided to hand it in for a project in my drawing class. Well, the day I took it in, I handed it to my teacher and told her it was my project. She just smiled and handed it back to me and said, "Yeah, right." I handed it back to her again and said, "No, really, this IS my drawing and I'm handing it in as my project." She gave me a look I didn't care for that said I was a liar, handed it back to me, and said that she didn't believe that I drew it and accused me of trying to turn in someone else's work. So, I took it back and was totally deflated and hurt. Looking back, I should've told my mom (who watched me draw it), and had her call the teacher to let her know she was wrong! But I didn't. I just tucked it away. Now I think of her rejection as a huge compliment because she thought my picture was too good to be drawn by a 16 yr. old. So today, I say, "Thank you Mrs. Frink!"



This week, I am sending you off to Hannah Mayo /West Palm Beach Lifestyle Portrait Photographer! Our group is mixin' things up a bit! So, be sure to visit Hannah's b&w shot and then continue on through the rest of the group! Have a great weekend!

8 comments:

emily horton said...

It *is* compliment, but still.... HOW RUDE!!! I love knowing this about you... you are so talented!!

TOLIVER FAMILY said...

Amazing. You are incredibly talented

Anonymous said...

I did watch you draw this and if I would have known that she treated you that way, I certainly would have been in her face asking why she could so easily reject a project in that manner and adversely tell you that you had no talent and were a cheater. How unfair!! You are very talented and I'm so proud of what you have accomplished since that day. Mom

Jessica said...

Well, Mrs. Frink isn't very nice! This is a great drawing. You are a very talented person!

KellyW said...

Great way of seeing the theme this week!

Gigi said...

What a terrible thing to have happen to you! It's an amazing drawing! You are very talented. You should have told your mother!

Lisa Turner said...

Wow! I wish I could draw. That picture is amazing.

Hannah said...

What an amazing drawing. Teachers like that make me sad.

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