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Black & White Photography of 2016 Summer Olympians

Photography | 30.08.2016

The Rio Olympics might be over, the 2016 olympian summer feeling remains in our heads.


The American photographer Jay L. Clendenin was commissioned by the LA Times to photograph some of the best athletes during the latest Olympics in black and white with a rare technique.

He used a photographic chamber of 8 x 10 inches, offering a unique touch and a special feeling of out-of-time pictures.


It is not the first time he did that. Indeed, he had already done a similar process during the 2012 Olympics in London with his diptychs' series showing Southern California Olympians, photographed in color with digital SLR cameras (right) and also in black and white (left), using a 4-by-5-inch field camera and a 100-plus-year-old Petzval lens. Each black-and-white portrait was exposed onto black-and-white photographic paper, processed in a darkroom and scanned into a computer.


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