Sorry this was saved as a draft. Better late than never thou.
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY !
Hope you'll be able to spend it with someone special.
Sorry for the old photo's but they fits the Holiday I think.
With analog photography some would file out thier negative carrier.
So the opening would be larger than the negative. This would produce the black border around the picture.
For me and others it shows the person crops through the viewfinder and not in the darkroom.
Some might say it shows that the Photographer has a purer view for the way they see. It's a Old School
way of thought. BUT I love it! It's all so a thing of aesthetics.
Sure some say they only get in the way and yet some live by them.
Now with Digital there is not a way to show it in the same honest way of seeing. Oh Ya" The Art of Seeing " Sure you do your image in PhotoShop or ... and then you put the black border around it. But was it really cropped or not?
Possibly only the photographer knows that ansewer. Does it matter in some ways I think so.
A Photo Show that I would love to see done.
Is one where they show the Famous picture and then the full frame.
There is that GREAT picture by Henri Cartier-Bresson of a person that stepped over the ladder and is leaping over the water with a great reflection of him in the water. Then in the background there's a poster of a dancer leaping in the opposite direction.
The full frame shows fence bars in the foreground. The image is cropped and is still a great picture and I still love it!
Wish you all the best.
The lower photo was done in Brooklyn. Really close to 6th.Ave & 9th.Street. ; )
Enjoy I hope.
The one above was there then GONE. Some of the best just happen that way.