Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Photos from Reader - WV Birthday

I do like the monochrome - but not exactly black and white photo - so appropriate for Blenko! All photography was originally monochrome, most of these photographs were black and white.Even after color film was readily available, black-and-white photography continued to dominate for decades, due to its lower cost and its "classic" photographic look. It is important to note that some monochromatic pictures are not always pure blacks and whites, but also contain other hues depending on the process. The Cyanotype process produces an image of blue and white for example. The albumen process which was used more than 150 years ago had brown tones. Now Janis tell us about this technique. hjh
Early birthday piece customers being greeted at the door by Katie Tripp at Precisely 8am on June 20, 2009.
This scene reminds me of Willy Wonka, letting people into his chocolate factory. Until today, I didn't realize the beauty of the Visitor Center sign.
WV Janis

1 comment:

westvirginiajanis said...


Now, monochrome is as simple as clicking a button on iPhoto. Black & white is colder, sepia is warmer. Monochrome puts emphasis on the people and the events without the distraction of color.

This scene, especially the visitor center letters, just seemed to glow in sepia; so, I converted it.