Black and White Fine Art Photos by Hossein Zare


The popular photo sharing site 500px just came out with their list of best fine art photos in 2012. Included is a stunning image of a lone man walking down a desolate road, called Passenger, by Hossein Zare (see above). The photographer, based in Bushehr, Iran, has a wonderful collection of these stark images that’s worth exploring. The names are just as simple and powerful as the photos themselves.



Alone Passenger


Alone


Distance


To…


In Vain


My Choice

Hossein Zare on 500px



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