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The Art of Black and White Photography (30 Striking Examples)

Zhang Jingna


Try and describe the feelings black and white photography evokes and you’ll come up with words like classic, bold, raw, and natural. Then ask the person next to you and he or she might say something completely different. The beauty of black and white photography is that it can take on whole new different meanings depending on what it is your shooting or who it is you ask.

As all photography was originally monochrome, or black and white, it’s easy to feel a sense of nostalgia over them. Today, many modern day photographers choose to shoot or post-process in black and white, creating striking photos like you’ll see in this post.

Whether it’s capturing the texture of an object or seeing the form, shading, pattern or tone, black and white photography will give you a greater appreciation for life’s little details. By taking away color, you’ll see an object without distractions.

From an artistic viewpoint; color depicts reality. Black and white is an interpretation of reality.

Mac Moss

David Chamberlain

Emre Topak

Emre Topak

Andrea de Bonis

Andrea de Bonis

Zhang Jingna

Philipp Klinger

Philipp Klinger

kellyhavens

Gary Newman

Rui Palha

Rui Palha

Rui Palha

Rui Palha

Rui Palha

Rui Palha

Rui Palha

David Pons

Donato Buccella

Daniel Roneo Tantono

Carlo Durano

Giedo van der Zwan

Markus Zaiser

easterntides

manganite

Toni Camara

TJ Scott

Baay Jai

If you’re interested in refining your black and photography skills, check out articles like The Top 5 Black & White Photography Tips, Key Ingredients for Black and White Images, or 5 Black and White Photography Tips.

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