8 Beautiful Black & White Photographs

Black & white photographs are truly something special. Ansel Adams proved that color photography is not required to communicate the beauty and depth of a scene. When you strip away the color from a photograph, you’re forced to see the striking relationship between light and shadow. There are no colorful distractions to take your eyes away from strong shapes, lines, and form. Emotion cannot hide in deep, saturated hues.

Black & white photographs hold an elegant allure that is often forgotten behind the vivid colors at modern photographers’ disposal. These examples of beautiful black and white photography might just make you want to shoot in monochrome.

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Oxford Street Sunrise (Explored #19) by Dom Crossley (shadows, backlighting)

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Untitled by Thomas Leuthard (lines, framing)

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London Calling #14 by Thomas Leuthard (eyes, expression)

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Staircase Tutorial by Andreas Levers (lines, shape)

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Soul by J L (deep shadows)

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Ibu Sopiah, Rice Cake Seller by Danumurthi Mahendra (environmental portraiture)

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Tickets by Thomas Leuthard (lines, shapes)

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the author by streetwrk.com (lack of distracting colors, lines)

What do you like/dislike about the black & white photos? What’re your favorites?

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​Nicoal is a New England photographer with a penchant for learning. Her work ranges from nature-inspired portraiture to outdoor product photography. Visit nicoalprice.com for more info.

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