Beautiful Black and White Photography

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Today, in the era of digital technology black and white often awake nostalgic feelings of the 20th century, the good old times when the television was just invented, when people read colorless printed newspapers and when people were just imagining cell phones equipped with photo cameras. But still, dozens of years later, many artists still use black and white photography for artistic purposes. It is one of the best and cheapest types of photography for the beginners to test their creativity. This showcase is a tribute to this often forgotten and underrated art of photography.

In this post we present beautiful examples of black and white photography — an update to previously featured showcase of black and white photography1. The showcase below focuses more on art and creative mind of photographers. Of course, it’s not the ultimate collection. There were many more which we could not cover in a single post. All the photographs are linked to photographer’s website. Please do visit their sites to explore the skills and craft of these artists.

Beautiful Examples of Black and White Photography

Milo Alterio2

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Emir Ozsahin4

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danielsantiagosalguero6

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Philipp Klinger8

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Simon Pais-Thomas10

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Aneta Kowalczyk12

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Running Nowhere14
by Julien Legrand15

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MustafaDedeogLu17

18

Elliott Erwitt19

20

MisterKey21

22

Andrey Vahrushew23

24

Let it Snow25
by WWWest26

27

Codrin Lupei28

29

Lucian Olteanu30

31

Drooper32

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Stefano Orazzini34

35

LimpidD36

37

latoday38

Screenshot39

onabibano40

41

soleildame42

43

Txema Rodriguez44

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Paused in Motion46
by Dusty Wall47

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Yanire49

Yanire50

borissov51

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Window of Happiness53
by Monique54

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Damien Vassart56

57

Nick58

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navid j60

61

strømbërg62

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Freedom64
by Wolfram Schubert65

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softspokenmc67

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Mikael Stålsäter69

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Remembrance71
by Zivko Risteski72

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raaych174

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RamonaG76

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etrusia_uk78

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Claudio.Ar80

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Jenna Herman82

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David J. Nightingale84

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lolla_sig86

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Agnès Lapin88

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gullevek90

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Jordi Troguet92

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cocoip94

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bennipi96

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wazari98

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Majordomo100

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Iris102

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Noisy Paradise104

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Catriona67106

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gilad108

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Keith Foster110

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opportunistatlarge112

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Mariusz Jankowski114

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Tim Corbeel116

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Amsterdamned118

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tainted dream120

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I See a Darkness122
by Harald Bildner123

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Love Birds125
by b-photo126

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Max128

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One Shoot130
by fotouczniak131

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FilipO133

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tomaskaspar135

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Ben Heine137

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Unknown139

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Last Click

Unknown141

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Should SM publish more photography showcases?

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/06/09/beautiful-black-and-white-photography/
  2. 2 http://ninorojo.deviantart.com/
  3. 3 http://ninorojo.deviantart.com/art/backstage-vision-of-you-02-74609041
  4. 4 http://www.behance.net/Emirozsahin
  5. 5 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Love-is-a-number/164141
  6. 6 http://www.flickr.com/people/danielsantiagosalguero/
  7. 7 http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielsantiagosalguero/2143473631/
  8. 8 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcdead/
  9. 9 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcdead/3844724619/
  10. 10 http://www.flickr.com/photos/simonpais/
  11. 11 http://www.flickr.com/photos/14127431@N00/40786131
  12. 12 http://www.anetakowalczyk.com/
  13. 13 http://2photo.ru/2007/12/13/krasoten_raboty_modeli_i_fotografa_aneta_kowalczyk.html
  14. 14 http://1x.com/photo/26301/
  15. 15 http://1x.com/member/18405/julien-legrand/
  16. 16 http://1x.com/photo/26301/
  17. 17 http://mustafadedeoglu.deviantart.com/
  18. 18 http://mustafadedeoglu.deviantart.com/art/man-135262979
  19. 19 http://www.elliotterwitt.com/lang/index.html
  20. 20 http://vi.sualize.us/view/edd4e4cda3b708308372c7abedcac4df/
  21. 21 http://misterkey.deviantart.com/
  22. 22 http://misterkey.deviantart.com/art/Lisbon-1-92155720
  23. 23 http://photo.net/photodb/user?user_id=1117926
  24. 24 http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=7240649
  25. 25 http://wwwest.deviantart.com/art/Let-it-snow-111773197
  26. 26 http://wwwest.deviantart.com/
  27. 27 http://wwwest.deviantart.com/art/Let-it-snow-111773197
  28. 28 http://codrinlupei.1x.com/
  29. 29 http://2photo.ru/12135-fotograf-codrin-lupei/36-foto/600/
  30. 30 http://1x.com/member/2079/lucian-olteanu/
  31. 31 http://1x.com/photo/20777/
  32. 32 http://drooper.deviantart.com/
  33. 33 http://drooper.deviantart.com/art/The-fountain-102086289
  34. 34 http://1x.com/member/15977/stefano-orazzini/
  35. 35 http://1x.com/photo/22261/
  36. 36 http://limpidd.deviantart.com/
  37. 37 http://limpidd.deviantart.com/art/Cuddle-110557660
  38. 38 http://1x.com/member/11238/latoday/
  39. 39 http://1x.com/photo/19907/
  40. 40 http://onabibano.deviantart.com/
  41. 41 http://onabibano.deviantart.com/art/The-bass-player-79782497
  42. 42 http://www.flickr.com/photos/soleildame/
  43. 43 http://www.flickr.com/photos/soleildame/2841090562/
  44. 44 http://www.jpgmag.com/people/txema
  45. 45 http://www.jpgmag.com/photos/901752
  46. 46 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dustywall/3883748064/
  47. 47 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dustywall/
  48. 48 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dustywall/3883748064/
  49. 49 http://www.flickr.com/photos/yanyel_88/
  50. 50 http://www.flickr.com/photos/7802528@N08/2661386959
  51. 51 http://borissov.deviantart.com/
  52. 52 http://borissov.deviantart.com/art/Dryad-26709888
  53. 53 http://1x.com/photo/26723/
  54. 54 http://1x.com/member/17651/monique/
  55. 55 http://1x.com/photo/26723/
  56. 56 http://www.damienvassart.com/
  57. 57 http://www.damienvassart.com/
  58. 58 http://1x.com/member/7357/nick/
  59. 59 http://1x.com/photo/25420/
  60. 60 http://www.navidbaraty.com
  61. 61 http://www.flickr.com/photos/vwmang/3127517744/
  62. 62 http://www.flickr.com/photos/--stromberg--/
  63. 63 http://www.flickr.com/photos/--stromberg--/2806369495/
  64. 64 http://1x.com/photo/706/
  65. 65 http://1x.com/member/220/wolfram-schubert/
  66. 66 http://1x.com/photo/706/
  67. 67 http://softspokenmc.deviantart.com/
  68. 68 http://softspokenmc.deviantart.com/art/black-and-white-record-player-52431706
  69. 69 http://1x.com/member/11575/mikael-staringlsaumlter/
  70. 70 http://1x.com/photo/19896/
  71. 71 http://1x.com/photo/27426/
  72. 72 http://1x.com/member/8694/zivko-risteski/
  73. 73 http://1x.com/photo/27426/
  74. 74 http://raaych1.deviantart.com/
  75. 75 http://raaych1.deviantart.com/art/Pipe-Black-and-White-70730802
  76. 76 http://1x.com/member/11158/ramonag/
  77. 77 http://1x.com/photo/21088/
  78. 78 http://www.flickr.com/photos/e_phots/
  79. 79 http://www.flickr.com/photos/e_phots/3357220459/
  80. 80 http://www.flickr.com/photos/claudio_ar/
  81. 81 http://www.flickr.com/photos/claudio_ar/3317824160/
  82. 82 http://www.jpgmag.com/people/jayxxbe
  83. 83 http://www.jpgmag.com/photos/1820516
  84. 84 http://www.chromasia.com/
  85. 85 http://www.chromasia.com/galleries/0512292007.php
  86. 86 http://www.flickr.com/photos/lolla/
  87. 87 http://www.flickr.com/photos/lolla/462066238/
  88. 88 http://1x.com/member/11694/agnegraves-lapin/
  89. 89 http://1x.com/photo/22093/
  90. 90 http://www.flickr.com/photos/gullevek/
  91. 91 http://www.flickr.com/photos/gullevek/433091957/
  92. 92 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jorditroguet/
  93. 93 http://www.flickr.com/photos/22008624@N03/3297899369
  94. 94 http://www.flickr.com/people/cocoip/
  95. 95 http://black-and-white.tumblr.com/post/98893085/borgomani-tokyo-b-w-marunoushi-via
  96. 96 http://www.flickr.com/photos/bennipi/
  97. 97 http://www.flickr.com/photos/56503556@N00/1360884387
  98. 98 http://www.flickr.com/photos/wazari/
  99. 99 http://www.flickr.com/photos/wazari/1353205866/
  100. 100 http://www.flickr.com/photos/schicchi-indipendentemente/
  101. 101 http://www.flickr.com/photos/schicchi-indipendentemente/3800310881/
  102. 102 http://www.flickr.com/photos/35240543@N02/
  103. 103 http://www.flickr.com/photos/35240543@N02/3269941044/
  104. 104 http://www.flickr.com/photos/noisyparadise/
  105. 105 http://www.flickr.com/photos/noisyparadise/2818802233/
  106. 106 http://www.flickr.com/photos/75558758@N00/
  107. 107 http://www.flickr.com/photos/75558758@N00/366719364/
  108. 108 http://gilad.deviantart.com/
  109. 109 http://gilad.deviantart.com/art/Life-in-Black-and-White-82901658
  110. 110 http://1x.com/member/8062/keith-foster/
  111. 111 http://1x.com/photo/16278/
  112. 112 http://opportunistatlarge.deviantart.com/
  113. 113 http://opportunistatlarge.deviantart.com/art/Where-i-lay-my-head-is-home-107740266
  114. 114 http://1x.com/member/15852/mariusz-jankowski/
  115. 115 http://1x.com/photo/22238/
  116. 116 http://1x.com/member/10347/tim-corbeel/
  117. 117 http://1x.com/photo/23909/
  118. 118 http://www.flickr.com/photos/amsterdamned/
  119. 119 http://www.flickr.com/photos/amsterdamned/819700061/
  120. 120 http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnsloan/
  121. 121 http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnsloan/1420379294/
  122. 122 http://1x.com/photo/19710/
  123. 123 http://1x.com/member/11449/harald-bildner/
  124. 124 http://1x.com/photo/19710/
  125. 125 http://b-photo.deviantart.com/art/lovebirds-104649692
  126. 126 http://b-photo.deviantart.com/
  127. 127 http://b-photo.deviantart.com/art/lovebirds-104649692
  128. 128 http://1x.com/member/8655/max/
  129. 129 http://1x.com/photo/24305/
  130. 130 http://fotouczniak.deviantart.com/art/ONE-SHOOT-102563196
  131. 131 http://fotouczniak.deviantart.com/
  132. 132 http://fotouczniak.deviantart.com/art/ONE-SHOOT-102563196
  133. 133 http://1x.com/member/23991/filipo/
  134. 134 http://1x.com/photo/25957/
  135. 135 http://tomaskaspar.deviantart.com/
  136. 136 http://tomaskaspar.deviantart.com/art/Forest-eyes-75837018
  137. 137 http://www.flickr.com/photos/benheine/
  138. 138 http://www.flickr.com/photos/benheine/3634462128/
  139. 139 http://vi.sualize.us/view/f2a06f5dfebd0f14aa092237c6a65201/
  140. 140 http://vi.sualize.us/view/f2a06f5dfebd0f14aa092237c6a65201/
  141. 141 http://vi.sualize.us/view/08070bc68917fdfdd3d7bb0e81e22c32/
  142. 142 http://vi.sualize.us/view/08070bc68917fdfdd3d7bb0e81e22c32/

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Vailancio Rodrigues is a web ninja who bakes semantic muffins. Apart from that he is also interested in Motion Graphics, Visual Effects, Photography and knows little bit of Physics due to his college education . He is from Goa - a beautiful tropical paradise in India.

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  1. 1

    All awesome pics.

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  2. 152

    thats very very fantastic
    i have best wishes for you

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  3. 303

    i love u guys n your work

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  4. 454

    hello,
    it’s very nice
    i wish i had more pic for brag :-)

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  5. 605

    wow,i just love it.it made me feel relaxed.excellent job keep it up.

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  6. 756

    last one is just awesome

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  7. 907

    none of them are very good so all of your comments are meaningless and stupid

    -8
    • 1058

      Jane… your are a insensitive person who doesn’t respect other peoples opinions… you need to learn how to express your feeling about things without insulting other people or being mean to them and if you feel offended I don’t care… this is what you get. I will say again, if you feel offended you got offended my a middle schooler. IN YOUR FACE!

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    You’re my power .Kim Joo Won . I love you …Kim Tae Pyeong

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  9. 1360

    black and white~ black and white~ black and white~ I LOVE IT!!!
    say that 3 times fast… teeheehee… my friend could not :P

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  10. 1511

    Some of the most beautiful balck & white photos I have ever seen. I love b&w photos, so thank you so much for this! <3

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  11. 1662

    brilliant work buddy!!!! jst keep goin’….

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  12. 1813

    is that photos taken in color and was transfare to black and white by photoshop or whatever editing program ? if yes ..how you know ? if no how you know too ? could anyone me ?

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  13. 1964

    Those black and white snaps blow my mind. It might be photoshop effect, but I like this. Wonderful…

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    novedadesesteticas

    October 3, 2011 1:37 am

    From the earliest days pf photography color was considered the goal. I think, with black and white photography you can create more dramatic effects; dark is set against light, large against small.

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  15. 2266

    awesome photography..great job.. out of words to describe them :)

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    B&W photography is best.

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    theres no other than
    black and white
    photographies..

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    its very intreasting
    and so silent

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    thanks…there were nice…

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  21. 3172

    art is so pointless why does anyone care how the world looks like through other peoples eyes

    -5

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