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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 photography. 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 Link

Milo Alterio

Emir Ozsahin

danielsantiagosalguero

Philipp Klinger

Simon Pais-Thomas

Aneta Kowalczyk

Running Nowhere
by Julien Legrand

MustafaDedeogLu

Elliott Erwitt

MisterKey

Andrey Vahrushew

Let it Snow
by WWWest

Codrin Lupei

Lucian Olteanu

Drooper

Stefano Orazzini

LimpidD

latoday

Screenshot

onabibano

soleildame

Txema Rodriguez

Paused in Motion
by Dusty Wall

Yanire

Yanire

borissov

Window of Happiness
by Monique

Damien Vassart

Nick

navid j

strømbërg

Freedom
by Wolfram Schubert

softspokenmc

Mikael Stålsäter

Remembrance
by Zivko Risteski

raaych1

RamonaG

etrusia_uk

Claudio.Ar

Jenna Herman

David J. Nightingale

lolla_sig

Agnès Lapin

gullevek

Jordi Troguet

cocoip

bennipi

wazari

Majordomo

Iris

Noisy Paradise

Catriona67

gilad

Keith Foster

opportunistatlarge

Mariusz Jankowski

Tim Corbeel

Amsterdamned

tainted dream

I See a Darkness
by Harald Bildner

Love Birds
by b-photo

Max

One Shoot
by fotouczniak

FilipO

tomaskaspar

Ben Heine

Unknown

Last Click Link

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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

    Black and White is art. Brilliant selection.

    Me likes ;)

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  2. 2

    Great collection indeed!

    enjoyed ’em :)

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  3. 3

    seems like white and black are enough for expression…

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  4. 4

    Nice list!
    Take a look at my
    black&white beauty album.

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  5. 5

    Nice :)

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  6. 6

    Good Shots ; ) Black and White still a Live!

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  7. 7

    Amazing!
    But you really forgot this guy: http://vaggelisf.deviantart.com :)

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  8. 8

    Great collection but they aren’t all Black and White ;)

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  9. 10

    It’s an ART and it’s BEAUTIFUL

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  10. 11

    Freedom by Wolfram Schubert is simply perfect.
    Great photos!

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  11. 12

    Beautiful pictures :-)

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  12. 13

    Nice, that poll needs a comment or other option though, but sure SM should continue to have photography showcases but only if it doesn’t show up more than the core of existing content.

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  13. 14

    nothing evokes emotion as much as black and white photography. gorgeous.

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  14. 15

    I love almost all of SM posts but especially the inspiration posts. I don’t know why people try to pigeon hole SM. If you are a painter, sculpter, web designer, illustrator, filmmaker or in any creative field, you need to step outside your world and look at others for new fresh ideas. I chance happening can produce a great idea.

    Thanks SM, you continue to educate and inspire me.

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  15. 16

    Wow! Beautiful black and whites!! I find them so inspiring. Isn’t that wierd? How something with no color can be so striking?

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    Awesome work! Thanks again SM! Really appreciate such showcase for continual inspiration for all fellow artists and designers. Agree to brian’s post. Multi-disciplinarism with regards to being inspired is so critical.

    Just nice to be inspired for my next B&W film assignment! But my prof would not like these. They are too contrasty for him! :b

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  17. 19

    How is B/W “one of the cheapest types of photography” is that just becuase it´s cheaper to develop if you´re doing the developing yourself?

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    @Danny

    If you want to get into developing your own images, Black and White is by far the cheapest option and a great place to start.

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  20. 22

    Wonderfull!!!!!

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  21. 23

    I have always found black and white photos the most enthralling. Thank you so much for brightening up an otherwise dull afternoon :-)

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  22. 24

    beautiful.

    +1 for ‘last click’

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  23. 25

    The penultimate photo is only in there because the girl is totally gorgeous :P

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  24. 26

    What about Winston O’Link? He had some beautiful photos of trains as I recall.

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  25. 27

    Very inspiring! Makes me want to take some black and white photos today!

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  26. 28

    so cool…its an ART..

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  27. 29

    Great shots. I just finished an article about how to create your own stunning desktops and the idea was essentially to create beautiful B/W photography.

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  28. 30

    :) …. love the last one

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    Amazing! good…

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  30. 32

    simply greatness.

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