Black and White Photography

Forum Romanum – Black and White Fine Art Series by Andrew Prokos

Forum Romanum is a reinterpretation of a series I photographed in Italy in the mid-2000’s. The series was originally presented as separate images of the Roman Forum and Palatine and Capitoline Hills. The current series was formulated in stages after experimenting with ideas on how to present the images in a more compelling way. I started by toning the images in a low contrast platinum tint. I used to achieve this sort of tone by researching toning formulas in old photographic manuals and hand mixing the formulas using dry chemicals. These days the toning is all done digitally. After the color palette had ... Read more

Beth Moon Spent 14 Years Capturing The World’s Most Aged Trees

Beth Moon is a talented 62-year-old photographer and artist currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Beth has spent the past 14 years travelling the world in a quest to document the world’s oldest trees. Her passion for capturing these ancient specimens on film has carried her to all corners of the earth, to some truly remote locations. Moon’s work has appeared in more than sixty solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Italy, England, France, Israel, Brazil, Dubai, Singapore, and Canada. Standing as the earth’s largest and oldest living monuments, I believe these symbolic trees will ... Read more

The Winners and Nominees of The Black and White Child Photo Contest 2016

The third annual B&W Child Photo Contest contest just released their winners for the 2016 competition, dedicated to the high quality, fine art child photography. The talented photographers beautifully depict what it’s like to be a kid today. Alicja Brodowicz Anna Ajtner Anna Kuncewicz Biran Zhao Carlos Lopes Franco Charo Diez Charo Diez Elena Balysheva Eva Habankova Fernanda Ortiz Guomiao Zhou India Lisa Visser Irina Sirotova Istvan Kerekes Jessica Lindgren Wu Karolina Wawrzyniak Katerina Annenkova Kelly Tyack Kelly Tyack Kelly Tyack Lina Meisen Lisa Visser lora Moore Kakaletris Magdalena Hutchins Michael Fell Olga Ageeva Olga Ageeva Oriano Nicolau Oriano Nicolau ... Read more

Impressive Black and White Portrait Photography by Jack Davison

Jack Davison is a talented 26-year-old self-taught photographer and artist from Essex who currently lives and works in London, UK. Jack focuses on portraiture, he shoots also beautiful street and documentary photography. Davison studied English Literature at Warwick University but spent most of that time mucking about with cameras. More info: instagram / website

Empty Phone Boxes in New York City by Michael Massaia

Michael Massaia is a talented fine art photographer and artist who was born in 1978 and currently lives and works in New Jersey. Michael uses a large assortment of cameras, tools, filters, and printing techniques to document the New York City he experiences. For his series “It’s In The Leaving”, Massaia has been lauded for his haunting black and white photographs that catch the last pay phones in New York City acting as a reminder of simpler times. More info: instagram / facebook / website

Saudade: Black and White Photos of Vintage Pinball Machines by Michael Massaia

Michael Massaia is a 38-year-old fine art photographer and printmaker based in New Jersey. Michael has spent the past 9 years documenting areas and objects that never extend to far from his front door. For his series “Saudade”, Massaia captured analog pinball machines with a modified 4×5 and 5×7 camera, back and white film, and creates gold-toned gelatin silver prints by hand. The project was my way of saying goodbye to the quickly shrinking analog world, while at the same time paying homage to the beauty of these last standing machines. Gottlieb’s – Centigrade 37 Gottlieb’s – Free Fall Gottlieb’s ... Read more

Expressionistic Black and White Architecture Photography by Neda Vent Fischer

Neda Vent Fischer is an professional photographer and image storyteller, who was born in Yugoslavia in 1974 and currently based between Paris and Belgrade. Neda inspired by surrealism, she uses several different techniques and melancholy as her engine to capture high contrast and abstract architecture photographs. More info: instagram / behance

Black and White Urban Scenes by Frederic Bourret

Frederic Bourret is a talented French photographer based in Paris. His art is about making the right picture at the right time capturing the very intense moment. Frederic has exposed all over the world so far. Bourret first trained in New York, where for five years he familiarizes himself with frames, reflects and symmetries. More info: facebook / 500px / website

Black and White Urban Scenes by Charles Brabin

Charles Brabin is a self-taught British photographer – a scientist by background – with a focus on urban and industrial environments, as well as landscapes and the natural world. Charles was born in 1986 in Liverpool, England. Drawn to patterns, contrasts and textures, in his current project, ‘Seeing the Unseen’, he seeks out the inherent beauty in our everyday surroundings which so often goes unnoticed. In my work I attempt to combine my own attraction to patterns, contrasts and textures with the unique view on the world which the camera offers: photographs can capture the dynamism of the environment which ... Read more

Black and White Portraits by Jean-Pierre Duvergé

[gallery link=”file” columns=”1″ size=”medium” ids=”99288,99289,99290,99291,99292,99293,99294,99295,99296″] Jean-Pierre Duvergé is a talented 68 years old photographer based in Cergy, France. Jean-Pierre hunts for expressive portraits on the city’s streets. He shared his photos with us through our Facebook page. Originally from Bordeaux, I am based in Cergy-Pontoise near Paris since 1981. I have seen the city grow along with my children. Everyone speaks of diversity, everyone says it’s wealth, and Cergy particularly where more than 130 nationalities live together. A picture is worth more than words, I decided to show it by photographing anonymous people who could be our neighbors, the retailer ... Read more

Africa’s Lost Animal Habitats by Nick Brandt

[gallery link=”file” columns=”1″ size=”medium” ids=”98584,98585,98586,98587,98588,98589,98590,98591,98592″] Nick Brandt is a talented self taught photographer and filmmaker, who was born in 1966 in London, UK and currently based in the southern Californian mountains. Nick studied Painting and Film at Saint Martin’s School of Art, London. Brandt shoots a lot of black and white wildlife and animals photography, he works exclusively in Africa. For his series “Inherit The Dust”, Nick returns to East Africa to photograph the escalating changes to the continent’s natural world. He erects life-size portraits of Africa’s vanishing animal population in the present-day bleak landscapes they used to roam. I’ve ... Read more

Black and White Street Photography by Bart Rozalski

[gallery link=”file” columns=”1″ size=”medium” ids=”98459,98460,98461,98462,98463,98464,98465,98466,98467″] Bart Rozalski is a talented photographer, art director and designer, who was born and raised in Poznan, Poland. Bart studied in Poznan for 4 years, then he received his Master Degree in Visual Communication Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland. Bart shoots a lot of travel, photojurnalism, documentary, street and portrait. He lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.

10 Best Photos From The B&W Child Photography 2015 Photo Contest

[gallery link=”file” columns=”1″ size=”medium” ids=”97829,97830,97831,97832,97833,97834,97835,97836,97837,97838″] Here are the award winning photos from Black and White Child Photography 2015 Photo Contest. The Black and White Child Photo Contest 2015, also known as B&W CHILD, is a competition dedicated to black and white photography on the theme of childhood. For this contest they received 5000 photographs from all over the globe.

Roof Runners Project by Michael Snyder

[gallery link=”file” columns=”1″ size=”large” ids=”95695,95696,95697,95698,95699,95700,95701,95702″] Michael Snyder is a talented photographer, artist and filmmaker currently based in Washington, D.C. Michael shoots a lot of documentary, portraiture, travel and social photography. He has worked across the world, from Japan, Scotland, Uganda, New Zealand, Hawai’i and Ecuador. His work has been featured in galleries, magazines, books, television and at film festivals. For his series “Roof Runners”, Snyder imagined himself hurdling passing buildings at high speed.

Black and White Photography by Hiroshi Sugimoto

[gallery link=”file” columns=”1″ size=”large” ids=”93710,93711,93712,93713,93714,93715,93716,93717,93718″] Hiroshi Sugimoto is an professional photographer who was born in 1948 in Tokyo, Japan. Hiroshi currently based between New York and Tokyo. He was graduated from Saint Paul’s University, Tokyo and Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles. Sugimoto has received a number of grants and fellowships, and his work is held in the collections of the Tate Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Metropolitan Museum of New York, among many others. Throughout the mid to late 1970s and upwards, Hiroshi Sugimoto packed up a folding 4×5 camera & tripod, surreptitiously entered ... Read more

Black and White Photography by Rory Hamovit

[gallery link=”file” columns=”1″ size=”large” ids=”93668,93669,93670,93671,93672,93673,93674,93675,93676″] Rory Hamovit is an professional photographer, who was born in 1991, grew up in Byfield, Massachusetts and currently based in San Francisco, California. Rory received his BA in Photography from Bard College.

Black and White Portraits by Andrea Modica

[gallery link=”file” columns=”1″ size=”large” ids=”93531,93532,93533,93534,93535,93536,93537,93538,93539″] Andrea Modica is a superb talented photographer, who was born in 1960 in Brooklyn, New York and currently based in Philadelphia and she is a Professor of Photography at Drexel University. Andrea received her BFA from State University of New York College at Purchase and an MFA from Yale University. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, LIFE, and Newsweek, among others. The winner of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Fulbright Grant, Professor Modica’s 1998 publication, Treadwell, is an acclaimed photographic collection of a fictitious rural upstate New York ... Read more

Black and White Lifestyle Photography by Scott Pommier

[gallery link=”file” columns=”1″ size=”large” ids=”93455,93456,93457,93458,93459,93460,93461,93462,93463″] Scott Pommier is a talented photographer and filmmaker who splits his time between Toronto and Los Angeles. Scott shoots a lot of automotive, skateboarders, lifestyle, portrait and fashion photography. He started shooting photos of his friends skateboarding. Scott photographed for skateboarding magazines for about ten years. He went on to become one of the top photographers in his field. Along the way he learned not only how to capture the action but how to tell a story from an insider’s perspective. These skills would later serve him well in the next iteration of his career ... Read more

Black and White Photography by Gjon Mili

[gallery link=”file” columns=”1″ size=”large” ids=”92871,92872,92873,92874,92875,92876,92877,92878″] Gjon Mili was an engineer and self-taught Albanian-American photographer, who was born in 1904. He arrived in America from Albania in 1923 and began working for LIFE. He was able to capture such images using stroboscopic photography, a technique that combines an electronic flash unit with prolonged exposure times to create studied models of movement and gesture, which Mili pioneered while studying electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Gjon is one of the photographers who shaped dance for camera as we know it today. Mili’s creation of photoflash photography work was just his ... Read more

Black and White Street Photography by Tadashi Onishi

[gallery link=”file” columns=”1″ size=”large” ids=”92556,92557,92558,92559,92560,92561,92562,92563,92564″] Tadashi Onishi is a talented photographer based in Tokyo, Japan, He shoots amazing cinematic and high contrast black and white urban and street photography mainly in Tokyo area.