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Stylish Black and White Photos

Stylish Black and White Photos

After a while I decided to check out Flickr for some photography inspiration. The first thing I noticed is how cool Flickr looks, very focused on the images, quite different than the web 2.0 days where the community and user interaction was the most important thing. Anyway for this post I want to share some quite stylish black and white photos, with that noir feel. I am using the embed code for photos that Flickr uses so let's see how that looks. For more information about the photos make sure to click on them and visit the photographers profiles.

Hong Kong 1950s in Black and White by Fan Ho

Hong Kong 1950s in Black and White by Fan Ho

Fan Ho is an award-winning Photographer who has been practising his art since the 1950s. Intrigued by life around him, Fan always loved to wait for the composition to take place when capturing a picture. Armed with his Rolleiflex, one frame at the time. The result takes you back in time in Hong Kong from its pure simplicity with Black and White. All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho Links: Fan Ho Photography: http://www.fanhophotography.com Store: http://modernbook.com/store/fanho.html

Moody Photography by Chris Soukup

Moody Photography by Chris Soukup

I was really pleased when I ran into the work of American photographer Chris Soukup. He's got a really moody eye for photography, which I find extremely elegant. His use of filters is just amazing! Here you can see some of his black and white pieces, as well as his cinematics. The cinematic ones are just gorgeous! If you want to see more of his work, please visit hist portfolio at Flickr. He'll definitely enjoy your visit. I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;)

Street Musicians in Black and White

Street Musicians in Black and White

I have been more interested with photography since I got a new camera. It's always exciting to capture moments, walk on the streets and find great subjects. I am also always look for inspiration from other photographers, today I would love to share some images from great photographers across the globe featuring street musicians. We walk on the streets and we pass by them and sometimes we don't give much importance, but they if we think, they are making our streets at least more humane and happy. This post is an homage to street musicians, with a selection of black an white photos. I hope you enjoy it and if you have a photo to share, send it to us or post in the comments. Street musician by joshua.keil NY - Street Musician by Antonio Rowe Photographer Paris street musicians by srvmusti Photo by Street musician, NY street by b i s w a j i t Street Musician II by pablo.raw Street Musicians by JodieAlicia Street Musician by papalars State Street Musician by helikesto-rec Street musician by soahaphoto street musician by William Kenton Alexander Street Musician by gdackys Street Musicians by laura_bostonthek

Noir Photography Inspiration

Noir Photography Inspiration

Today I want to share with you a selection of really cool photography inspired by the Film Noir style. This style brings me back so much memories from my childhood watching movies like, Blade Runner, Dick Tracy, even the 1989 Batman by Tim Burton. Later on Sin City reproduced the style with perfection. Well, in theory to achieve the style we just need some black and white photos with high contrast of light and shadows, but predominance of dark. It sorts of reminds me the Baroque style in painting, especially the work of Caravaggio. So in this post I selected some images to illustrate this style and hopefully inspire you. is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations. Hollywood's classical film noir period is generally regarded as extending from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. Film noir of this era is associated with a low-key black-and-white visual style that has roots in German Expressionist cinematography. Many of the prototypical stories and much of the attitude of classic noir derive from the hardboiled school of crime fiction that emerged in the United States during the Great Depression. Noir 2 by Bart van Meele Noir Window by Sarah Le Feber Noir Detective by Snow Blind Noir Still Life Film Noir by :James P: Film noir homage, Raymond Chandler, Robert Mitchum, "Farewell, My Lovely," 1975, adult bookstore, Las Vegas, Nevada by David Lee Guss Film noir homage, "The Unsuspected," 1947, Olympic Hotel, Long Beach, California by David Lee Guss Film Noir - Rob Galland by Will Stotler À La Film Noir by Daniel Fone New York Noir by Bobby Plasencia Film Noir - Picture 4 of 5 by mandragor.de Film Noir 1 by leonie-- My Students' Work: Film Noir by Mik Milman

The Punk Movement’s Influence on Photography and Fashion

The Punk Movement’s Influence on Photography and Fashion

In honor of this year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture” Gala taking place tonight in New York City we felt appropriate to pay homage to punk inspired fashion including a few iconic photos taken by famous punk scene photographers Edward Colver and Roberta Bayley. The classic punk rock look among male American musicians harkens back to the T-shirt, motorcycle jacket, and jeans get up favored by American rebels of the 1950s and by British rockers of the 1960s. The cover of the Ramones' 1976 debut album, featuring a shot of the band by Bayley, spotlighted the basic elements of a style that was soon adopted by rock musicians worldwide. This trend within music culture soon would have a grand influence on fashion as well. Such designers as Vivienne Westwood, Rodarte, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Gianni Versace and this year’s host Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy have been well known to draw inspiration for their seasonal collections from the punk movement. - Wikipedia Punk rock is a rock music genre that developed between 1974 and 1976 in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Rooted in garage rock and other forms of what is now known as protopunk music, punk rock bands eschewed perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. Punk bands created fast, hard-edged music, typically with short songs, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk embraces a DIY ethic; many bands self-produced recordings and distributed them through informal channels. The term "punk" was first used in relation to rock music by some American critics in the early 1970s, to describe garage bands and their devotees. By late 1976, bands such as the Ramones in New York City and the Sex Pistols and The Clash in London were recognized as the vanguard of a new musical movement. The following year saw punk rock spreading around the world, and it became a major cultural phenomenon in the United Kingdom. For the most part, punk took root in local scenes that tended to reject association with the mainstream. An associated punk subculture emerged, expressing youthful rebellion and characterized by distinctive styles of clothing and adornment and a variety of anti-authoritarian ideologies. - Wikipedia For more information visit http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/press-room/exhibitions/2012/p…

Black and White Photos of India

Black and White Photos of India

When you think of a colorful country, which one comes through your mind? Maybe Brazil, but most certainly India is the country anyone would classify as the place of a thousand colors. But it doesn't mean that seeing India in black and white will make it less amazing. Captured by a few great photographers, these amazing photos show us India in a way we're not very used to. It shows us that India is much more than just colors and a happy people, but also a introspective place, with people battling their way through poverty and just surviving. It's definitely a place worth visiting, for everyone to see that there's more out there, away from our comfy couches and home theaters. For more of these, please, visit each photographer simply by clicking each picture. They'll really enjoy your appreciation. Cheers! ;) Vipin Singh Yossi Joz Michaeli Kr!shna ~ Ang!ra Charlie Joe Mahesh Balasubramanian Nina Papiorek Broto Chakrabarti Greg Gibb Mahesh Balasubramanian Laurence Penne Thomas Morter-Laing Nina Matzat Thomas Morter-Laing Cindy Clarissa Hannes Albert Paul L

Rainy Day Black & White Photography

I really like moody photographs. It's great to see photographers capturing amazing images like these featured here. Rainy days are pretty special... it's fuel for growth in every way. In nature, rain only brings growth, rebirth and that feel that things will be kept in their natural order. Sometimes, it may cause even destruction, but most of the time, rain simply gives us amazing days to get cozy. I want you to feel this with this post. Not the depression rain might bring to some, but coziness a time to think about life. It's great. And of course that these were taken by some really talented artists/photographers. For more of their art, please, visit each portfolio by clicking the images. I hope you show them some love. Enjoy! Cheers. ;) Shawn Felipe Acevedo Orozco Drew Bryden Steve Lundeen Francesco Baldiotti Piero Damiani nick dewolf Nathaniel Smith Paolo Carmignani Sharon Pilkey Jason van der Valk

Photography Inspiration: Father's Day in BW

As we honor and celebrate all the fathers out there on this very special day I wanted to write a little post showcasing sweet moments captured between fathers and their offspring. 500px is an amazing community I visit daily to scour inspiring imagery shot by talented professionals and enthusiasts alike from around the world. Thanks to 500px, I’ve curated a gallery of beautiful black and white shots to pay tribute to all the amazing father’s out there who have helped to influence and shape our lives. Happy Father’s Day 2012. Have a special picture you'd like to share capturing a moment between you and your own father? Simply post a link in the comments. Father daughter by Kevin Light Father and Son by Andrew Maidanik Portraits by chinh n Unwillingly by Ronen Berka worn out by Evan Felts Father and daughter by Enrico Burani Father & son by BertJan Niezing ...cotton candy! by Paul Rodrigues BURST OF TEARS by Paul Quiambao Fathers Love by Juan Carlos Pontaza the so called FATHERS DAY by Carandol Eruaphadion A Dads Love by Jen Burnett Forbidden entry to husband and children! by Miguel Silva father by Kseniya ´Xura´ Ragozina When Beer, Dad, and Kid Bond by Blindman shooting Father and daughter by Pedro Santiago kiss by Lauren Rautenbach Blue Jewels by Soha Menassa Father & Son by Michael Petrou Father & Daughter by Jay Grande " à la même hauteur " " at the same height " by Rudy Charles You'll Never Walk Alone by Marco Pistolesi father to son by Frank & Jules Oberle My Dad smoking a stogie

Light Beams Photography in Black and White

One of most beautiful and peaceful moments in life is when you see that thin beam of light entering the room, going through the darkness and making things clearer, right? Not only in rooms, but anywhere, light beams give us that feeling of warmth and cheerfulness, like in these amazing images, taken by some great photographers. I really recommend you to check each portfolio by clicking the images. They'll appreciate your visit! I hope you enjoy these, and don't forget: if you got your own photographs on this subject, show us in the comments. Cheers! ;) Victoria Lin treekins John Mct Kroess Photo mcazadi Matt Loiacono Timothy Nguyen Chris Vance Peter Funnell Gareth Hart tints n tones mermer0209 William Dady greenoga mystical child djhinrich Stephen Dowling Nate Ortiz Paul Humphreys Mica Grohn Eric Holubow

Black-and-White Celebrity Photography by Marc Hom

Someone that is hired by celebrities to take pictures of them gotta be a happy professional. We all know that the photographer career is really hard and there are tons of great professionals out there, but you know that you have succeeded when the stars call you. That's the case of Marc Hom, a great photographer that takes some super nice pictures of stars like Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez and others. Here I've selected some of his black and white pictures which are stunning. For more of this work you may visit his portfolio at Trish South. I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;)

Beautiful Photos of New York City by James Maher

James Maher is a professional photographer and the operator of the Maher Fine Art Photography Gallery, his work is primarily focused on New York photography, but also of various travel spots around the world, and we have to agree that he has some classic photos of New York City. For more information about James, visit the Maher Fine Art Photography Gallery at http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/ Some Photos Couple in Snowstorm, Central Park, New York City, 2003 This photo was taken during the huge blizzard that hit the city in 2003. The snowstorm created such bad conditions that for much of the day I was completely lost in the park. At some point I found this bridge to seek refuge under. It didn't take long before this couple came along with the same idea. Manhattan on Fire, Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, 2010 The sky was white and unassuming until the sun began to set. Then the colors lit up the sky as if the entire city was on fire. Couple in Sheep Meadow during Snowstorm, Central Park, New York City, 2010 I caught this photo just as the man was about to tackle the woman in the middle of Sheep Meadow in Central Park. East River,New York City, 2003 This photo was taken on the edge of the East River at a cold 5:30 AM with only a handful of dedicated joggers out. In reality, it was much darker out than the exposure suggests. Poets' Walk at Dusk, Central Park, New York City, 2006 This is a 30 second exposure looking down the south end of the Mall in Central Park, also known as Poets' Walk.The lights of the office buildings of Central Park South peer through the bare branches of the trees here to give this photo the feeling of an urban wilderness. At the time, I felt like I was covered in a dome of trees, yet also right in the middle of midtown Manhattan. Poets' Walk in Fall, Central Park, New York City, 2010 Gapstow Bridge, Central Park, New York City, 2010 Bethesda Terrace at Night During Snowstorm, Central Park, New York City, 2010 7 Train, Queens, New York City, 2010 Buildings and Sun, New York City, 2007 This is a photograph of office buildings on 17 State Street in the financial district of the city.I thought of what a city on Mars would look like when I saw the roundness of the central building and so I decided to give it this tint to create an 'otherworldly' feel.

Beautiful Black and White Photography

I really love colorful photography and all its shades... but in terms of awesomeness, black and white pictures are years ahead. I find amazing how a picture gets this really beautiful feel once it goes through all the processes required. These are some fantastic black and white pictures, and I guessed it was a good time for a cool selection of BW pictures. These are some very talented photographers. I totally recommend you all to visit their photostreams for more of these great pictures. Also, I hope you all enjoy my selection! Cheers. ;) Got an awesome black and white picture? Show us!

32 Years In the Life of Alison by Jeff Radcliffe

I should have posted this a long time ago, but at the time i saw it it did not impress me that much. Jack Radcliffe photographed his daugther Alison from her birth in 1975 until 2007. This exhibition contains 32 years of very emotional black and white pictures of the process of a girl growing. This collection reminded me of the Noah Video where he takes a photo of himself every day for 6 years and put it into a video. Please visit Jack Radcliffe's wonderful website: http://www.jackradcliffe.org/ for more pictures. When my daughter Alison was born, in the tradition of a new parent, I began to photograph her, initially in a separate and private body of work. However, in the process of documenting Alison's growth, I developed a passionate interest in human relationships and capturing intimate moments in the lives of family and friends. My photographs of Alison, because of the nature of our relationship, are very much a father-daughter collaboration-Alison permitting me access to private moments of our life, which might, under different circumstances, be off-limits to a parent. The camera, early in her life, became part of our relationship, necessitating in me an acceptance, a quietness. We've never had long photographic sessions, but rather moments alone or with friends. The significance of these pictures emerges in retrospect. I realize as I look at them, that I created a visual life story of Alison, capturing moments in her metamorphosis from infant to woman-her relationships with friends, her rebellion, and underlying it all, her relationship with me, a constant throughout her life. I wanted to photograph her in all her extremes, and to be part of these times in her life without judging or censoring. Only in this way would I have a true portrait of Alison.

Really Cool Black and White Photography

Sometimes, colors are totally unnecessary. Even more, sometimes, colors might blow everything up. In photography, we got great examples of that. Here's a cool selection of black and white pictures that are totally interesting. I hope you enjoy these, and if you got more examples of this, please drop it in the comments sections! We'd love to see it. Cheers! ;)

Intriguing Black & White Photography

Intriguing Black & White Photography

Following the Black Week spirit I’ve put together some amazing black & white photographs here to instigate your taste for ‘black’. Personally I love black and white photos because they seem to capture the real scene of a picture without coloring it. Since they are not colored they give us the opportunity to concentrate at the image, the lighting, the context and the perspective of the scene. Some references I’ve used to this post: www.nyclondon.com www.paulpolitis.com http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/digital_black_white.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toni_Frissell http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Frank “Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.” Robert Frank Enjoy...