black and white Archive

The Rider on the Pale Horse – Photography by Patrick Gries

Pin It “Evolution” is an extraordinary series of photographs by Patrick Gries. It was created in collaboration with the National Museum of Natural History. It’s a collection of over three hundred black and white photos of fully articulated skeletons. The stark images are made more striking by their life-like poses. The animals are posed as […]

In the Right Place – Street Art by Charles Leval

Pin It Charles Leval is a French street artist whose art is starting to crop up in some of the most unexpected places. Levalet, as he is known in the artistic circles, likes to use props in some of his work. The props are usually the only spots of color to be found in his […]

Awesome Hand Drawn Designs by Si Scott

Pin It Si Scott is a talented artist who creates unique, hand-drawn designs. A lot of his work is in minimalistic black and white which only serves to heighten the flowing lines and calculated precision of his work. His studio, Si Scott Studio, has a solid reputaion for creating one-of-a-kind concepts and imagery. Because of […]

A Buffet of Bathers – Wacky Illustrations by Denis Zilber

Pin It With both of his parents professional artists, it’s no wonder Denis Zilber turned out to be one too. He was born in the former Soviet Union and moved to Israel when he was fifteen years old. One of the more amazing thing about Denis (apart from the fact that he makes great digital […]

Catchy Optical Illusions by Chema Madoz

Pin It Spanish photographer Chema Madoz loves blending two unrelated objects that share at least one similar feature. The result is a visually stimulating image that would make anyone look twice. He often uses black and white imagery or sepia tones in his photographs which further heightens the contrast between the two objects. Madoz took […]

Begging – Adorable Animal Photos by Alex Greenshpun

Pin It Alex Greenshpun is an extremely talented photographer well worth watching out for. Her gallery in deviantART is chock full of her outstanding photographs. She does macrophotography, black and white, and animal photography. She even has a few portraits thrown in for good measure. Now, beagles and golden retrievers are adorable from just about […]

Stark Contrast – Black and White Prints by Sidney Kaplan

Pin It When he was ten years old, Sidney Kaplan was hypnotized while watching a black-and-white print develop in a darkroom. Thus began his lifelong passion for photography. He studied photography at New York’s School of Industrial Arts. After working for a well-known custom lab in New York, he opened his very own darkroom in […]

Dramatic Scratchboard Illustrations by Nicolas Delort

Pin It Nicolas Delort strives to tell stories both big and small through his intricate and evocative, black and white illustrations. He started doodling as a hobby during high school, but the hobby turned into a full-blown passion when he reached college. He built up a portfolio, got into some art classes, and never looked […]

Ravaged Mountains – Artwork by Yang Yongliang

Pin It Yang Yongliang was born in 1980 in Shanghai, China. He is well-known for his black and white photographic collages depicting the devastating effects of uninhibited industrialization and urbanization. At first glance, his work looks like a peaceful traditional Chinese painting, a closer look would reveal mountains chock-full of factories, buildings, and machinery. Three […]

Anatomy and Photography – Photographs by Shay Armstrong

Pin It Shay Armstrong describes herself as “an artist working in the photographic arts and the world of body paint and body art”. She used to call herself a “bodypainting photographer” but found out that the label didn’t really cover the multi-faceted  media she works with. Her signature style are nude, body-painted figures photographed in the […]

Compelling Black and White Shots by Tom Hoops

Pin It Tom Hoops is a self-taught British photographer who has been shooting professionally since 2008. He has worked with prestigious names such as Vogue Italia talents, Readers Digest, Vaseline, DT menswear, and many more. Tom’s photos are akin to psychological thrillers. Deep, dark, and compelling, he has an almost instinctive talent in using black […]

Fingerprint Paintings by Chuck Close

Pin It   Charles Thomas “Chuck” Close is an American photographer and painter who achieved worldwide fame as a photorealist. Though severely paralyzed since 1988, he has continued to produce art. Each piece is highly sought after by collectors and museums all over the world. His latest work involves large-scale portraits made with his own […]

A Graceful Pause by Anton Surkov

Pin It Movement, grace, sensuality – words that come to mind when looking at Anton Surkov’s yet untitled series featuring dancers perfectly captured while in motion. The liberal use of chalk dust accentuates the outline of the dancers. Well-toned bodies are shown to their best advantage with the contrasting use of light and dark. Judging […]

Extraordinary Works of Art with Charcoal on Paper by Robert Longo

Pin It Robert Longo is a New York based painter, sculptor, and musician. Needless to say, he’s no mediocre artist with middling talent who uses controversial subjects as a claim to fame. It doesn’t take an art critic to see that his work is extraordinary, both in detail and in execution. Most of his recent […]

Iconic Pictures in Full Color by Sanna Dullaway

Pin It It may be difficult for today’s generation to imagine a world where all the photographs are in black and white, but until recently, this was so. Freelance artist Sanna Dullaway went out of her way to fix that. She took iconic photos in black and white and with the help of digital technology, […]

Emotive Black And White by Alfred Pleyer

Pin It Black and white — If this theme is used in a photo, the focus with be on the emotive power of the subject itself and not on how well-contrasted and eye-catching the colors are. Alfred Pleyer uses such method to emphasize on the beauty of his subjects, in their smiles and the sentiment […]