Amazing Black and White Winning Images of The WildArt POTY Monochrome Competition

Here are the winners and highly commended photographs from WildArt POTY MONOCHROME Competition 2021. WildArt Photographer of the Year is a new wildlife photography competition with a difference. Designed by wildlife photographers, for wildlife photographers and judged solely by wildlife photographers, it features 10 themed category contests run over the first 10 months of 2021.

Monochrome Gold Award Winner: “Whale Shark and Tourists” by Csaba Tökölyi, Hungary

“The image shows fishermen feeding Whale Sharks near Oslob in the Philippines, while a group of snorkelling divers wonder at the spectacle. The spot is remarkably popular, attracting thousands of visitors, however, the situation is by no means ideal. Although the animals are no longer slaughtered as before, the attraction of continuous food supply changes their migratory path and in some cases the animals spend months rather than weeks here before continuing to their breeding grounds. Although touching the animals is strictly prohibited (threat of fine and imprisonment) it happens from time to time.” Continue reading »

This Unusual Cafe In Russia Will Make You Feel Like You Stepped Into A Cartoon


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If you happen to like interesting spaces, we are pretty sure Café Bw (which has two different cafes located both in Moscow and Sankt Petersburg, Russia) is the perfect place for you to visit. Continue reading »

Stunning Black and White Celebrity Photographs Taken by Dennis Hopper in the 1960s

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Dennis Hopper (1936–2010) is a cult figure. One would be hard-pressed to find anyone who better represents the emotionally charged era of the Sixties cultural revolution. He was gifted, self-assured, and radical – “the definitive Hollywood rebel,” a protagonist of the provocative, eccentric, and excessive. Hopper was an actor, director, and author –sometimes all at once, as in Easy Rider (1969), The Last Movie (1971), or Out of the Blue (1980). Continue reading »

Photographer Reveals the Beauty of Female Body in Minimalistic Monochrome Photographs

We know nothing of the Instagrammer @eme.amala, except that she paints and photographs. Between symbolism and minimalism, the mysterious artist publishes, on her digital gallery, monochrome images where objects, bodies and heavenly landscapes merge. An account that will please the dreamers. Continue reading »

“A Future Within”: The Superb Monochrome Art of Ruben Ireland

Ruben Ireland is a digital artist based in the UK. Ruben has been crafting his art. For a decade now and you must have seen or recognized his stylish black and white illustrations featuring characters mixed with different types of techniques. Ruben Ireland’s work is both inviting and foreboding. Continue reading »

The Immersive Black and White Photography of David Yarrow

David Yarrow is a British fine-art photographer, conservationist and author. He has travelled to isolated locations to capture images of wildlife, indigenous communities and landscapes. Known for his oversized, monochromatic images, David’s approach is as immersive as it can be. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of The Black and White Minimalist Photography Prize 2021

First Place Winner: Alone by Tim Nevell

As an approach in photography, minimalism or minimalistic photography could be taken by the photographer in all genres. No matter whether you’re a portrait, architecture or landscape photographer, minimalistic photos are always an option as long as you have a minimal look towards your surroundings. Continue reading »

Winners & Finalists of The LensCulture B&W Photography Awards 2020

Series Winners: 1st Place, How We Were By Billy Hickey

Here are the winners and finalists of LensCulture Black and White Photography Awards 2020. Photographers from more than 120 countries responded to the international call for entries, and after extended review and passionate discussion by the jury, these 39 photographers were selected as the best. Continue reading »

“The Passion Of Trees”: 16 Years Trees Photography Project by Ali Shokri

The Passion of Trees is a collection of photographs taken in Iran and Azerbaijan s stunning nature. However, this is a collection of nature photographs with a difference. Over the years, Ali has witnessed the beauty of the forests that he has loved since his childhood severely decline. Continue reading »

Amazing Black and White Photographs Capture Everyday Life in France During the Mid-20th Century

Photographer Janine Niepce (February 12, 1921 – August 5, 2007), one of the first photo-journalists in France, was a distant cousin of Nicéphore Niépce, the inventor of photography. She photographed with great talent ordinary people going about their daily lives, much like humanist photographers Robert Doisneau and Willy Ronis. Influenced by Henri Cartier-Bresson, who gave her very sound advice on photo-journalism, she joined the Rapho Agency in 1955. Continue reading »

These Black and White Architecture Photos by Alessio Forlano Show the Unseen Perfection of Buildings We Pass on the Daily

Alessio Forlano is the man behind these black and white architecture photos. What makes his work unique is the fact he photographs buildings that look normal for the naked eye. Continue reading »

People Use This Online Photo Enhancer To Restore Old Pictures And Share The Results

Earlier this year, MyHeritage, an online genealogy platform, introduced an interesting new tool called MyHeritage In Color™ that allowed users to colorize old family photos in just a few clicks of a button. However, back in June, the company improved the tool even more, allowing users to not only colorize old photos but also sharpen them, making blurry images appear clearer. Continue reading »

Stunning Black & White Photos Of Tokyo In The State Of Emergency During The Rising Of Coronavirus Cases


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As Japan considers lifting state-of-emergency conditions in many regions this week and the country inches towards a gradual return of economic activity, photographer Dai Kurokawa looks at life in the capital. Continue reading »

“Everyday Train Life:” Daily Life Of Japan In Black And White Photographs By Pak Han

Pak Han is an award-winning photographer, capturing the sublime and intrigue in the ordinary everyday life. He is most interested in photographing people, going about their daily rituals in urban surroundings. It is Han’s desire to tell stories through his photos and share his eye with the audience. Han had collaborated with numerous theatremakers and choreographers for over a decade, but he is now focusing most of his creative energy on street & documentary photography. Continue reading »

Beautiful Winning Black And White Photos From The 2019 Monochrome Photographer Of The Year Contest

Grand Prize: Monochrome Photographer of the Year – Professional. The Mundari cattle camp By Trevor Cole from the United Kingdom

While the norm has become to embrace all things technicolor, nothing beats the classics. From iconic films like It’s a Wonderful Life and To Kill a Mockingbird, to the original works of Disney and other famous cartoonists, black and white imagery was and has always been the original color, telling superlative stories far before digital editing and graphics made their way into the arts. To those who have forgotten the impact that black-and-white schemes can have on artwork, the Monochrome Photography Awards are here to remind us in a way that we’ll never forget! Continue reading »

Black And White Photo Goes Viral Because People Are Seeing It In Color Due To An Optical Illusion

What do you see? This bizarre and apparently effective optical illusion is sweeping the internet because it turns an ordinary black and white photo into a color one. I say apparently because somehow it doesn’t quite work for me, I only see annoying colored grids all over the photo! Continue reading »