Black and White
358 Photographs Black and White
Devoid of colour, a black-and-white portrait orientates the spectator towards a more artistic vision of photography that enhances the body and the grain of the model’s skin. While colour photography remains faithful to the reality of an instant, black and white gives the spectators the possibility of making their own interpretation. This is what encouraged several big names in photography to develop this practice, such as Laurent Baheux, a specialist in black-and-white photographs of animals, or Ruslan Lobanov and Lee Jeffries, famous for their black-and-white portraits. A photograph in black and white is timeless; its monochrome aspect brings out contrasts by working on subtle shading, thus showcasing the subject of the photograph. Today, black-and-white photography and particularly black-and-white portraiture has become an indispensable element of interior decoration, as its timeless finish blends in perfectly with all kinds of interiors, whether they are modern or traditional. Discover several major themes of contemporary photography among our selection of black-and-white photographs, including landscape and wildlife photography.