What is it about Black and White photography that’s so inspiring? These photos have the power to really draw us in and tell a story. Taking away colors, you might think, makes an image boring. But it’s quite the opposite. You’re taking away all distractions and putting the focus on the subject itself. Suddenly you discover tiny details you wouldn’t normally put any attention to.
This is why Black and White photos are intense. They go deeper. But they also leave room for imagination. Telling a story without telling it all. Black and White can be subtle or strong depending on how you use shadow and light.
“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and White, you photograph their souls!”
― Ted Grant
Black and White Photography | Instagram accounts to follow
Do Black & White images inspire you? Check out these Instagram accounts!
@elizabeth_blair_stephenson | artistic, dark art photography
@_mikey_dee | urban Black and White Photography
@sahlifarahphotography | portraits in Black and White