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Black and White images that make you look twice | Inspiro India
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Black and White images that make you look twice | Inspiro India

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27 March 2016

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Black and White images that make you look twice | Inspiro India

Color tones are of utmost importance when we view an image, but a black and white image forces us to look beyond the subject. A black and white image somehow resonates with the minimal concept of minimizing the distraction and helping the viewer to look and appreciate the subject and the subject only. Black and White harmonize effectively with portraits…especially those portraits in which the photographer wants to draw all attention towards the intensity of emotions or wants the viewer to create a story in his or her mind for the subject. It also works well with minimal images, since the concept of both these types of images go hand in  hand- Drawing all the attention towards one main object/subject keeping all the other elements in a subdued or muted form. Monochrome images are also a win-win for conceptual or fine art images. Conceptual images should speak for themselves, all the attention should be on the concept that the photographer wanted to convey or the point he or she tried to make through the image-Black and white helps in creating dark and interesting conceptual images. What is fine art photography, if it doesn’t make you look twice at the image? You gotta go “ooh I like that” or “ Oh I hate this”…Fine art images creates some kind of reaction within the viewer, it makes you think , that is where monochrome tones come into play. It adds an element of darkness and tease that will make you view the image again and again.

 

01©Sally Mann
02©Toni Frissell
03©Harumi

 

04 ©Jake Ford

 

05 ©Mark Fearnley

 

06 ©Sandra Jolly

 

07 ©Sandra Jolly

 

08 ©Images 2 Marc

 

09 ©Mark Handy

 

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©Mike Reid

 

11 ©Jaime Sánchez Cuenca

 

12 ©Manish Mamtani

 

13 ©Domi

 

14 ©leica_monochrome

 

15 ©Kathryn Louise

 

16 ©Bikramjit Bose

 

17 ©Ta-ku

 

18 ©Abusan

 

19 ©Jason M. Peterson

 

20©Nick Rasmussen

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