Posts Tagged ‘ Black and White ’

Elizaveta Porodina And The Surreal Studies.

Although we’ve covered work from Elizaveta Porodina before, this German artists’ work has never been better or more stunning.  With ballet seeming influences, the elegant poses, and illustrious style of work, this collection is nothing to be missed.  Check the method below.

‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ Trailer


We can now call it official as the first ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ trailer has been released. The latest installment in the franchise is directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, taking us on the same wild black and white ride that made the first one famous. The movie is packed with a ton of big names that includes the likes of Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, and a whole lot more. Thew new ‘Sin City’ film has been given a release date of August 22nd, 2014.

New York City Throught The Eyes Of A Cab Driver.

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Matt Weber is a New York-based photographer who found his passion for this art form while working as a taxi driver. He started taking photos of everyday reality in the city while at work and continued capturing the little but truthful moments of New York for the past 3 decades.  His black and white photos of New York are released as a project, called “Urban Prisoner”, which was also published as a book.

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Yana Terekhova

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Yana Terekhova likes to work with black and white colors and manage to get the perfect angle to highlight the subject of the picture. She shoots in fact beautiful portraits and nature photographs.

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Iggy Azalea – Slo

Iggy Azalea slowed it down back with her song Slo. With the video shot in black and white it  creates a nice contrast for the lights and shadows created by them.

James Blake feat. Chance The Rapper – Life Round Here


Directed by award-winning director Nabil (Arctic Monkeys, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Foals), the video for James Blake and Chance The Rapper’s track “Life Round Here” has been shot entirely in black-and-white and features the pair cruising around the countryside in a lowrider. “I love juxtapositions,” says Nabil, “so I thought I’d bring an old school lowrider to the countryside in England, and bring the two together in a way that makes people question things.”

Arcade Fire – Reflektor


Canadian band Arcade Fire have released a black-and-white Anton Corbijn-directed video for their track “Reflektor”. The visuals feature the band wearing oversized paper-mache heads while playing the track live in the back on a truck driven Win Butler and Régine Chassagne of the group. An interactive video produced by Vincent Morisset has also been released alongside these visuals to explore “the themes in Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’ through two devices simultaneously: the computed and the smartphone/tablet.” The film was shot in Haiti, where the band’s singer Régine Chassagne was raised, the story follows a young woman who travels between her world an our own.

Blending Iconic Faces From The Past And Present

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Then and Now is a powerful collection of mash-ups by photographer and graphic designer Marc Ghali. In the series, the Canada-based photographer creatively blends old black and white photographs with sections of colorful, modern images. He perfectly arranges the new and old fragments so that, upon quick glance, viewers might believe they are looking at just one subject. However, each compilation features two faces representing the past and the present.


The subjects are often related in regards to professions, ranging from singers and actors to historical leaders. Some of the mash-ups include Rihanna and Diana Ross, Brad Pitt and James Dean, and two British princesses, Kate and Diana. It appears that Ghali really has an eye for matching faces as the many similarities are quite striking. The artist says, “I wanted to do something fun creatively. I was inspired by a series [by George Chamoun] called Iconatomy, and wanted to draw on parallels between influential figures pasts and present in an interpretative way.” It’s certainly fascinating to see how the world really hasn’t changed much across so many decades of time.

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Ricky Thomason

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Ricky Thomason is a young photographer living in Paris. And it’s in the city of fashion that Ricky got a lot more into fashion photography. Whether it’s men or women, his shots are quite stunning. His black and white portraits passes an emotion that is rarely found in fashion portfolios.

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Check out these beautiful photos that were taken as a long exposure study of a place known as waterland, Lake Tourlida, Mesologgi in Greece.

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Csetvei Winery Hrsz. 737 Wine Label Design

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Take a look at the creative packaging design by Kira Koroknai, Budapest. As a starting point, Kira’s goal was to create a minimalistic and eye-catching design which fits to the extant identity of Csetvei Winery. With the black and white pattern, she wanted to reflect on the wine’s characteristic and full-bodied taste. The other aspect of the designing was to create the unity of the label and the bottle. Kira wanted the bottle design to be a part of the treat of drinking wine, that’s why she chose the full bottle design instead of a classic label form. This way, the bottle also becomes a part of enjoying the wine. It creates a personal experience as the drinker holds and turn the bottle around while having a chat.

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Guy Aroch

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Whether it’s in black and white, or full colors, in a sober or flashy spirit, in awesome outfits or completely nude, Guy Aroch knows how to reveal the best out of his models when it comes to fashion & lifestyle photography.

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Daft Punk Stars in Saint Laurent Ads

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French designer and creative director of luxury label Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane has designed stage gear for the return of the epic electronic musical duo Daft Punk. Set to hit stores at the end of May, Daft Punk’s upcoming album “Random Access Memories” is one of this year’s most eagerly anticipated releases. In the black and white visuals, shot in Los Angeles, the band (made up of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter) are dressed in stage wear by Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent, including a black glitter jacket, ‘le smoking’. The designer’s Rock Diary project has also seen Slimane create a visual record of his relationships with his favorite musicians and bands.

Silvia Grav

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Whether it’s in black and white, or with a little bit of colors, Silvia Grav’s pictures have a glimpse of darkness. A mix between a cold winter afternoon & a depression storm. Here’s a selection of her portraits and other captured instants.

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Weird Beauty

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Alexander Khokhlov is a Russian photographer who loves to use the human face as his canvas for creating graphic, black and white face painting with makeup. From the WiFi icon to the pop icon, Mickey Mouse, or a QRcode across his model’s faces, Khokhlov’s project is quite interesting. Rather than relying on canvas, paper, or any other synthetic material, Khokhlov relies on the beauty and lines of the feminine face to form this project.

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Blood of Grapes Wine Bottle


This creative bottle design was created by Belarusian designer, Constantin Bolimond. His idea is based around the concept of wine as the blood of grapes. The striking form is themed off a human heart to reference the fruit’s origin – France. The product is realized in black and white finishes, featuring a simple inverse typeface to communicate the wine’s label. The design brings a new meaning to the devil’s nectar.

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Josh Adamski

Josh Adamski is an English photographer born in 1948. His beautiful pictures of landscape, seas & sunsets, have a certain surreal aura thanks to the artist retouches. This time it is a series of urban buildings in cons-diving and black and white, Urban minimalism.  Check out his work.

15 Of The Best Black And White Photos.

We all know a picture is worth a thousand words.  A photograph however is also worth the time, effort, conceptual vision, and execution that the photographer put into it.  Black and white photography seems to have a special grit to it that not too many other styles can capture, which makes them a bit more gripping when on display.  I know I’ve covered several different sets of stunning black and white photographs before, but the selection I stumbled on recently left me needing to put them up.  So check the method.

Frances Bean Cobain Models For Hedi Slimane.

It’s hard not to talk about her very public beef with mom Courtney Love, or what it’s like to grow up as the heir and legacy of one of rock and roll’s most tortured souls, her father Kurt Cobain. But Frances Bean Cobain (named as such, as rock legend goes, after Seattle’s Frances Farmer and the fact that she looked like a bean as a baby) has done remarkably well avoiding publicity. Which, despite the air of tragedy and complexity around her, is kind of a shame, because as Hedi Slimane’s recent photo shoot depicts, she’s a magnetic and alluring young lady.

Slimane who is, famous for his stint at Dior Homme, sat down with Frances for a group of stark, revealing black and white photos that are simultaneously eerie because Frances looks like a woman (instead of the baby oft-photographed with her grunge-icon parents) and because Frances looks like the precise blend of mom and dad. But also, she looks beautiful, wearing little makeup and a lot of jewelry, staring down the camera like she was born for it and like she grew up in front of it (she didn’t). Romantic, introspective, and intense, its a dope collection.

Federico Erra’s B&W Photography.

I really love portraits. I think they are beautiful, inspiring and sometimes intriguing. And what I like most about them is that some photographers have the ability to turn them into really deep pieces, in something that communicates without saying a word, in something that we look and find a connection between the person in the photo, the scene, the atmosphere, everything. Browsing around Flickr I found Federico Erra’s gallery and simply loved it. He has some really impressive photos to show. I specially loved the monochromatic ones, so I had to put them up.