“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” – Ansel Adams

Today’s post features a series of black&white photographs from various artists. We chose a wide range of perspectives on black&white photography to reveal how playful, interesting and flexible the classic black&white can be. So we gathered pictures from all times, the 50s to nowadays, picked out different styles, composition, contrast and got together photographs that tell different stories, each transmitting its particular emotion.

Enjoy this varied monochrome selection of photographs and explore to discover the potential of black&white photography. You can find out more about the artists featured by clicking the artist’s name or photography.

 

Walk at low tide by Ludwig Windstosser, 1957

Walk at low tide by Ludwig Windstosser, 1957

 

Da Mi lake - Bao Loc, Lam Dong by Hoang Long Ly

Da Mi lake by Ly Hoang Long, 2007

 

Basked in light, Martin Ollman

Drenched in light by Martin Ollman, 2012

 

The Leader by Thomas Hawk

The Leader by Thomas Hawk, 2009

 

Baum by Dennis Okon, 2012

Baum by Denis Okon, 2012

 

Susannah York, Rabat Morocco, 1967 by Patrick Lichfield (1939-2005)

Susannah York, Rabat Morocco by Patrick Lichfield, 1967

 

19 Apr by Lara Lopez Lorda

19 Apr by Lara Lopez Lorda, 2013

 

San Sebastian, July 2007

San Sebastian by e301, 2007

 

by Noura Abdulraheem

Leap of awsome by Noura Abdulraheem, 2011

 

Poppies 1 by Suellen Cook

Poppies 1 by Suellen Cook

 

by Xianyi Shen, 2011

Equal by Xianyi Shen, 2011

 

Overheats, by Thomas Hawk, 2011

Overheats by Thomas Hawk, 2011

 

The forest for the trees by David Scarbrough

The forest for the trees by David Scarbrough, 2010

 

Portugal by Édouard Boubat, 1956

Portugal by Édouard Boubat, 1956

 

Highway 49 from Jackson to Yazoo City

Highway 49 from Jackson to Yazoo City by Danny Lyon, 1964

 

Lanzarote, 1975, By Jeanloup Sieff

Lanzarote by Jeanloup Sieff, 1975

 

Mikko Lagerstedt

Dreamy days by Mikko Lagerstedt, 2009

 

Moon Rise Everglades, Florida by Clyde Butcher, 1986

Moon Rise, Everglades-Florida by Clyde Butcher, 1986

 

Hurry By by Andy Astbury

‘Hurry by’ by Andy Astbury, 2012

 

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