Shades of Grey: Showcase of B&W Photography

December 21st, 2011

Photography is such a vast field filled with so many amazing techniques and tricks for taking the world around us and stealing moments from it with often breathtaking results. One easy way for photographers to add emotion and impact to their captures is to strip them of color. B&W photography has such a knack for delivering such impactful pieces simply by taking them down to more basic levels and allowing the tone to be set in a much more subtle, yet evocative way.

Today we take a look at some truly inspiring images that use this raw energy that a B&W composition can instill. The artists’ work that we have turned our spotlight onto is devoid of colors, but in these stirring shades of grey you will find some powerful pieces speaking boldly to their viewers. We hope you enjoy.

The Gallery

Shanghai Jin Mao by angelreich

inn .. by Mastowka

A Distant Figure by TheTragicTruth-Of-Me

It’s time by TomWasilewski

winter by the lake by torobala

Mono Square Series VIII by insolitus85

Kangaroos Pose by Rems84

just a little boy by zznzz

Lonely Pine by flop404

In the Wild by kojotcement

P A C I F I C O by HuseyinKaRa

puppet by andreapun

Old, Older… by Invi51bleAlice

Chicago CXXI by RogueSamus

Mystique by ssoltan

Wheat by xbastex

Sweet Diamond by DragonofLust

XX by lukaspecterec

Last morning kojotcement

WHERE by whoskipbob

Seventh Street by OmegaMoth

466 by dienutza

orloj by miguelazevedo

unforeseen by fieldeee

Fog by Ethio

Spike by fistfullofneurons

It Will Rain by KsouthV2


Manzoni by gabyhenri

Straight Circles by Nonel

Fly by debagger

morming by rasto1893

Flower Power by Toolbazar

Perfect Reflection by voogac

Sway by bittersweetvenom

Spider Web by JesssssT

winxx by sth22art

Transitory Glory by Capturing-the-Light

Network I by torobala

After the Rain by that-moody-artist

Back to Black by FeliDae84


Angie Bowen is a freelance artist, designer and writer as well as a founding member and editor of the Arbenting Design Blog.

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4 years 10 months ago

Thanks for this beautiful collection of pictures :)

4 years 10 months ago

Beautiful and inspiring. Makes we want to pick up my camera!

Robin Bastien
4 years 10 months ago

Wow, Love the one with the dog and the light shining through. I wonder how much post-processing there was in these!

Samuel Collazo
4 years 10 months ago

Wonderful work of art my friend, congrats!!!!

Sean Christians
4 years 10 months ago

I really love “Perfect Reflection” but I do wonder what the colour version would’ve looked like…

4 years 10 months ago

Simply beautiful!

4 years 10 months ago

Nice work of art my friend, Thanks to Share….

4 years 9 months ago

Wow Awesome!
Just Beautiful!