Black-and-white photos are especially fascinating. For some reason, they often seem deeper and more striking than the colour ones. Perhaps it’s because they don’t try to distract us with bright colours, but rather cut straight to the chase.
Bright Side found 20 photographs that prove just how expressive black-and-white photography can be. Try imagining them in full color — it simply won’t be the same.
© Remi Noel
’Margot Believes in Batman’ from a series of photos showing lonely Batman toy wandering through Texas.
© Keszi László
© Antonio Gutiérrez Pereira
© Dennis Rowe
Silhouette, France, 1950s (Amateur photography).
© Ferdinando Scianna
Maria-Grazia Cucinotta, Italian actress.
© Ferdinando Scianna & Marpessa
Dolce & Gabbana advertising campaign, 1987.
© Louis Blanc
From the ’Body Sculptures’ series.
Singer Joni Mitchell and British musician Graham Nash in the early days.
© Sanghyeok Bang
© Aliza Razell
© Mario Giacomelli
The Trio, 1958.
© Joe Baran
© Arianna Ruzza
© Eric Pickersgill
’Emptiness.’ From the ’Removed’ photo series, in which photographer Eric Pickersgill captures people after taking away their devices.
© Chema Madoz
© Marc Apers
© Paulo Mendonza
Through the mist.
© Noell Oszvald
© Mike Knudsen