Tag Archives: black and white

A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow

A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow Poland black and white birds

Polish photographer Marcin Ryczek snapped this once-in-a-lifetime photograph of a man feeding swans and ducks from a snowy river bank in Krakow. The trifecta juxtaposition between black/white, water/snow, and person/animals is simply astounding. You can download a desktop sized version of the photo here, and check out more of Ryczek’s photos in his portfolio. (via stellar)

An Architect Gone Mad: Mysterious Buildings Assembled from Found Photographs by Jim Kazanjian

An Architect Gone Mad: Mysterious Buildings Assembled from Found Photographs by Jim Kazanjian digital collage black and white architecture

An Architect Gone Mad: Mysterious Buildings Assembled from Found Photographs by Jim Kazanjian digital collage black and white architecture

An Architect Gone Mad: Mysterious Buildings Assembled from Found Photographs by Jim Kazanjian digital collage black and white architecture

An Architect Gone Mad: Mysterious Buildings Assembled from Found Photographs by Jim Kazanjian digital collage black and white architecture

An Architect Gone Mad: Mysterious Buildings Assembled from Found Photographs by Jim Kazanjian digital collage black and white architecture

An Architect Gone Mad: Mysterious Buildings Assembled from Found Photographs by Jim Kazanjian digital collage black and white architecture

An Architect Gone Mad: Mysterious Buildings Assembled from Found Photographs by Jim Kazanjian digital collage black and white architecture

Without the use of a camera Portland-based artist Jim Kazanjian sifts through a library of some 25,000 images from which he carefully selects the perfect elements to digitally assemble mysterious buildings born from the mind of an architect gone mad. While the architectural and organic pieces seem wildly random and out of place, Kazanjian brings just enough cohesion to each structure to suggest a fictional purpose or story that begs to be told. You can see much more of his work over on Facebook, and prints are available at 23 Sandy Gallery.

Dreamlike Photographs of Indonesia by Hengki Koentjoro

Dreamlike Photographs of Indonesia by Hengki Koentjoro landscapes Indonesia black and white

Dreamlike Photographs of Indonesia by Hengki Koentjoro landscapes Indonesia black and white

Dreamlike Photographs of Indonesia by Hengki Koentjoro landscapes Indonesia black and white

Dreamlike Photographs of Indonesia by Hengki Koentjoro landscapes Indonesia black and white

Dreamlike Photographs of Indonesia by Hengki Koentjoro landscapes Indonesia black and white

Dreamlike Photographs of Indonesia by Hengki Koentjoro landscapes Indonesia black and white

Dreamlike Photographs of Indonesia by Hengki Koentjoro landscapes Indonesia black and white

Photographer Hengki Koentjoro (previously) was born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia in 1963 and later graduated the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California where he studied video production and minored in fine art photography. He now lives and works in Jakarta where he takes these breathless, surreal photographs of the Southeast Asian landscape in locations like Java and Banten. Via his artist statement:

Photography is not just a way of expressing his most inner soul but also creating a window to the world where through his pictures the unseen and the unspoken can be grasped. Driven by the desire to explore the mystical beauty of nature, he develops his sense and sensibility through the elements of fine art photography. His freedom of expression is more reflected in the elaboration and exploration of black and white.

When looking at Koentjoro’s images and processing technique I find myself unable to believe such profoundly beautiful places exist in reality. You can see much more of his work on Flickr and Behance. Prints are available by request.

We Are Nature: New Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander

We Are Nature: New Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

We Are Nature: New Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

We Are Nature: New Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

We Are Nature: New Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

We Are Nature: New Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

We Are Nature: New Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

Photographer Christoffer Relander (previously) just finished a new series of photographs titled We Are Nature using double and triple exposures that incredibly are all done in-camera with a Nikon D700. I love the direction his work is taking. See more on Behance.

Stunning New Photographic Portraits by Lee Jeffries

Stunning New Photographic Portraits by Lee Jeffries portraits black and white

Stunning New Photographic Portraits by Lee Jeffries portraits black and white

Stunning New Photographic Portraits by Lee Jeffries portraits black and white

Stunning New Photographic Portraits by Lee Jeffries portraits black and white

Stunning New Photographic Portraits by Lee Jeffries portraits black and white

Stunning New Photographic Portraits by Lee Jeffries portraits black and white

I first discovered the gripping portraiture of accountant turned self-taught photographer Lee Jeffries back in December and have been following his journey ever since. His gritty and powerful portraits, most often of the homeless, have since appeared on CNN, Time and the Independant, and he’s even landed behind the camera from Olympian Sir Roger Bannister. Most recently he has a great interview over on 500px. I enjoyed this question:

Most of your portraits are closely cropped to reveal just the subject’s face. Can you explain your decision behind that?

It’s true… my images can be biased to front on views that closely frame the face. Processing in black and white reinforces the contrasts and shapes in the portrait. Infused with light and shadow, I make a conscious effort to place the emphasis on the relief of the face and the strength of the photograph lays in the emotional connection to the subject. I try to magnify the character… tell their story so that it is no longer possible for the viewer to remain indifferent. My photographs become an intimate and personal document which narrates a myriad of emotion.

Jeffries also has a number of prints now available through YellowKorner.

Superb Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander

Superb Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

Superb Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

Superb Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

Superb Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

Superb Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

I am such a sucker for multiple exposure photography, it simply never, ever gets old for me, especially when composed as wonderfully as these recent shots by self-taught photographer Christoffer Relander who lives and works in Finland. You can see many more shots on his website and prints are available over on Behance. If you like these, also check out the work of Jon Duenas. (via the curious brain)

London in Puddles

London in Puddles street photography London black and white

London in Puddles street photography London black and white

London in Puddles street photography London black and white

London in Puddles street photography London black and white

London in Puddles street photography London black and white

London in Puddles street photography London black and white

For the past few weeks photographer Gavin Hammond has been capturing the beauty of London’s architecture and people as reflected in puddles. You can see much more over on My Modern Met and Flickr.

Analog Double Exposure Photographs by Florian Imgrund

Analog Double Exposure Photographs by Florian Imgrund multiple exposures black and white

Analog Double Exposure Photographs by Florian Imgrund multiple exposures black and white

Analog Double Exposure Photographs by Florian Imgrund multiple exposures black and white

Analog Double Exposure Photographs by Florian Imgrund multiple exposures black and white

Analog Double Exposure Photographs by Florian Imgrund multiple exposures black and white

German photographer Florian Imgrund acquired his first film camera in the summer of 2010 and has made incredibly good use of it since. All of his double exposure work is done completely in camera without the use of photoshop, and often merges human forms with the natural landscape. I don’t think I’ve been this impressed with double exposure work since first discovering Dan Mountford. You can see much more of Florian’s work on Flickr and you can follow him on Facebook.

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