Those of us who embrace the purist mentality that monochromatic images lend themselves to often end up applying it to all of our work. Indeed, black and white simplifies a scene and makes the human mind pay attention to nothing else but the shapes in a scene. Sometimes it’s tough to embrace; but with a little bit of inspiration, you’ll want to get out there and document the world in nothing else but black, white and all the shades in between.
To get you inspired, here are 10 photographers mostly shooting black and white with followings of under 10k to check out.
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The scenes that @AAA.ABBI creates will remind you of cinematic stills from old movies like Laurence of Arabia.
@Bursa.bw.hayrettincakmak is 23 years old and hails from Turkey. Some of the scenes this user captures will make you think again about how to use depth of field.
@Blackncolored used shadows, shapes and negative space in such a thought provoking way that it bound to give you some new ideas.
An extremely selective account, the @monochromeguy will show you New York in a different way.
Perhaps one of our new favorite accounts to follow, @coleebri creates blends of images and renders them in monochrome.
User @black_and_white_ldn will show you London in a whole new way.
@Steeldavid909 will show you portraits and people in an uber sharp rendition.
@Onrkorkmez will show you images that look delightfully lofi.
@Lucidal finds ways to play with contrast and shapes to create compelling back and white photographs.
@Nlwirth features loads of really amazing long exposure black and white photography. He tells the Phoblographer that he only goes to to photograph “When the weather is shitty.”