Conventional visible light photography is challenging enough. Why bother with infrared? Because it opens up an otherwise unseen corner of the world — one of serene beauty and never-ending surprise. Digital cameras make this peek around the red end of the visible spectrum easier than ever before.
As someone who is inspired by taking photographs, you most likely obsess over black and white photography. There just is something fascinating about this form of photography that can really change our views on the object. Although you are taking out the colors in the photo, you still are left with so many different feelings about it. The images look simple yet extremely complex at the same time. Because there are so many things you can do with this type of shooting, there are ways in which you can elevate your skills to the next level so you get great shots every time.
This post isn’t supposed to showcase the best black-and-white-photos of world’s best photographers; please see it as a modest attempt to inspire designers for experimenting with black and white instead of using a variety of vibrant colors all the time. Hopefully, everybody will find something interesting and unusual for herself or himself.
Between reality and fiction, the Belgian artist-photographer Filip Dujardin recovers the art of collage to create a new language based on the modernist architectural tradition.
Although he’s from Ghent, a historical city filled with picturesque buildings, that’s not the sort of world photographer Filip Dujardin creates in his own photography work. Instead he has taken photographs of nondescript, often post-modern buildings and remixed them using Photoshop to create strange hybrids. The results may be fantastical, but could never be described as whimsical. Back at the computer in his studio he cuts, pastes, and shapes segments from these building images and compiles them into the form that he envisioned.
Sven Prim got his first advertising job whilst still attending photography school. Directly after graduation he landed a deal with Agent Molly Co, moved to Stockholm and started working as a full-time photographer. Since then, he has collaborated with a long list of renowned clients such as ATG, Aftonbladet, RFSU and Polar Music Prize.
Sven describes himself as a real technology geek who loves to create strange and surreal situations. Something clearly visible in his image creation, which he himself has given the epithet manipulated pictures with a twist. He is equally skilled both as a photographer and a retoucher and discovered early the fantastic opportunity that post production can present for creating an extra dimension in images. Many people think that a photograph´s truth is compromised in post but Sven doesn´t agree at all. The concept of truth is completely subjective. I believe that a picture is always manipulated, regardless of how it is taken. When the photographer selects the time and place to snap a picture, the truth is already being bent. I am very up-front about how my pictures are created. Sven Prim is a photographer and photomanipulator who has some of the most creative manipulations you’ll find.
Joseph Cartright is a New York City based photographer specializing Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Photography. Joseph has been a proponent of digital photography since its inception in the late 80’s. His artistic background and technical education provided the much needed expertise to “Go Digital”.
Anna Radchenko is a dedicated and professional photographer currently living in Moscow, Russia. Her works are noted for being stunning surreal. This post showcases her works and delivers to inspire aspirants if you’re photography line is about surrealism, horror and macabre, and such. Click on the Images if you want to maximize the size. Enjoy and don’t forget to share!
Cole Rise has spent the better half of his life taking pleasure behind the lens; stalking cows and lying in the grass to capture the landscape. His work has been featured in a notable amount of international creative magazines, books, billboards, websites, posters, and even a few CD covers for bands you can find in most music stores. He can’t tell you how big the universe is, or why we’re really here, but his work sometimes flirts with the idea of knowing.