Tag: black and white photography

Erika Zolli – Geometric Variants

Symmetry, geometry and the play with lines and shapes in photography have always fascinated me. Thus it’s not really surprising that as I looked at the photos of Erika Zolli’s project “Geometric Variants” for the first time I was stunned right away. In her photos this photographer creates new worlds and realities. In a combination ...

The truth behind the picture

We all know that picture. Revolutionary Che Guevara in a thinking pose with a military beret on his head. There’s no doubt that this is the most popular photo of him and one of the best known images of all times. But what and who really is the person behind that picture? The photo, which ...

Beth Moon and the trees

Trees mean life. They purify our air, produce oxygen, protect animals and insects, they provide us with food and raw material. In some parts of the world they’re worshipped like gods, in others they’re cut down and destroyed ruthlessly. Beth Moon, a photographer from San Francisco, has spent her last 14 years finding the oldest ...

WILLIAM PAUL GOTTLIEB

William Paul Gottlieb, born in 1917, was one of the most important music journalists and photographers of his time. For his lifetime the New Yorkan artist was a big admirer of jazz music. After some months at the “Washington Post”, where he started to work as an advertising agent in 1938, he was quickly promoted ...

Contrasts in the studio (with the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens)

In principle, shooting outdoor is the most beautiful thing for me. I stroll through the wilds of nature, explore forests and meadows and keep looking for water drops on leaves and little bugs on blossoms. Also in town I enjoy walking outside and looking for details that are hidden to most other people. For my ...

Jason M. Peterson

A name many of you may be familiar with and those of you who don’t know it yet are certainly going to hear more often in the near future. Definitely this photographer counts among those living the social media dream. Of course, his success comes from an incredible photographic talent, however, without Instagram his masterpieces ...

Bernd and Hilla Becher

Bernd and Hilla Becher are a well-known German couple of photographers, famous for their black and white photographs of timber frame constructions and industrial buildings. Together they also founded a school of photography in Düsseldorf. From a very young age Bernd and Hilla have been highly interested in photography and creative arts. Hilla became a ...

Klimbim is giving color to the gray past

Here we go again. One of my favorite topics: Traveling through time. With photographs. This time I want to introduce you to an artist whose work I’ve been admiring for quite some time: Olga Shirnina. With a technique which the Moscow-born artist claims to have learnt all by herself online she turns antique black and ...

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Westlicht Wien Hungary 56 – Pictures of a Revolution

In 2015 refugees were a big issue in Europe. In border areas in particular the agitation and the stream of people seeking refuge could be noticed. Hungary and the train station in Budapest were affected quite a lot as well. Thousands of refugees kept waiting there for transit permits, gathering on the spot. These events ...

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Laurent Baheux – Black and white wildlife photography

“To see in color is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul.” – Andri Cauldwell I’m a huge fan of black and white photography. I think that sometimes, when it comes to photographs, colors simply distract from the subject or motif. Black and white ...