40 Exceptional Black And White Portraits

Jon Phillips by Jon Phillips on

Ted Grant said that when you photograph people in color, you only photograph their clothes, but when you take pictures of people in black and white, you photograph their soul.

I believe this might be true in a lot of cases. There’s something to a black & white photograph or portrait that you simply cannot achieve in color. Let’s have a look at 40 black and white portraits. I hope you enjoy this post!

c r y – b e l l e

c r y - b e l l e

Océane

Océane

Guy in black and white Portrait

Guy in black and white Portrait

Adrianne (Bama) Dobbs

Adrianne (Bama) Dobbs

Window Shopping Watching

Window Shopping Watching

Untitled

Untitled

5

5

14

14

Times

Times

Victoria – Old Man – Black and White – Portrait

Victoria - Old Man - Black and White - Portrait

Steve

Steve

Young Boy Portrait Black & White

Young Boy Portrait Black and White

Incense/Black and White

Incense - Black and White

Paint That, Chuck

Paint That Chuck

DSC_9639

DSC_9639

3rd June 1977 – Bob Marley

3rd June 1977 - Bob Marley

Wiseman

Wiseman

Black Hearted Love

Black Hearted Love

Your Heart Was Dying

Chris 02

Chris 02

Faith [Glass]

Faith Glass

_____

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156/365 (+1)

156 365
photo by Martina Photography

A Portrait in Darkness

A Portrait in Darkness

I Can See The Light At The End Of The Tunnel & It Ain’t Colorful

I Can See The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Half-revealed…

Half-revealed by flickr.com photos n-o-n-o

Portrait

Portrait

The heavens above

The heavens above

day 134 – 10.01.2009 – high key frustration

day 134

Laura Hayden 03

Laura Hayden

Black and white Kid!(test Sony A200)

Black and white Kid

Better late

Better late

or black and white?

or black and white

Thomas, Homeless (Black & White)

Thomas Homeless

Black&White

Black and White

Duy An

Duy An

Markuz week, Day two

Markuz week

愛

Cold Sweat…

Cold Sweat

89/366 – Cigar

Cigar

Your Turn To Talk

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