These Images of Black and White Pictures Capture Desolate Urban Areas

By: Christopher Magsambol - Oct 17, 2015
References: blackandwhitestreet &
Oftentimes, city photography captures busy streets bustling with people, but rarely is the city portrayed as a desolate urban area. This black and white photo series from Antonio E. Ojeda paints the city in a different light.

Keeping in line with his black and white theme, Ojeda opted to feature shadows of buildings, people and trees as prominent pieces in his photographs. The use of shadows also plays with angles and perspective, often resulting in overly large or small shadows of people and their surroundings. The contrasting images also give these desolate urban areas a vintage feel, rather than a vibrant modern look. To execute these striking photographs, Ojeda opted to capture places with only a few people, including sparse streets, beaches and outdoor corridors.