Monotography

The return of black & white in retro fashion photography

Implications - Incorporating retroactive elements into product design can appeal to consumer nostalgia, and now this particular marketing tactic is being seen in photography. Black and white photos, whether in art or fashion, are not only perennially classic, but carry a sentimental charm that is often lacking in full-color photos.
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Black & White Peaktography - Olivier Zahm Uses Black & White to Color Purple Diary Exhibition
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Warm 26,261 Clicks Pub: Mar 2, 10
Black & White Peaktography
Olivier Zahm Uses Black & White to Color Purple Diary Exhibition
The best black and white photographs do not remind us that the image is void of color, but rather they allow us to color the image in any manor we see fit, if at all. This is why the black and white photos… [More]
Geometric Patterned Tops - Italian Vogue Shows off Metallics in Black & White
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Warm 17,865 Clicks Pub: Apr 13, 10
Geometric Patterned Tops
Italian Vogue April 2010 Shows off Metallics in Black & White
Russian beauty Sasha Pivovarova shows off her seductive side in her latest work for Italian Vogue April 2010. Shot by photographer Mario Sorrenti, the shoot takes place against a simple backdrop and shows… [More]
Lace Catwoman Masks - Nadja Auermann Plays Dual Personalities in an Ellen von Unwerth Shoot
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Average 36,610 Clicks Pub: May 2, 10
Lace Catwoman Masks
Nadja Auermann Plays Dual Personalities in an Ellen von Unwerth Shoot
Ellen von Unwerth is back with another shoot. This time she takes it back to the basic of black and white hues, but her signature “cat elements” theme still manifests itself in some of the photos. Featuring… [More]
Isolation Photography - The Haunting Photos of Stephan Opitz
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Average 30,754 Clicks Pub: Apr 5, 10
Isolation Photography
The Haunting Photos of Stephan Opitz
German photographer Stephan Opitz has a knack for capturing isolated moments on his camera. These lonely moments are enhanced with lack of color, which can cause you feel slightly sad when viewing them.… [More]
Ebony Soultography - Photographer Thierry Le Goues Embraces Contrast
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Average 18,616 Clicks Pub: May 20, 10
Ebony Soultography
Photographer Thierry Le Goues Embraces Contrast
Not only do opposites attract but according to photographer Thierry Le Goues, they also make for attractive images. His two black and white photography projects 'Les Amozones' and 'Soul' completely embrace… [More]
Powerlifting Models - Style Sense 'Work It Out' Editorial Shoot is Dramatic and Sensual
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Warm 12,057 Clicks Pub: Apr 3, 10
Powerlifting Models
Style Sense 'Work It Out' Editorial Shoot is Dramatic and Sensual
The Style Sense 'Work It Out' April 2010 black and white editorial oozes edginess and class. The shoot uses high contrast to bring out the models’ outfits. By playing on the double meaning of the title--the… [More]
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