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97 Badass Black & White Pictorials

Colorless Photoshoots, From Cutting-Edge Art to Editorials

— May 24, 2010 — Pop Culture
Every one of these cutting-edge colorless photoshoots was shot in black and white. With only shades to tell the stories here, you can really focus on the fashions, models and places on display.

Even things that are typically colorful, like tattoos, hair and clothing, seem to look better in black and white. See these and more black-and-white shoots in this cluster of colorless photoshoots above.

Implications - In today's consumer market, an extensive range of products and items exist that often leave little to the imagination for customers. While the demand for a multiplicity of products is strong, there is a yearning for the unknown or mysterious. Companies will benefit by providing consumers with items that enable them to use their imagination while interacting or engaging with something.
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Presidential Toy Murals
Presidential Toy Murals
Black and White Obaminoes Created With 24,000 Domino Tiles
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Face-Covering Curls
Face-Covering Curls
'No Surprises' by Aji Yudistira Lets Curly Locks Do the Talking
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93
Haunted Train Art
Haunted Train Art
'Drawing' from Kodomos Deserves a Collective Kudos
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Contrasting With Fuchsia
Contrasting With Fuchsia
Christian LaCroix Fall 2008
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91
Tricolor Fashiontography
Tricolor Fashiontography
Carla Pepa's 'Question of Style' Involves Black, White & Red
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90
Galactic Shoulder Pads
Galactic Shoulder Pads
MLY Black Label 2010 Lookbook is Quirky
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89
Magazine T-Shirtorials
Magazine T-Shirtorials
Passarella Death Squad Plays With Racy Covers For Fall 2009
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88
Blackface Photography
Blackface Photography
Bartek Michalec's 'Negative' is a Study in Contrast
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87
Monochromatic Chic
Monochromatic Chic
i-rEguLar and REguLar by Babara I Gongini
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86
Haute Hobo Gloves
Haute Hobo Gloves
The U_mag++ October Editorial Features American Gloves
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85
Hair-Scrunch Photo Shoots
Hair-Scrunch Photo Shoots
Milla Jovovich for Isabel Marant Fall/Winter 2009
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84
Photo Booth Photoshoots
Photo Booth Photoshoots
The Sizzling Jim Halloran Shoot by Shoby Michael Epps
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83
Glove-Covered Coats
Glove-Covered Coats
Emma Pritchard & Emin Kadi Collaborate for Primwhite
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82
Dismal Urbantography
Dismal Urbantography
Stephan Faerber's Haunting Black & White Cityscapes
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81
Slow-Mo Hair Videos
Slow-Mo Hair Videos
The Lily Donaldson Flying Hair Video is Mesmerizing
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80
Perception-Changing Photography
Perception-Changing Photography
Greg Sand Explores Effects of Hi-Tech Gadgets
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79
Compassion Through Metaphors
Compassion Through Metaphors
Brazilian Organization Uses Comparisons for the Homeless
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78
Black & White Alientography
Black & White Alientography
'Predator' by Martin Ravva Would Bring Arnold Outta Retirement
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77
High Contrastography
High Contrastography
Kimiko Yoshida Paints Herself Black for Eerie Self Portraits
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76
Country Bumpkin Photography
Country Bumpkin Photography
Jim Mcguire's Nashville Portraits Captures Country in Black and White
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75
Black-and-White Asiatorials
Black-and-White Asiatorials
The Oriental-Inspired Prada Spring 2010 Ad Campaign
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74
Throwback Magazine Covers
Throwback Magazine Covers
Naomi Campbell Rocks a Mean Afro for Giant
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73
Stringy Hairtography
Stringy Hairtography
Actress Kate Bosworth in Vogue Italia's Beauty Supplement
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72
Vintage Movie Lookbooks
Vintage Movie Lookbooks
YDE Creates Classic Film-Inspired Ad Campaign
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71
White Bonnet Editorials
White Bonnet Editorials
Edita Vilkeviciute Looks Crisp in Vogue China April 2010
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70
Risky Leather Dresses
Risky Leather Dresses
The Rihanna Vanity Fair Italy Editorial is Daring and Sizzling
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Monochrome Contrast Editorials
Monochrome Contrast Editorials
The Black and White 'Beat of the 1980s' in GQ China
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Tattered Mantography
Tattered Mantography
Randall Mesdon Captures Models in Their Worn Out Clothes
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Miserable Model Photoshoots
Miserable Model Photoshoots
Michael Epps' Photography Proves Misery Loves Company
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Silent Movie Editorials
Silent Movie Editorials
Laurel and Hardy Inspired Photography
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Sleek Monochromatic Fashion
Sleek Monochromatic Fashion
‘Black or White' in L'Officiel Singapore April 2010
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Techno Gloom Illustrations
Techno Gloom Illustrations
Black & White Masterpieces By Jesse Auersalo
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Psychedelic Portraits
Psychedelic Portraits
Gonzalo Bernard Makes Eerie Black & White Self Images
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Romantic Date Fashion Campaigns
Romantic Date Fashion Campaigns
Mangano Goes to The Streets in FW09
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Black & White Play-Fighting
Black & White Play-Fighting
Models Playing Rough Nicely in "Echec & Mat" for The Amuser
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Figure Accentuating Fashion
Figure Accentuating Fashion
James Mountford Puts the ‘Hip' in Hip Fashion
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Dichromatic Fashion Films
Dichromatic Fashion Films
Striking 'Black/White' for British Vogue March 2009
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Dichromatic Photo Shoots
Dichromatic Photo Shoots
'Tar & Feathers' Blends Black & White Right
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Sultry Silhouetted Spreads
Sultry Silhouetted Spreads
The Sensual Sigrid Agren for 'Zenith' in Numero Magazine
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Blurred Seascape Photography
Blurred Seascape Photography
Maciej Leszczynski's Photos are Surreal
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Powerlifting Models
Powerlifting Models
Style Sense 'Work It Out' Editorial Shoot is Dramatic and Sensual
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Grainy Beach Spreads
Grainy Beach Spreads
Model Anna Selezneva and Peter Lindbergh for Numero #110
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Porcelain Boxing Gloves
Porcelain Boxing Gloves
Lagerfeld Shoots for Rosenthal's ‘Ego' Campaign
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Half-Shaved Punk Hair
Half-Shaved Punk Hair
Thomas Lohr Captures the Wild Ones for Soma Magazine
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51
Tactile Couture Editorials
Tactile Couture Editorials
Touchable Glamour Shots in Black and White
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Sculptural Scalloped Minidresses
Sculptural Scalloped Minidresses
This Martha Hunt Marie Claire Italia April 2010 Editorial Sizzles
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49
Batman-Approved Editorials
Batman-Approved Editorials
Model Ali Stephens in French Revue De Modes #15
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The Return of Romance
The Return of Romance
Burberry's Melancholy Fall 08-09 Campaign
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Eau de Pop Stars
Eau de Pop Stars
Justin Timberlake in Play by Givenchy Fragrance Ads
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Silhouetted Models
Silhouetted Models
Lily Donaldson in Vogue Nippon December 2008
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Dress-Flinging Photo Shoots
Dress-Flinging Photo Shoots
Supermodel Mariacarla Boscono is 'That Lady in Dress' for Vogue China
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Androgynous Beautorials
Androgynous Beautorials
The Amica June 2010 Issue Gets Cross-Gendered for a Sultry Summer Look
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Ferocious Flapper Fashion
Ferocious Flapper Fashion
The Elle Brazil May 2010 Issue Features an Outdoor Spread
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Geometrical Headwear
Geometrical Headwear
Creativity Gives a New Spin on Out-There Fashion
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Venetian Maskedtography
Venetian Maskedtography
Esmahan Ozkan's Black and White Photography is Romantic
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Sharpie Art
Sharpie Art
Charlotte Mann's Work
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Leading Lad Layouts
Leading Lad Layouts
Vman Introduces a New Generation of British Actors
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Spiked Bolero Jackets
Spiked Bolero Jackets
Fritz Helder is Fierce for Carl W. Heindl
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Icy Fashion Photoshoots
Icy Fashion Photoshoots
Jon Kortajarena's Snowy Black and White Shoot for VMAN
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Brooding Black & White Editorials
Brooding Black & White Editorials
Model Francisco Lachowski is Angst-Filled for Hero Magazine
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Sibling Rivalry Photography
Sibling Rivalry Photography
Matthew Lyn Captures Brawling Brothers in Fantasticsmag Editorial
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Geometric Patterned Tops
Geometric Patterned Tops
Italian Vogue April 2010 Shows off Metallics in Black & White
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Black & White Goth Celebtography
Black & White Goth Celebtography
Lindsay Lohan in Interview Magazine
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Lost Fashion Editorials
Lost Fashion Editorials
Natalia Kozior is 'Lost' for Mateusz Stankiewicz of AFPHOTO
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Fiesty Fight-Ready Fashion
Fiesty Fight-Ready Fashion
Models are 'Dressed for Battle' in Vogue Nippon
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Ebony Soultography
Ebony Soultography
Photographer Thierry Le Goues Embraces Contrast
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Oil and Water Photography
Oil and Water Photography
Amazing Telescopic Snaps by Shawn Knol
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Doll Face Seductography
Doll Face Seductography
Carsten Witte Close-Ups Blend Naughty & Nice
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Naughty Nail Art
Naughty Nail Art
Vlad Artazov Hardware Handiwork Featuring Bent Metal Nails
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Fierce Accessory Shoots
Fierce Accessory Shoots
Rocking Out With Rihanna in W Magazine
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Black & White Peaktography
Black & White Peaktography
Olivier Zahm Uses Black & White to Color Purple Diary Exhibition
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Quirky Jewelry Lookbooks
Quirky Jewelry Lookbooks
Stark Black-and-White Photos by Patricio di Renzo
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Isolation Photography
Isolation Photography
The Haunting Photos of Stephan Opitz
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Black & White Stencil Portraits
Black & White Stencil Portraits
Street Art By Sten & Lex
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Hip Hop Models
Hip Hop Models
Erykah Badu for Tom Ford's 'White Patchouli' Perfume
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Melancholy Boudoir Photography
Melancholy Boudoir Photography
The Fred Fraser 'Lingerie' Series is Beautifully Black and White
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Cross-Dressing Pictorials
Cross-Dressing Pictorials
The Multi-Model Editorial, 'New Faces' in French Revue De Modes
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Bare Emotiontography
Bare Emotiontography
Photographer Ryan McGinley Snaps Black & White Studio Portraits
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Lace Catwoman Masks
Lace Catwoman Masks
Nadja Auermann Plays Dual Personalities in an Ellen von Unwerth Shoot
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Surrealist Photo Art
Surrealist Photo Art
Dark Humor in Black And White From Photographer Gilbert Garcin
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White Denim
White Denim
Armani Jeans SS 08 Ads are White Hot
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Hallucinatory Composites
Hallucinatory Composites
Jim Kazanjian's Black and White Photography is Trippy
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Whiz Kid Fashiontography
Whiz Kid Fashiontography
Stylish Kids Rock Super-Preppy Looks in Vogue Enfants Paris 2010
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Black Baby Clothes
Black Baby Clothes
Punk Rock & Goth Baby Fashion
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Romantic Cafe Fashion Ads
Romantic Cafe Fashion Ads
Kate Moss & Gaspard Ulliel for Longchamp
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Glittery Metallic Fashion
Glittery Metallic Fashion
‘Precious Metal' in Black and White for Vogue Nippon
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Flashy Feminine Photoshoots
Flashy Feminine Photoshoots
Polina Viljun Captures the Curves of Women
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Mega Mane Photography
Mega Mane Photography
Fred Fraser & Liz Dungate Create Giant Black and White Hair Images
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Piercing Veiltography
Piercing Veiltography
The Herring & Herring 'Bound' Editorial for Zink Magazine
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Cyberpunk Risque Editorials
Cyberpunk Risque Editorials
Naomi Campbell is a Futuristic Lady
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High Anti-Heels
High Anti-Heels
Eccentric Shoes Spruce Up Basic Black Minimalism in Marie Claire Italy
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Fake-Emotion Photography
Fake-Emotion Photography
Inez & Vinoodh Images Expose Bodies Yet Hide True Feelings
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Funeral Fashion Editorials
Funeral Fashion Editorials
YSL Tribute by Vogue Italia
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Gothic Masquerade Editorials
Gothic Masquerade Editorials
Metal Magazine's Masktastic Fashion Spread
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Topless Ex-Couple Shots
Topless Ex-Couple Shots
Victor Demarchelier's Show 'Creating Images' Opens in New York
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