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88 Monochromatic Photo Series

From Gritty Gray Shots to Fiercely Flexed Captures

— January 28, 2013 — Tech
Color can bring a picture to life, but nothing maintains a classic feel more than monochromatic photography. Black and white falls into a timeless category and gives photos an authentic and dynamic element.

Black and white photos were the only option back in the day, but now a following for the once outdated photography has resurrected. We live in a world where over-stimulation of the senses occurs and sometimes it is nice to simplify and keep things original. Monochromatic photos can be taken for photo shoots, editorial pieces, personal photography or even art pieces. The result is a compilation of stunning photographs in a plethora of shades from gray to off-white.

Monochromatic photography can be masterful and bringing it back to basics is a clever and intriguing thought.
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Stylized Fishing Fashion Videos
Stylized Fishing Fashion Videos
The Klara Morante 'Fisherman' Editorial is a Seaside Serenade
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85
Monochromatic Split Attire
Monochromatic Split Attire
Giuliano Fujiwara Launches a Vintage-Inspired Collection
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84
Retro Paparazzi Shorts (UPDATE)
Retro Paparazzi Shorts (UPDATE)
The Miss Dior A/W 2012 Campaign Video Stars Mila Kunis
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83
Monochromatic Cast Shoots
Monochromatic Cast Shoots
Terry Richardson Captures the Boys From Girls
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82
Fiercely Flexed Captures
Fiercely Flexed Captures
The Buddy by Daniel Lehenbauer Portrait Series Shows Some Skin
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81
Backyard Pantsuit Pictorials
Backyard Pantsuit Pictorials
I Have Been Waiting by Daniel Luxford is a Chic Monochromatic Series
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80
Elegant Monochromatic Editorials
Elegant Monochromatic Editorials
Lukas Katinas by Mel Bles Photoshoot Captures Fendi Spring 2013
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79
Eerie Monochromatic Sibling Shoots
Eerie Monochromatic Sibling Shoots
The Last Day by Rian Flynn is Tragically Beautiful
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78
Plastic-Clad Photoshoots
Plastic-Clad Photoshoots
The Spellbound #1 Spring/Summer 2012 Issue Promotes Pliable Fabrics
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77
Star-Studded Fashion PSAs
Star-Studded Fashion PSAs
The Fashion's Night Out PSA Features Jubilant Celebs
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76
Monochromatic Palatial Photoshoots
Monochromatic Palatial Photoshoots
Belle de Jour by Jan Welters for Antidote Magazine is Sumptious
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75
Monochromatic 60s-Inspired Pictorials
Monochromatic 60s-Inspired Pictorials
Haruki Horikawa Shoots Retro Style with a Futuristic Flair
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74
Monochromatic Miasma Captures
Monochromatic Miasma Captures
This Miro Simko Series is Haunting and Eerie
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73
Contrasted Menswear Portraits
Contrasted Menswear Portraits
The 'Allure of Dark Beauty' by Matthew Lyn Editorial is Dramatic
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72
Monochromatic Metropolis Shoots
Monochromatic Metropolis Shoots
Martin Stavars Evokes Urban Growth in This Series
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71
Rowdy Punk Princess Ads
Rowdy Punk Princess Ads
The Zara TRF A/W 2012 Campaign Features a Carefree Cara Delevigne
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70
Monochromatic Seaside Editorials
Monochromatic Seaside Editorials
The Numero #133 May 2012 Anne Vyalitsyna Photoshoot is Minimalist
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69
Primped Monochrome Photography
Primped Monochrome Photography
The LAILA Autumn/Winter 2012 Lookbook is Grayscale Beauty
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68
Fashion Icon Feline Spreads
Fashion Icon Feline Spreads
The Harper's Bazaar 'Kat Daddy' Piece Shows the World of Choupette
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67
Gritty Gray Photography
Gritty Gray Photography
These Bartosz Matenko Photographs are Dark
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66
Spliced Mysterious Womenswear
Spliced Mysterious Womenswear
The Mes Dames A/W 2013 Collection is Monochromatic Gold
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65
Glamorous Rebel Campaigns
Glamorous Rebel Campaigns
The Versace Fall/Winter 2012 Menswear Advertorial is Sharp
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64
Alluring Coastal Gem Campaigns
Alluring Coastal Gem Campaigns
The David Yurman Fall 2012 Ad Video Starts Gisele Bündchen
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63
Lonesome Cowgirl Editorials
Lonesome Cowgirl Editorials
The Aplace Magazine 'The Giving Tree' Photoshoot is Solitary
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Monochromatic Cityscape Shorts
Monochromatic Cityscape Shorts
The ‘Luxury’ by Azealia Banks Video Shows Her Multiface
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61
Monochromatic Bombshell Photoshoots
Monochromatic Bombshell Photoshoots
Kimberly Wyatt for Beauty Rebel is Haute and Evocative
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60
Smirking Model Captures
Smirking Model Captures
The Hannes Ober­bich­ler by Julie Brass Portrait Series is Bold
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59
Demure Monochromatic Photography
Demure Monochromatic Photography
Ole Marius Fossen Captures Innocence and Beauty on a Beach
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58
Otherworldly Monochromatic Photography
Otherworldly Monochromatic Photography
This Kim Høltermand Series is Elegant
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57
Monochromatic Rockstar Photoshoots
Monochromatic Rockstar Photoshoots
Gwen Stefani for Harper’s Bazaar Autumn Fashion Editorial
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56
Wild Child Couple Captures
Wild Child Couple Captures
The Renan Rocha Nephew Campaign Epitomizes Rebellion
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55
Monochromatic Mod Editorials
Monochromatic Mod Editorials
This Susana Jacobetty Series is Sleek and Chic
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54
Sculptural Deity Portraits
Sculptural Deity Portraits
The Mask Sasha Marini Editorial is Artfully Dramatic
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53
Wearable Art Installations
Wearable Art Installations
The Arts Men’s Uno China Portrait Series is Artfully Costumed
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52
Superimposed Monochromatic Snapshots
Superimposed Monochromatic Snapshots
Stockholm Magazine's Autumn/Winter 2012 Images Are Layered
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51
Monochromatic Masculinity Portraits
Monochromatic Masculinity Portraits
The Untamed One Client Editorial is Raw and Real
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50
Chic Grayscale Shoots
Chic Grayscale Shoots
Joanna Kustra Photographs Marianna in This Minimalist Series
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49
Monochromatic Rooftop Captures
Monochromatic Rooftop Captures
Justyna Uboska by Wojtek Klauze is Found Sky-High
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48
Monochromatic Widow Pictorials
Monochromatic Widow Pictorials
Never Came by Joao Arraes is a Sad Love Story
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47
Monochromatic Landmark Photography
Monochromatic Landmark Photography
Photographer Gabriele Croppi Refocuses Classic Architecture
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46
Lonely Lace Bedroom Captures
Lonely Lace Bedroom Captures
When the Door Opens by Mario Ardi Reveals Chic Garments
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45
Romantic 1930s-Inspired Shoots
Romantic 1930s-Inspired Shoots
The Isabel Lucas Interview November Editorial is Wistful and Dreamy
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Monochromatic Poolside Editorials
Monochromatic Poolside Editorials
The Form Photo Series Features Boss Model Reynier Shields
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43
Literally Pliable Looks
Literally Pliable Looks
The Fraulein Magazine July 2012 Savaris Editorial Exhibits Plastic Pieces
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42
Gothic Kaleidoscope Captures
Gothic Kaleidoscope Captures
The Rebel With a Cause Beauty Rebel Editorial Stars Daphne Guiness
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41
Monochromatic Modular Architecture
Monochromatic Modular Architecture
The Joel Tjintjelaar Photography Explores Abstract Expression
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40
Boldly Bearded Portraits
Boldly Bearded Portraits
The Panayi­o­tis by Hadar Editorial is Dapper and Distinguished
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39
Elegantly Demure Photography
Elegantly Demure Photography
The Kim Kardashian for V Magazine Editorial Stylizes Refined Reality
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38
Faceless Gothic Portraits
Faceless Gothic Portraits
The Nightingale Vulture Editorial Has an Eerie Appeal
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37
Monochromatic Jean Captures
Monochromatic Jean Captures
The Liu Jo Campaign for Fall/Winter 2012 Features Kate Moss
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36
Monochromatic Skateboard Pictorials
Monochromatic Skateboard Pictorials
Tulsa for Antidote Magazine Hits the Skating Ramp
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35
Haute Houndstooth Editorials
Haute Houndstooth Editorials
The Szach Mat Fashion Story Mixes Clashing Patterns
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34
Eloquent Equestrian Editorials
Eloquent Equestrian Editorials
The 'Go West' Feature for Bon Magazine Boasts Countryside Fashion
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33
Frilly Monochromatic Campaigns
Frilly Monochromatic Campaigns
The Balenciaga S/S 2013 Collection is a Vision in Femininity
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32
Mirrored Melancholic Captures
Mirrored Melancholic Captures
The 'Touchpuppet Dervla' by Robert Gaudette Shoot is Poetic
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Demonic Stare Editorials
Demonic Stare Editorials
The La Petite Robe Noire Portrait Series Captures Edgy Embellishment
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Ornately Monochromatic Portraits
Ornately Monochromatic Portraits
The Bastian Thiery Attitude Magazine Editorial Exudes Elegance
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Edgy Gatsby Editorials
Edgy Gatsby Editorials
The Nikola Jovanovic Tendencias Photoshoot Embraces Excess
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Polished Paisan Couture
Polished Paisan Couture
The Vogue Japan 'Once Upon a Time in Sicily' Editorial Shows Italian Style
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Haute Kitty-Centered Photoshoots
Haute Kitty-Centered Photoshoots
The 'Glamour Puss' Editorial in V Magazine Stars a Cute Feline
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Mod Monochromatic Campaigns
Mod Monochromatic Campaigns
The Mila Kunis Miss Dior Handbag Ads Channel 60s Glamour
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Chromatic Motherhood Pictorials
Chromatic Motherhood Pictorials
The CR Fashion Book 'Lullaby' Editorial Captures Chic Nurturing
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Ethereal Woodland Editorials
Ethereal Woodland Editorials
The Dark Forest Design Scene Exclusive Features Ornate Accessories
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Feminine Feline Fashions
Feminine Feline Fashions
The Classy Angela Lindvall Georges Rech Fall 2011 Shoot
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Lavish Art-Deco Captures
Lavish Art-Deco Captures
The Constance Jablonski for Vogue Russia Shoot Portrays 20s Opulence
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Dual Gender Advertisements
Dual Gender Advertisements
The Silvian Heach F/W 2012 Campaign Stars Andrej Pejic
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Regal Couture Photography
Regal Couture Photography
The Victoria Beckham for Elle France Editorial Shot by Karl Lagerfeld
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Leather-Bound Menswear
Leather-Bound Menswear
The Leebo Freeman by Sebastian Troncoso Portrait Series
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Monochromatic Moody Shoots
Monochromatic Moody Shoots
The Versace Fall 2012 Campaign is Dark and Grayscaled
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Racy Monochromatic Portraits
Racy Monochromatic Portraits
The Daido Moriyama Tights and Lips Exhibit is Highly Suggestive
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Ghostly All-Black Editorials
Ghostly All-Black Editorials
The Gallows by Alex London is a Gothic Monochromatic Series
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Black Ball Gown Editorials
Black Ball Gown Editorials
The Vogue Germany 'Master Pieces' Photoshoot is Dual Toned
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14
Passionate Noir Photography
Passionate Noir Photography
The Fall 2012 Fault UK Feature Entices with a Sleek Aesthetic
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13
Fierce Fencing Editorials
Fierce Fencing Editorials
The 'First Cut' Personae Magazine Editorial is Fashionably Tough
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12
Beautifully Sinister Photography
Beautifully Sinister Photography
Wie Es Euch Gefallt by Carsten Witte is Mysterious and Moody
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Vintage Monochromatic Photoshoots
Vintage Monochromatic Photoshoots
David Beckham for Esquire UK September 2012 is Dapper and Rustic
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Darkly Demure Portraits
Darkly Demure Portraits
The Be Hold Be Still Amica Editorial is Hauntingly Sophisticated
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Darkly Militant Menswear
Darkly Militant Menswear
The Cellar 10 Men Photoshoot Features an All-Black Wardrobe
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Monochromatic Hobo Captures
Monochromatic Hobo Captures
The Photographic Portraits by Leff Jeffries are Powerful
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Interracial Couple Photoshoots
Interracial Couple Photoshoots
The REVS Magazine 'Crash' Editorial Stars Caroline Stokholm
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Sensually Sacrilegious Captures
Sensually Sacrilegious Captures
The Harper's Bazaar Hong Kong Erotica Editorial is Sinfully Chic
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Distressed Androgynous Editorials
Distressed Androgynous Editorials
Aymeline Valade by Hedi Slimane for Vogue China is Dark
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4
Glamorous Monochromatic Fashion
Glamorous Monochromatic Fashion
Manege Couture by Karl Lagerfeld is Futuristic and Fierce
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3
Aging Hipster Editorials
Aging Hipster Editorials
The Bedwin & The Heartbreakers I-D Magazine Fashion Story is Edgy
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Badass Body Art Editorials
Badass Body Art Editorials
The Glorious Bastards Papercut Magazine Editorial is Heavily Inked
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Inked Bearded Man Portraits
Inked Bearded Man Portraits
The Josh Dane by Justin Ruhl Editorial is Hipster Chic
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