Black-and-white photos are especially fascinating. For some reason, they often seem deeper and more striking than the colour ones. Perhaps it’s because they don’t try to distract us with bright colours, but rather cut straight to the chase.
Bright Side found 20 photographs that prove just how expressive black-and-white photography can be. Try imagining them in full color — it simply won’t be the same.
Margot Believes in Batman’ from a series of photos showing lonely Batman toy wandering through Texas.
Silhouette, France, 1950s (Amateur photography)
Maria-Grazia Cucinotta, Italian actress
Dolce & Gabbana advertising campaign, 1987
From the ’Body Sculptures’ series
Singer Joni Mitchell and British musician Graham Nash in the early days
The Trio, 1958
’Emptiness.’ From the ’Removed’ photo series, in which photographer Eric Pickersgill captures people after taking away their devices
Through the mist