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Black and White Photography

Black and white photo art on the wall. It is generally an eye-catcher in the interior. Humiio offers a variety of professionally framed black and white photo art online. By framing is as such, the pay of light and dark gets the artistic appreciation it deserves.

Black and white street photography

Black and white photo art on the wall. It is generally an eye-catcher in the interior. Humiio offers a variety of professionally framed black and white photo art online. By framing is as such, the pay of light and dark gets the artistic appreciation it deserves.

The word artistic photography is derived from Greek and means “writing with light”. Light and dark are therefore the basis of fine-art photography. Photography was invented in the 1930s. An image is captured with the help of light and other radiation.

When was black and white photography invented?

The actual inventor of photography is a point of discussion at times. Names such as Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, Louis Daguerre and William Fox Talbot are mentioned when it comes to the discovery of photography. You could actually say that the gentlemen experimented and perfected each other’s techniques. Until photography, the recording of an image on light-sensitive paper based on light, is a fact. Officially, the invention of photography was announced in 1839, both in London and Paris.

In all those years, photography consisted of black and white images. Colour photography was invented step by step at the beginning of the twentieth century, but it was not until the 1960’s that it was possible for consumers to take colour photos.

However, that does not take away the fact that black and white photography was and still is highly appreciated. It has hardly been pushed aside by colour photography. The play between light and dark, with shadow and depth, remains very special. It often produces powerful images that do not actually require colour.

Black and white Portret photography

It is precisely because of the enormous power of expression that black and white photography art. Colours would only distract. Simply black and white are enough to create a strong image, according to photographers who adhere to black and white photography art. The statement“ to see colour is a delight for the eye, but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul” by American photographer Andri Cauldwell says enough. Andri Cauldwell shows, among other things, abstract portraits where all colour has disappeared. The photos provide a powerful image. Colour seems redundant here.

Black and white architecture photography

Art lovers increasingly fall for the art form of photography. It has conquered a place worldwide in museums and galleries. Private art lovers are also buying more and more black and white photography. Not only abstract pictures and portraits, but also architecture photography. In this way, the powerful black and white photos find a place in all kinds of homes. Black and white portraits of famous models such as Brigitte Bardot or Marilyn Monroe, a black and white pop art image from the sixties or seventies, an image from nature or an abstract image in black and white. They are eagerly bought.