Illustrator Marko Manev’s Noir superhero series gives a fresh twist to these classic comic book characters. Portrayed as silhouetted beacons in a world of brooding darkness, these iconic heroes seem even more heroic set in black and white. Villains, beware.
Portugal-based illustrator Tomba Lobos does these ridiculously cool black and white character drawings that are both grotesque and irresistibly cute. We are in love with the illustration of the poor bloke surrounded by stethoscope-wielding hairy critters that comes with the caption: ‘Oh great, I forgot to pack an apple in my lunch and now there’s […]
This photo series tells the bitter-sweet story of one couple’s daily battle against breast cancer and the love that held them together. After the passing of his brave wife Jen, photographer Angelo Merendino could think of no other way to honour her memory then to tell others her story through his photos.
The late Juan Rulfo (1917-1986) is known as one of Latin America’s literary greats. But not many people are aware that he was also a photographer, whose 6×6 film work of difference places in his homeland in the 1940s and 1950s gives us a glimpse of the Mexico of a bygone era.
These black and white photos capture the true English spirit. Half of them leave us scratching our heads in confusion, but that’s the beauty of it all. The series is called Only in England after all. Thanks to the British documentary photographer Tony Ray-Jones we can get a insiders view of the quirky, strange, seedy, humorous, every-day […]
These incredible historic events never really hit home for me as real life until I saw them in colour. It’s so easy to think that black and white photos come from an alien world. Thanks to the subreddit niche r/ColorizedHistory, we can view historic event in full color. Here’s just a few that caught my fancy. […]
This photo series is incredibly interesting and a little scary. It all started when Nicolas Nixon decided to photograph his wife and her three sisters back in 1975. The shot was so good that the four sisters decided to make a tradition of it and posed in exactly the same position on a yearly basis for the next 36 years.
Tim Jeffs’ incredibly detailed ink drawings give us another reason to marvel at the beauty of nature. His series of black and white animal illustrations captures the form of these creatures in an almost hyperrealistic way. For such detailed drawings, his compositions are refreshingly simple and balanced
Michael Shindler in San Francisco has to date welcomed more than 3,500 people who walk into his tintype portrait studio to pose for portraits. He prepares each tintype plate by hand for a single exposure, processes the tintype immediately, and gives his subjects the only copy of their portraits. They possess an unbeatable timeless quality […]
Austrian photographer Oleksandr Hnatenko got his first camera when he was eight and wanted to take photos at his uncle’s wedding. After taking the pictures, he realized he didn’t load any film in the camera. Now that he’s older and wiser, he has a keen eye for what he dubs ‘photography, and other surreal and […]
Tightrope walkers. Sad clowns. Strongwomen with bulging biceps. Acrobats. And yes, even a diving horse. These may be black and white photographs, but there’s no denying that circuses in the early 20th century were a colorful affair.
At the young age of twelve, Wayne Levin knew he would become a photographer. The Brownie camera, a gift from his father, fit perfectly into his eager hands. The years passed and Levin began to travel around the world. Between living in Hawaii and spending time on a ship during Navy service, he became close friends with the ocean.
What’s priceless? A picture fresh from the 60s, snapped by Francesc Català Roca, of our favorite surrealist artist Salvador Dali doing the darnest of things, skipping rope, that’s what.
Wow, what is this? Apparently a fierce competition takes place every year in July at Key West, Florida, with bearded blokes fighting to see who most resembles iconic novelist Ernest Hemingway. The always awesome Henry Hargreaves — whom you know we’ve been a fan of and keeping hot tabs on — documented this year’s contest with a series of portrait shots that show some of this year’s contestants. Must say that Papa Hemingway does have some pretty convincing doppelgangers out there.
Write drunk, edit sober, as they say. No better way of exemplifying that, then, by rounding up some of our favorite writers getting some inspiration the old fashioned way with a tipple in their hand. Charles Bukowski and Hunter S. Thompson shoot straight for beer while Samuel Beckett’s more of a wine guy. And we’re not sure what poison Ernest Hemingway’s mixing. Well, every writer to their own. Enjoy.