Black and White Photography for Sale

Photography, Diamant Noir, Sinden Collier

Diamant Noir

Sinden Collier

Photography - 51 x 41 x 0.1 cm Photography - 20.1 x 16.1 x 0 inch

£1,424

Photography, Grotte de Glace II, Juliette Agnel

Grotte de Glace II

Juliette Agnel

Photography - 90 x 60 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 inch

£3,560

Photography, A view from Untzillatx (Identity Revelations series), Imanol Marrodán

A view from Untzillatx (Identity Revelations series)

Imanol Marrodán

Photography - 30 x 45 x 0.1 cm Photography - 11.8 x 17.7 x 0 inch

£801

Photography, No77 Spirit, Yevgeniy Repiashenko

No77 Spirit

Yevgeniy Repiashenko

Photography - 91 x 91 x 0.1 cm Photography - 35.8 x 35.8 x 0 inch

£1,313

Photography, Sharpness 02, Milen Radev

Sharpness 02

Milen Radev

Photography - 50.6 x 40.6 x 0.1 cm Photography - 19.9 x 16 x 0 inch

£659

Photography, Rhythmogramm 183A, Heinrich Heidersberger

Rhythmogramm 183A

Heinrich Heidersberger

Photography - 59.4 x 42 x 0.1 cm Photography - 23.4 x 16.5 x 0 inch

£1,202

Photography, Men's World 2, Olha Stepanian

Men's World 2

Olha Stepanian

Photography - 78.7 x 78.7 cm Photography - 31 x 31 inch

£1,517

Photography, Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch, Frank Powolny

Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch

Frank Powolny

Photography - 20.5 x 25.5 x 1 cm Photography - 8.1 x 10 x 0.4 inch

£890

Photography, Marilyn Monroe in Niagara, Bruno Bernard

Marilyn Monroe in Niagara

Bruno Bernard

Photography - 20.5 x 25.5 x 1 cm Photography - 8.1 x 10 x 0.4 inch

£890

Photography, Sans titre, Julien Drogoul

Sans titre

Julien Drogoul

Photography - 60 x 90 x 0.3 cm Photography - 23.6 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch

£801

Photography, Brigitte Bardot dans La Femme et le Pantin, Roger Corbeau

Brigitte Bardot dans La Femme et le Pantin

Roger Corbeau

Photography - 24.5 x 18 x 1 cm Photography - 9.6 x 7.1 x 0.4 inch

£712

Photography, Baladjolo, Fatoumata Diabaté

Baladjolo

Fatoumata Diabaté

Photography - 100 x 66 x 2 cm Photography - 39.4 x 26 x 0.8 inch

£2,670

Photography, 01501- Midway Lights, Simeon Posen

01501- Midway Lights

Simeon Posen

Photography - 25.4 x 30.5 x 5.1 cm Photography - 10 x 12 x 2 inch

£738

Photography, Sumo 4, Raynald Najosky

Sumo 4

Raynald Najosky

Photography - 40 x 60 x 1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

£1,424

Photography, Roll, Théo Gosselin

Roll

Théo Gosselin

Photography - 60 x 40 x 0.1 cm Photography - 23.6 x 15.7 x 0 inch

£1,513

Photography, Chrissie Hynde, Paris, Pierre Terrasson

Chrissie Hynde, Paris

Pierre Terrasson

Photography - 50 x 40 x 0.1 cm Photography - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch

£1,335

Photography, Upper Glasses Royal Ascot, Arthur Steel

Upper Glasses Royal Ascot

Arthur Steel

Photography - 48 x 61 x 1 cm Photography - 18.9 x 24 x 0.4 inch

£1,624

Photography, Memories and Dreams, Larsen Sotelo

Memories and Dreams

Larsen Sotelo

Photography - 81.3 x 61 cm Photography - 32 x 24 inch

£2,377

Photography, Femmes #20, Man Ray

Femmes #20

Man Ray

Photography - 30 x 22 x 0.1 cm Photography - 11.8 x 8.7 x 0 inch

£6,194

Photography, Memories, Dan Holmqvist

Memories

Dan Holmqvist

Photography - 100 x 70 x 0.2 cm Photography - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch

£950

Photography, Femme rêvée à la pierre, Michel Verna

Femme rêvée à la pierre

Michel Verna

Photography - 60 x 80 x 0.3 cm Photography - 23.6 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch

£846

Photography, Hug, Mihaela Ivanova

Hug

Mihaela Ivanova

Photography - 30 x 30 x 0.2 cm Photography - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch

£436

Photography, L'envol, Philippe Grincourt

L'envol

Philippe Grincourt

Photography - 39 x 59 x 0.3 cm Photography - 15.4 x 23.2 x 0.1 inch

£846

Photography, lusclnuS, Louis Blanc

lusclnuS

Louis Blanc

Photography - 70 x 70 x 1 cm Photography - 27.6 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch

£890

Photography, Beautiful Lies, Brendan North

Beautiful Lies

Brendan North

Photography - 61 x 91.4 cm Photography - 24 x 36 inch

£1,926

Photography, Nude Carla Bruni a genoux, Harper Bazar, Philippe Robert

Nude Carla Bruni a genoux, Harper Bazar

Philippe Robert

Photography - 110 x 82 x 2 cm Photography - 43.3 x 32.3 x 0.8 inch

£9,790

Photography, Sun Opera Bridge, Alastair Mc Naughton

Sun Opera Bridge

Alastair Mc Naughton

Photography - 24.5 x 34 cm Photography - 9.6 x 13.4 inch

£45

Photography, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao 1, Antoine Kubler

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao 1

Antoine Kubler

Photography - 42 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm Photography - 16.5 x 11.7 x 0 inch

£223

Photography, Botanical Studies - The B-Sides - No. 01, Matthias Conrad

Botanical Studies - The B-Sides - No. 01

Matthias Conrad

Photography - 75 x 50 x 0.1 cm Photography - 29.5 x 19.7 x 0 inch

£1,558

Photography, Passereaux trépassés 1 : Mésange charbonnière, Thierry Robert

Passereaux trépassés 1 : Mésange charbonnière

Thierry Robert

Photography - 30 x 40 x 0.1 cm Photography - 11.8 x 15.7 x 0 inch

£338

Photography, E.Doll n°65, Softtwix

E.Doll n°65

Softtwix

Photography - 52 x 78 x 0.1 cm Photography - 20.5 x 30.7 x 0 inch

£1,424

Photography, Les femmes guerrières, Charles Bayonne

Les femmes guerrières

Charles Bayonne

Photography - 80 x 60 x 0.5 cm Photography - 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

£1,068

Photography, Mark Ronson, Noa Grayevsky

Mark Ronson

Noa Grayevsky

Photography - 10.752 x 8.847 x 0.3 cm Photography - 4.2 x 3.5 x 0.1 inch

£1,335

Photography, The Art of Distortion 7, Paula Golemo

The Art of Distortion 7

Paula Golemo

Photography - 40 x 40 x 0.1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch

£160

Photography, Charge, Drew Doggett

Charge

Drew Doggett

Photography - 45.7 x 68.6 x 0.3 cm Photography - 18 x 27 x 0.1 inch

£1,353

Photography, L'Escalier, Christophe Battifero

L'Escalier

Christophe Battifero

Photography - 50 x 75 x 0.5 cm Photography - 19.7 x 29.5 x 0.2 inch

£516

Photography, Jump, Mourad Cherifi

Jump

Mourad Cherifi

Photography - 40 x 60 x 0.02 cm Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

£1,202

Photography, André Villers Photograph of Picasso, André Villers

André Villers Photograph of Picasso

André Villers

Photography - 40.64 x 50.8 x 0.1 cm Photography - 16 x 20 x 0 inch

£3,115

Photography, Loup blanc de face, V Munier

Loup blanc de face

V Munier

Photography - 50 x 75 x 5 cm Photography - 19.7 x 29.5 x 2 inch

£5,500

Photography, Ensayo, James Sparshatt

Ensayo

James Sparshatt

Photography - 40 x 50 cm Photography - 15.7 x 19.7 inch

£795

Photography, Noor, Daniel Holfeld

Noor

Daniel Holfeld

Photography - 80 x 53 cm Photography - 31.5 x 20.9 inch

£1,068

Photography, Melancholic Tulip, André Kertész

Melancholic Tulip

André Kertész

Photography - 30 x 23 x 1 cm Photography - 11.8 x 9.1 x 0.4 inch

£1,335

Photography, The girl from Seville #4 - Slices of Life Series, Anna Levesh

The girl from Seville #4 - Slices of Life Series

Anna Levesh

Photography - 100 x 75 cm Photography - 39.4 x 29.5 inch

£792

Photography, Children Shuttle, Hugo Gus Babey

Children Shuttle

Hugo Gus Babey

Photography - 70 x 120 x 0.2 cm Photography - 27.6 x 47.2 x 0.1 inch

£890

Photography, Rue Mouffetard, Uwe Ommer

Rue Mouffetard

Uwe Ommer

Photography - 50.8 x 40.6 x 0.3 cm Photography - 20 x 16 x 0.1 inch

£1,476

Photography, Kashi, John Kenny

Kashi

John Kenny

Photography - 67 x 45 x 2 cm Photography - 26.4 x 17.7 x 0.8 inch

£1,024

Photography, The eyes, Samuel Cueto

The eyes

Samuel Cueto

Photography - 40 x 50 x 1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

£801

Photography, Rolling Stones (1998), Kevin Westenberg

Rolling Stones (1998)

Kevin Westenberg

Photography - 40 x 51 cm Photography - 15.7 x 20.1 inch

£1,575

Photography, City Palace. Udaipur. Inde., Olivier Perrin

City Palace. Udaipur. Inde.

Olivier Perrin

Photography - 30 x 45 x 0.2 cm Photography - 11.8 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch

£668

Photography, L'Atelier, D-A Woisard

L'Atelier

D-A Woisard

Photography - 40 x 50 cm Photography - 15.7 x 19.7 inch

£712

Photography, Les mariés japonais du pont des arts, José Nicolas

Les mariés japonais du pont des arts

José Nicolas

Photography - 40 x 30 cm Photography - 15.7 x 11.8 inch

£267

Photography, Brando Bike, Russell Young

Brando Bike

Russell Young

Photography - 93 x 73 x 3 cm Photography - 36.6 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch

£11,123

Photography, La valse du réfectoire - série Une Vie de Moine, Jean-François Talivez

La valse du réfectoire - série Une Vie de Moine

Jean-François Talivez

Photography - 23 x 35 x 0.1 cm Photography - 9.1 x 13.8 x 0 inch

£392

Photography, Sans Titre, Jean-François Spricigo

Sans Titre

Jean-François Spricigo

Photography - 27.5 x 27.5 x 1 cm Photography - 10.8 x 10.8 x 0.4 inch

£2,314

Photography, Succession, David Yarrow

Succession

David Yarrow

Photography - 180 x 274 x 5 cm Photography - 70.9 x 107.9 x 2 inch

£35,600

Photography, Twisted Branch, Jan Gordon

Twisted Branch

Jan Gordon

Photography - 76.2 x 76.2 x 0.4 cm Photography - 30 x 30 x 0.15 inch

£779

Photography, Still Cassius Clay V, Gerry Cranham

Still Cassius Clay V

Gerry Cranham

Photography - 30 x 45 x 0.1 cm Photography - 11.8 x 17.7 x 0 inch

£881

Photography, Things aren't always what they seem, On Hansen

Things aren't always what they seem

On Hansen

Photography - 69 x 100 x 0.3 cm Photography - 27.2 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch

£1,230

Photography, Urbain brutalisme - Digital Art digigraphie, Claire Giraudeau

Urbain brutalisme - Digital Art digigraphie

Claire Giraudeau

Photography - 40 x 30 cm Photography - 15.7 x 11.8 inch

£134

Photography, London Lovers, Kurt Hurton

London Lovers

Kurt Hurton

Photography - 76.2 x 50.8 cm Photography - 30 x 20 inch

£595

Photography, Grand Ecran 14, Bruno Fournier

Grand Ecran 14

Bruno Fournier

Photography - 17 x 31 x 1 cm Photography - 6.7 x 12.2 x 0.4 inch

£757

Photography, Mada 3, Olivier Le Brun

Mada 3

Olivier Le Brun

Photography - 30 x 45 cm Photography - 11.8 x 17.7 inch

£939

Photography, Ki no kioku (Memory of tree), ise-jingu, Ise city, Mie prefecture, 2023-11, n°1, Teddy Peix

Ki no kioku (Memory of tree), ise-jingu, Ise city, Mie prefecture, 2023-11, n°1

Teddy Peix

Photography - 17 x 20 x 0.01 cm Photography - 6.7 x 7.9 x 0 inch

£240

Photography, Calligraphing en l'air #6, Cody Choi

Calligraphing en l'air #6

Cody Choi

Photography - 75 x 50 x 1.5 cm Photography - 29.5 x 19.7 x 0.6 inch

£1,500

Photography, In Mood, Switzerland, Mindaugas Gabrenas

In Mood, Switzerland

Mindaugas Gabrenas

Photography - 36 x 36 x 0.1 cm Photography - 14.2 x 14.2 x 0 inch

£801

Photography, Marilyn on the Roof, Ed Feingersh

Marilyn on the Roof

Ed Feingersh

Photography - 76.2 x 50.8 cm Photography - 30 x 20 inch

£792

Photography, Elvis Presley, Harry Hammond

Elvis Presley

Harry Hammond

Photography - 76.2 x 76.2 cm Photography - 30 x 30 inch

£734

Photography, Nick Cave, Detlev Schneider

Nick Cave

Detlev Schneider

Photography - 50 x 40 cm Photography - 19.7 x 15.7 inch

£801

Photography, Anonymous Face, Darios Tossou

Anonymous Face

Darios Tossou

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.8 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.3 inch

£1,647

Photography, Polaroil, Pauline Corto

Polaroil

Pauline Corto

Photography - 57 x 40 x 0.3 cm Photography - 22.4 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch

£427

Photography, Dont Walk, Karol Kállay

Dont Walk

Karol Kállay

Photography - 30 x 30 cm Photography - 11.8 x 11.8 inch

£979

Photography, Tornando con le spese, Novembre 1955 - New York, Fabrizio La Torre

Tornando con le spese, Novembre 1955 - New York

Fabrizio La Torre

Photography - 60 x 42 x 0.5 cm Photography - 23.6 x 16.5 x 0.2 inch

£1,469

Photography, Les amoureux du pavillon Baltard désaffecté, Pierre Boulat

Les amoureux du pavillon Baltard désaffecté

Pierre Boulat

Photography - 36 x 24 x 0.3 cm Photography - 14.2 x 9.4 x 0.1 inch

£890

Photography, Petal hat, John French

Petal hat

John French

Photography - 152.4 x 101.6 cm Photography - 60 x 40 inch

£868

Photography, Cubic Feet Empaquetages, Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Cubic Feet Empaquetages

Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Photography - 50 x 70 x 0.2 cm Photography - 19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch

£4,005

Photography, Lost & Found, Maud Chalard

Lost & Found

Maud Chalard

Photography - 20 x 30 x 2 cm Photography - 7.9 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

£356

Photography, Victoire Montmorency, Pierre Schwartz

Victoire Montmorency

Pierre Schwartz

Photography - 80 x 80 cm Photography - 31.5 x 31.5 inch

£712

Photography, WhatEyeAm VII, Emanuele Cucuzza

WhatEyeAm VII

Emanuele Cucuzza

Photography - 90 x 60 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 inch

£890

Photography, HRH Princess Elizabeth With HRH The Prince of Wales, Cecil Beaton

HRH Princess Elizabeth With HRH The Prince of Wales

Cecil Beaton

Photography - 76.2 x 76.2 cm Photography - 30 x 30 inch

£990

Photography, Ray Charles, Philippe Gras

Ray Charles

Philippe Gras

Photography - 60 x 60 x 0.3 cm Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

£846

Photography, Loulou Cassis, Bernard Biancotto

Loulou Cassis

Bernard Biancotto

Photography - 60 x 90 x 1 cm Photography - 23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch

£534

Photography, El Duende 16, Clara Cena

El Duende 16

Clara Cena

Photography - 40 x 40 x 0.1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch

£757

Photography, Ituango, Pigment Prints, Miguel Winograd

Ituango, Pigment Prints

Miguel Winograd

Photography - 96 x 78 x 0.3 cm Photography - 37.8 x 30.7 x 0.1 inch

£738

Photography, Recconais qu'il y a toujours une inconnue, Julie Peiffer

Recconais qu'il y a toujours une inconnue

Julie Peiffer

Photography - 62 x 40 x 0.5 cm Photography - 24.4 x 15.7 x 0.2 inch

£1,068

Photography, 1910 Arbres  Trees, Eugène Druet

1910 Arbres Trees

Eugène Druet

Photography - 59 x 50 x 0.5 cm Photography - 23.2 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch

£1,113

Photography, Nature-morte aux pinceaux, Pierre Brochet

Nature-morte aux pinceaux

Pierre Brochet

Photography - 30 x 40 cm Photography - 11.8 x 15.7 inch

£401

Photography, Noir 01 “Black River”, Hengki Koentjoro

Noir 01 “Black River”

Hengki Koentjoro

Photography - 43 x 43 x 0.02 cm Photography - 16.9 x 16.9 x 0 inch

£846

Photography, La montée des eaux, Fabienne Cresens

La montée des eaux

Fabienne Cresens

Photography - 100 x 100 cm Photography - 39.4 x 39.4 inch

£979

Photography, Lelo 1, Cristina Aldehuela

Lelo 1

Cristina Aldehuela

Photography - 40 x 60 x 0.1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

£979

Photography, Financial District New York, Claude Guillaumin

Financial District New York

Claude Guillaumin

Photography - 50 x 70 x 1 cm Photography - 19.7 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch

£1,424

Photography, Flowers of delusion, Elena Raceala

Flowers of delusion

Elena Raceala

Photography - 61 x 91.4 x 0.3 cm Photography - 24 x 36 x 0.1 inch

£961

Photography, Hidden place, Joël Cadiou

Hidden place

Joël Cadiou

Photography - 21 x 30 cm Photography - 8.3 x 11.8 inch

£712

Photography, Johnny Thunders, Jean-Pierre Roux

Johnny Thunders

Jean-Pierre Roux

Photography - 60 x 90 cm Photography - 23.6 x 35.4 inch

£1,771

Black and White Photography for Sale

Black and white photography is today one of countless photographic techniques and yet it was at one time the only type of photography available. This is the reason why it often tends to be associated with historical works and a vintage feel.

In the 1830s, Nièpce discovered how to print images onto metal plates. When he died in 1833, Louis Daguerre, followed by Francois Arago, continued to develop his research, resulting in the invention of the daguerreotype which consisted of an image printed onto a silver plate when exposed to the light. Together they invented photography.

The first black and white photos began to appear. Initially used for research purposes, photography started to spread as daguerreotype studios opened everywhere. Black and white portraits immortalized the faces of the upper middle classes and would later be used to capture all members of society. Celebrities were also a popular subject choice and many photographers specialized in taking their portraits, as Jean-Loup Sieff did all throughout his career almost a century after the invention of photography.

The first colored photographs soon followed. The technique was invented as early as 1860 but was not put to use until a century later. In the meantime, many unforgettable artists began to demonstrate their talents for art photography. Street photography, for example, was a key trend during the 20th century, with major photographers such as Robert Doisneau, Brassi and Henri Cartier-Bresson capturing the urban landscape of the time. All three were masters of taking candid photos. They succeeded in making fleeting moments last forever in monochrome images. Sometimes humorous, sometimes romantic, or even just a little bizarre, they take us back in time to days gone by. Looking at such rare and fragile moments can be like going through old postcards from the past, and although we enjoy looking at them, they can provoke a sense of nostalgia and melancholy.

In the United States, the humanist Walker Evans led the way for black and white photography, capturing the daily life of modern America with his analogue camera, whether it be in the New York subway or on the highways of the Deep South. A little later, Robert Frank photographed the faces of America and the American people with his remarkable black and white shots, recognizable thanks to his highly distinctive photographic technique and composition.

Of course, black and white photography is not limited to the representation of everyday scenes. It can also sublimate landscapes, as demonstrated by Kasra's shots. The black and white blend perfectly with the long exposure to create an effect of softness, floating and the passage of time quite exceptional. We could also mention Michael Kenna and Ricky Cohete who particularly excel in this field.

Some works fascinate by the perfect complementarity of these two colors: black, which is often associated with nothingness and sadness, and white, which is associated with light and hope. In the West at least, because it can have a completely opposite meaning in other cultures like Japan. The union of these two shades accentuates the contrasts and highlights the forms in a sober and elegant way. It often directs our attention to a single subject.

Often used to provoke a feeling of nostalgia, black and white unconsciously inscribes the works in history by conveying a timeless message, frozen in time.

Artsper invites you to take a stroll through time with this selection of works by Brno Del Zou, Yevgeniy Repiashenko, Emmanuelle Barbaras, Bert Stern, Alexander Benz and Hervé Gloaguen.

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What does black and white mean in photography?

In photography, black and white means that all color has been removed from the image, leaving just shades of gray that span from black to white. This can either be done digitally or by using black and white film. 

What is good about black and white photography?

Many photographers and artists use black and white photography because it removes the distraction of color from an image. This can draw more focus to elements of the image such as the facial expression or gesture of the subject, the composition, or the shapes and textures.

What techniques are used in black and white photography?

Black and white photography is generally shot using the same equipment as color photography (although if film, using black and white film), but artists may optimise their results by looking for high contrast images, light sources, and interesting textures.