Inspiration: Shades of Black II

Life is like a good black and white photograph, there’s black, there’s white, and lots of shades in between. ~ Karl Heiner

Brad and Angelina, 2005 ~ Steven Klein

The Chrysler Building in Hotel Room, 1997 ~ Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Coffee Trip, 2011 ~ © of Brendan Comey via

Lost and Lonely ~ Thomas Hawk

'Bladerunner' ~ promotional photo

Rain in Martin Place, Sydney, 1937 ~ Sam Hood (State Library of NSW collection)

New York, Jan 1953 ~ Maloof Collection

New York: Chinatown Reflections ~ Matthew Goddard-Jones

Umbrellas of Belgrade ~ © of

The Reservoir in Central Park ~ Marina Chetner

Empty Streets of Paris ~ © of Brandie Raasch via

Marilyn Monroe and James Dean in NY ~ Photographer Unknown

Rural France ~ © of Jean-Pierre de Greef via

Le baiser de l'Hotel de Ville, 1950 ~ Robert Doisneau

Coming in from the Cold ~ © of Karen McRae via


41 thoughts on “Inspiration: Shades of Black II

  1. What a beautiful juxtaposition of b&w images…There’s joy and wonder, mystery, exhilaration, there’s even a touch of melancholy, everything that makes this life so worth while, so worth living. Thanks, Marina.

  2. Thanks for the B&W photo inspiration this morning! I love the one of the father with the two children being reflected in the puddle in New York. Black and white has such a romantic magic feel to it. Makes me want to go grab my camera and wander around outside to find some good B&W images!

    • Hi stuart! It has been a bladerunner kinda week 🙂 that building and Deckard’s home are in LA. Believe me, I am dying to go there just to photograph the two spaces! Unless you beat me to it..

    • Hi! Wow, thank you. That’s a really cool thing to read this Wednesday morning – I appreciate it! I also love the Brad and Angelina one – it is so powerful and I had to start the post with it. Thanks again!

  3. I love the first quote, it’s so true! Unless you are wearing a pair of pink glasses 😀 B&W is so classy, it always was and will always be the best combination ever! 😀 Thanks for sharing these wonderful images! 😀

    • I actually stumbled on the quote after I selected the photos ~ I thought it fit perfectly. That sounds like a great idea – to go through some old photos and see what mood you can re-create! Thank you for taking a look 🙂

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  5. What a beautiful set of powerful, magical images. It is obvious that you spent a great deal of time considering and compiling candidates. Thank you!

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