Black and White Portraits: 25 Stunning Inspirations for Your Next Shoot

Black and white portraits are back in style. Even with the capabilities of modern digital cameras to produce pictures in vivid colors and high contrasts, black and white remains to be one of the best options when it comes to portraits. The absence of colors in black and white portraits tends to draw the attention of the viewers to light value, contrast, and texture of photographs. It is also more challenging for photographers to be able to bring out the emotions of the subject with the absence of colors.

For your inspiration, we are posting here today 25 amazing and full-of-emotions black and white portraits. Mastering the the technique could take a lot of practice but learning the basic principles of black and white portraiture will make you one of the best black and white portrait photographer someday. Just take a careful look at these examples below. We also provided the link to the talented photographers who took these shots so you can browse through their portfolio containing thousands more inspiring photographs. Larger version of the preview photos as well as the story behind each portrait can be viewed by clicking on the images.


25 INSPIRING EXAMPLES OF BLACK AND WHITE PORTRAITS

If you need inspiration in capturing your own black and white portraits, then just scroll down and be motivated to shoot your own versions of these photographs. To view more black and white portraits, simply click on the link to the author’s page.

Unzipped by eugkyr

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Uncertainty by Risquillo

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Back to Black by Furtive Lungs

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Tribal Initiation by Hendrik

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On my Mind by liquid sunny day

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Funeral by ultramaryna

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Summer by larafairie

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Black Lava by Cristynna Necropolis

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Black and White Life by fatallook

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The Queen by zemotion

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Pondering the Future by Colmar Wocke

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Sisters by Joris

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Water Lilly by Ralph Meznar

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Last August by emma-id

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Window Pain by AnnaMariaDeMari

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Completely Exposed by indiae

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FarisQ by R3ndybl4ck

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Night Song by indiae

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The Mind Reader by Ario Wibisono

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Caught you by blooding

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Annan by xxsweetdangerxx

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Hidden Beauty by jfphotography

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The Rain 2 by KoryAntre

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Konchilis’ sni by Eliara

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Between Darkness and Wonder by DarknessWonder

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