Based in New York, Austin Quintana is a photographer and filmmaker using analog tools to create their work. Austin's photographic work consists of personal documentary and portraiture. Austin's recent project "Where The Valley Sings" is an exploration of their family's land, the people currently living on it, the people that came before them, and their relationship with the space.https://austin-quintana.format.com
Pierre Vanneste is a photographer and filmmaker based between Brussels and Dakar, specializing in long-term projects. He questions the relationship that Human has with his environment as well as the social issues that arise from it. His work has been published in media such as Médiapart, Libération, DOC! photo magazine, Courrier International (web), Equal-Times or Alter Echo.https://pierre-vanneste.format.com
Richard Israel, aka The Portrait Provocateur, was born and raised in London, England and now based in the USA. Richard is drawn to raw beauty, movement, mood and texture. He describes his work as a modern restyling of the classic portrait, always in black and white. His inspirations are the Magnum photographers of the 1950’s and 60’s.https://portraitprovocateur.format.com
Trying your hand at black and white film photography will help train your eye in understanding and visualizing scenes in black and white. When you are able to visualize your world this way, you might see more opportunities for when and where to photograph in black and white.
Francesco Silvestri is an Italian American photographer that spends his time between Auckland, New Zealand and New Hampshire, and Maine in the U.S. In the early '80s, Francesco shifted from oil painting to photography. The exhibited photographs on his website are from a series focusing on the effects of the waves on the seashore. He believes that these sensual imprints are made all the more magical by the knowledge that they will only exist for a brief moment.https://francesco-silvestri.format.com
James Moreton is a self-taught photographer working on multiple projects. Recently, James has been focusing on the landscape and its influence on the people who live there. James also co-founded and run AllFormat Collective - a group of 15 photographers bound through a love of film.https://jamesmoreton.format.com
Robert Bolton is a fine art photographer based in the UK. Robert's images emphasize tranquility, minimalism and a "less is more" aesthetic. Most of his work includes the sea and although not exclusively black and white; monochrome is a preference. Robert's work has been featured in Black & White Photography Magazine and Monochrome Photography Awards 2019 and 2020.https://robert-bolton.format.com
Based in Italy, Diego Canini is a photographer who shoots exclusively with film. An editorial graphic designer by profession, Diego approached photography in 2017 shooting digitally and then switched to film, developing, and printing his own negatives.https://diego-canini.format.com
Black and white photography is rich with history, which means you have a lot of content to look back on and gain inspiration from. Get acquainted with B&W legends like Robert Mapplethorpe, Ansel Adams, Brassaï, and Vivian Maier. Pay attention to their composition methods, how they used contrast, and highlighted details, and incorporate or move away from what you do and don't like.
Lorraine Khamali is a London-based photographer and filmmaker, originally from Kenya. Khamali's work involves capturing and documenting intimate portraits showcasing the beauty of the ordinary. Khamali's images tell stories inspired by her life experiences and interests in art, literature, music, and film whilst combining fashion and documentary to create her narratives.https://lorrainekhamali.format.com
Shulan Wang is a Chinese photographer, based in Paris, France. She is mainly engaged in fine art photography of black and white, thinking about how to find eternal existence in the poetic chaos from naturalistic materials. And she also expected to find the eternal existence in the lost chaos - the balance between rationality and poetry inside in nature. Her photographic works cover landscapes, animals, portraits, still life, and the study in camera-less photography.https://shulan-wang-pyqq.format.com
Alfredo Gómez Pérez began photography in 1998. His time in photography has been versatile, covering various photographic techniques in a self-taught way. He has participated in seminars and workshops with renowned photographers, such as Juan Rodrigo Llaguno, Erick Estada, Juan Pons, Larry Ditto and Héctor Astorga. His particular perspective and crude artistic sense seeks to reveal an essential and binding humanity in the dimension of the emotions of others and how they relate to the viewer.https://alfredo-gomez.format.com
Born in Togo, Solomon Jamy Brown spent his early years there, becoming fascinated by the black and white photography that was his biologist father’s passion. Moving to Paris to train as a software engineer, Solomon was drawn to photography as a way of understanding and representing people. His 2016 portraits of activists and volunteers, “Osez Citoyen”, were exhibited at the city’s Place de la République under the auspices of the Young Economic Chamber of Paris.https://sbrown.format.com
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