Black and White Photography

One of my favorite things to do is find just the right artwork for a client’s home.  I’m always on the lookout for a sculpture, painter, or photographer whose work would be a perfect fit for a particular client or space.  There are certain types of works I seem to naturally gravitate toward, such as black and white photography.  The dramatic contrast of this medium is something I have always loved.

Zebra photo by Jenvanw at Deviant Art

Photo by Annie Leibovitz

Lips

Vintage dancer photo

My favorite black and white photographs, however, have to be those of iconic celebrities.  These instantly recognizable faces are legendary in their own right, but when captured in a black and white photo, whether it’s a posed shot or a spontaneous moment, the result is a fascinating piece of art.

Elvis Presley, a major music icon.

Sophia Loren, photographed in Rome by David “Chim” Seymour

Classic Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany’s

James Dean: Ultra sultry and one of my favorites!

The one and only Marilyn Monroe.

Another favorite of mine, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, photographed by Ron Galella.