Black and White Photography

All photographs by Dan Kosmayer

Simply speaking, black and white photography is the art of using different tones of gray in a photograph, ranging from white to dark. However, we are emotional creatures; an image that is stripped of color leaves a completely different set of emotions that we can interpret what we see. We are some incredibly imaginative and creative creatures, and a black and white photograph allows the viewer to the view photograph through their own imagination.

Moody Black and White image of Antarctica storm approaching

Antarctica Blowing Snow The black and white photo of the coastline of this Antarctica landscape looks like an ominous storm approaching. The clouds hovering above...

Boardwalk in Grassy Marsh

Canadian National Park Boardwalk in Grassy Marsh at Point Pelee National Park Canada. The Canadian park, with its wooden boardwalk, gently leads the viewer through...

Abandoned Whaling Station Antarctica

Whaler's Bay Deception Island In addition to the beautiful landscapes and wildlife to photograph, the Antarctic is also home to numerous whaling stations that have...

Abstract architectural detail Reichstag dome 03

Reichstag in Berlin The Reichstag in Berlin is a fascinating piece of architecture. The glass inner dome shown here is a direct view of the German parliament,...

Antarctica Iceberg in Snowstorm

The cold ominous iceberg in the inky black water of the Antarctic looks small without a visual reference.  To put the size in perspective,...

Art deco door with arrows and porthole

Dublin creative arrow door Creative storefront door in Dublin, Ireland. The black and white photograph has one of the most unique and interesting doors I...

James A Hannah Great Lakes Tugboat

Abandoned Great Lakes Tugboat James A. Hannah I was exploring Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on a rainy weekend and wandered over to the various harbors and...

Aerial View Old Prague

The high vantage point of view of the streets of Old Prague highlights the exciting architecture and buildings of the old European city with...

Boarded up farmhouse in rural Romania

Rundown and boarded up of home I love to photograph almost anything old and decaying. I find a sense of history; time passed; lives are...

1950s Lincoln Continental hood ornament

If you are a retro or vintage car enthusiast, you should quickly identify this hood ornament as a classic Lincoln Continental emblem. The black...

Abandoned Buildings in British Columbia Inter Passage

Butedale Salmon Cannery Princess Royal Island Butedale abandoned buildings on British Columbia Inter Passage. The image with a limited, or black and white, color pallet...

Laneway in Venice with people motion blur

The hustle and bustle of small narrow laneways in Venice This image was taken nearly 20 years ago. I was in Venice with my family....

Classic car door detail fine art

Closeup image of a classic car in an outdoor museum in Anchorage Alaska During a photography tour to Alaska to shoot brown bears, I ran...