Black and White Photography

All photographs by Dan Kosmayer

Black and white photography allows the viewer to engage with the photograph using their own imagination. It sparks interest, and captures attention. By stripping an image of its colour a photographer can evoke emotions and encourage the viewer to focus on the more subtle details or texture, lighting, and composition. Dan Kosmayer’s black-and-white photography collection focusses on the visual narrative, and uses the monotone approach in order to highlight the textural story within the photo. From unforgettable landscapes, to inspiring architecture, to striking portraits, Dan’s use of black-and-white is arresting, and free to explore right here on Kozzi.

Wupatki Indian Ruins

Featured in this travel photograph is a very old Wupatike building still standing in the American Southwest desert.  The black and white photograph is...

Old barn in Ontario Canada

Every province in Canada and state in the United States has plenty of rural barns. This old barn in Ontario, Canada, is no different...

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,...

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...

New York Skyline Architectural Detail

Kurt Vonnegut famously labeled New York City as "Sky Scraper National Park." I can not agree more. The American city is filled with tall...

Manhattan Windows Fine Art Black and White

This Manhattan Windows Stock Image Tells a Story of History through Photography Situated at the heart of America's Melting Pot, this Manhattan Windows image captures...

Toronto homeless man with long beard

Man in torn clothing walking on the street This image is one of my first 'street photography' images. I shot this image about 20 years...

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...

China Tibet Mountain Range

This mountain photograph near the Tibetan region of Northern China has an eerie baren look with the barren mountains and few trees.  We are at...

People walking W39th street New York City hot summer

New York is a remarkable city and remains my favorite place to stroll on the streets for photographic opportunities. I like this photograph taken...

Chicago Bean Building Reflection black and white

Cloud Gate Mirrored Bean Shaped Sculpture The black and white travel photograph of the Chicago bean image is a work of art taking advantage of...

Abstract architectural detail Reichstag dome 04

The glass dome of the Reichstag The Reichstag's dome or cupola has an impressive central glass cylinder designed to reflect natural light into the plenary...

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...

Rooftops in the city of Prague 2

The ancient city of Prague is viewed over the rooftops. This black and white travel photograph features the incredible architecture and old European buildings in...

New York City Buildings

Black and White Image of New York Office Building This image of New York City Buildings captivates me. It's a window into people's lives. Look...

FDR Drive photographed from the Manhattan Bridge

New York City Street Traffic FDR Drive was photographed from the Manhattan Bridge, New York City. The Manhattan Bridge has many photo opportunities. From the...

Snow covered tree in Northern Canadian old Farmhouse

Fitting that I am writing this today as most of Southern Ontario, Canada is under a 'winter storm warning.' The snow-covered trees in this...

Snow Covered Trees in Haliburton Highlands Canada

This landscape stock photograph features a group of evergreen trees with their fresh snow clinging onto the branches.  The fresh snowfall makes for a...

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,...

Dodge Truck Cab broken and abandoned in black and white

This photograph features an old truck that has been destroyed and abandoned.  I found it discarded in the Haliburton forests, north of Toronto.  I...

Dunedin Train Station

Dunedin Railway Station – New Zealand The Dunedin Railway station is one of New Zealand's finest historical buildings and an excellent example of railroad architecture.  The...

Abandoned Buildings in British Columbia Inter Passage

Butedale abandoned buildings on British Columbia Inter Passage. The image with a limited, or black and white, color pallet shows three large buildings in...

Abstract architectural detail Reichstag dome 06

Detail inside view of the dome in Reichstag building. The Reichstag building in Berlin, German, is where the federal government assembly (lower house) of the...

Fishing huts on the shore of PEI Canada

Fishing Buildings Charlotte, Prince Edward Island Canada The weather was rainy and gloomy in the Canadian Maritimes. The Maritimes are famous for their fisheries industry....

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...

Ancient library books with ladder

The Long Room and the Book of Kells at Trinity College This old library detail bookshelf photograph is from the Long Room of the Old...

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...

Hardened man portrait 3

A powerful portrait of a middle-aged tough-looking man willing to take a street portrait Really friendly people in Ireland. This face has character.  This fellow...

Bundestag Building Rooftop Berlin Germany

Reichstag building in Berlin View of the Reichstag Bundestag building rooftop at night in Berlin, Germany. The black and white image in this photo is...

Corkscrew Hill Ireland Aerial

View of the area from the Corkscrew Hill in the County Clare, West Ireland This past summer, I spent three weeks driving all around Ireland...

Abstract architectural detail Reichstag dome 07

The Interior view of the glass dome on top of the rebuilt Reichstag building in Berlin Architect Norman Foster transformed the original neo-Renaissance style Reichstag...

1956 Lincoln Capri covered rear wheel well

Rear-wheel covered by a detachable fender skirt on 1956 Lincoln Capri The rear wheel fender skirt or shields was initially introduced in 1932 by Graham-Page's...

Abstract architectural detail Reichstag dome 02

Berlin Bundestag building rooftop sphere in Berlin Germany The German Government's Reichstag building reconstruction project was completed in 1999 and is now one of Germany's...

9/11 Makeshift memorial New York City

The tragic events and heroic sacrifices endured in New York on September 11th are etched in our minds forever.  Before constructing the Freedom Tower,...

Abstract architectural detail Reichstag dome 05

Modern urban architecture in the Berlin dome Reichstag building The Reichstag building and its modern architecture dome are considered a top 10 must-see architectural wonders in...

Abandoned furniture store in Georgia

Abandoned commercial business  Here is another of the series of abandoned buildings that I have been adding to Kozzi over the years. I photographed this...

Ontario abandoned factory in ruin

Abandoned Building Theme I found this old factory in my travels in Northern Ontario. The building has been abandoned for many decades and sits boarded...

Tibetan Man In Mask

Look Into the Eyes. When I travel to remote areas in the world, I love to photograph people.  Sometimes, serendipity leads to me some of...

Typical pub small rural town Ireland

Front facade Irish Pub Strolling around the lovely small rural towns of Southern Ireland reveals many photographic gems. This image of a typical Irish pub...

Small abandoned garage South Whitley Indiana

Old auto repair garage abandoned long ago. This urban-themed stock photograph features an old '50s style old abandoned garage.  The empty abandoned building has been...

1956 Oldsmobile Super 88 Coupe

This fine-art black and white classic car photograph focus on the chrome bumper, airfoil grille, and headlight of this 1956 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday...

French mansion that looks like a horror house

On a drive north into rural France, I happened to stumble up a unique building.  This house, or mansion, has great lines and shape....

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....

Abandoned home in Southern Georgia

Rural Savannah Georgia House Mac's place is an old, abandoned wood home that I found why wondering in Southern Georgia. I love the character of...

Horseshoe Canyon Black and White

The Horseshoe Bend in Arizona This beautiful scenery of the Horseshoe Bend Canyon image is found in the region of badlands southwest of the United...

Abstract architectural detail Reichstag dome

Architecture Reichstag Dome Night View The modern architectural masterpiece of the Reichstag Dome is a must-see landmark in Berlin, Germany. The glass-domed structure is on...

Old tree grows out of a rock face against all odds

Partial views of a tree in rock are found in the Haliburton Highlands, Canada. The tree stump sits on the edge of a river growing...

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...

Dramatic black and white street photo Dublin

Two men sitting on a bench Two men sitting on a bench on the streets of Temple district Dublin Ireland.  The fine art street photography...

New York City skyline in 2009 before the Freedom Tower

This New York photograph was taken from the Hudson River when I was boating from Florida to Maine in 2009.  Although the construction of...