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Colour is everything - Black and White is more

by Yvette Depaepe

Look, listen and enjoy this wonderful selection of “colourful” black and white images from outstanding 1x photographers.  

The black and white vs colour debate is a very personal debate.  Some photographers much prefer the vibrancy of colour photography.

Many fine art photographers prefer black and white images for their tendency to distance the subject matter from reality. Humans see the world in colour, and a rendition of the world in monochrome makes us pause and look closely. Removing colour from a picture helps the viewer to focus on a subject’s emotional state.

The creative process with black and white images is like moulding clay, one can shape it into a myriad of shapes.  Black and white images can be strong, high contrast and powerful – or they can be so soft, gentle and subtle.

I lost my heart and soul in black and white photography. It gives me the feeling that I can better communicate and convey emotions, thoughts and feelings.  

Black and white is less of an aesthetic, but more of a feeling.

A statement that most of the black and white photographers will agree with.
All images from the video can be admired here under.

It was hard to make a selection between so many excellent moody shots in the 1x galery.


"Very windy day at the coast" by Ben Goossens 



“Quiet dreams...” by Anna Niemic

“If I only could fly” by Marc Apers


“Oceano Mare” by milena seita


“A night At The Bay” by Gustav Davidsson


“ALONE” by Sajin Sasidharan


“Last Boat Back To You” by milena seita


“Slowdive” by Paulo Abrantes


by Yucel Basoglu


by Yucel Basoglu


by Massimo Della Latta


“Magic Waters” by Alberto Bresciani


“The Tree IV” by George Digalakis


“Fly away with me” by Yvette Depaepe



“Endless prairies” by Yvette Depaepe


“Traces of light 3” by Hilde Ghesquiere


by Sherry Akrami


“The secure ground of home...” by Yvette Depaepe


“Sheperd” by Clas Gustafson EFIAP



by Sherry Akrami



“head bowed – forgive me” by Simona Forte



“Sicily” by Holger Droste



“Free as the Wind” by Kapuschinsky


“days of wonder” by Anja Buehrer



“Autumn in me” by Dragan Milovanovic



“Long Way Home” by Mirela Momanu



by Hengki Lee



by Teruhiko Tsuchida



“Eiffel serene” by Sol Marrades


Thank you so much dear Yvette!
All pleasure is mine, dear Sherry!
Very effective and beautiful selection of B&W images, backed by an inspiring musical piece ... I am curious of the music title ...
Celtic Harp Relaxing Music - author unknown! Thanks for your compliment and appreciation, dear Paul! Cheers, Yvette
Lovely selection dear Yvette.thanks so much.
Thank you, Mohammadreza! Highly appreciated, my friend!!! Cheers, Yvette
The paintings are beautiful dear Yvette and the selection is more than wonderful ... I wished I were among my friends at this celebration...Congratulations to my dear friends
Thanks a lot, Oussama. Difficult to choose between so many excellent images for this selection. More videos on different topics to come in the future. I'm sure you will be part of them someday ;-) Best regards, Yvette
Fantastic selection Yvette !!! Grtz, NIck
Thank you so much, Nick ;-) Best greetings, Yvette
Great work, great selection, great music too. Thanks Yvette!
So glad to hear that you like it, Rob! Thanks a lot for your appreciation. Greetings, Yvette
dear Yvette, Fantastic selection, fantastic work, congrats my friend! Have a nice weekend!!
Thanks for your enthusiastic reaction, Martin! Without all the great photographers of 1x this shouldn't have been possible! Cheers, Yvette
What a beautiful selection! Thanks dear Yvette :)
;-) Thanks, Anja! I made it with lots of pleasure. Have a great weekend, cheers, Yvette
Good work Yvette,I find myself in your words.Congrats.
Glad you do, Alexandra! Thanks a lot ;-). Cheers, Yvette
Many thanks for this selection. I love every pieces of them. Masterpieces !
Thanks a lot, dear friend. Yes, they are all masterpieces ;-) Have a great weekend, cheers, Yvette
What a wonderful collection. It was pure bliss to look through all of these fantastic images.
Thanks for your fine reaction and appreciation, Darren! All credits go to the photographers!!! Cheers, Yvette
Wonderful Video with superb Photos! I Love it! Many thanks!
Thanks for your enthusiastic response, Nic! Cheers, Yvette
Congratulations to all of you for this magnificent images... and Yvette... you did a great job. This video is fantastic with the nice music... Best regards... Gil
Thanks a lot, GIl! And one more time congrats to all the photographers. Without them I would not have been able to make this video.
Great selection ... thanks dear Yvette!
I enjoyed making this video, Ben ;-) Thanks for your fine reaction!
Wonderful photos, beautiful video. Thank you so much Yvette. I am very pleased and honored to be among such great photographers. Congratulations to all.
It is all about BW mood photography and you, dear Milena, certainly belong in this video. You know how much I like your work. Cheers, Yvette
great photos ! Thanks Yvette !
Thank you, Eddy! Was heel leuk om te maken... Prettig weekend, Yvette
Honored to be and compliment everyone.
Thanks, Massimo! Congrats and of course my compliments, to all the authors ;-)
I was able to enjoy the world of very nice black and white. I would like to say thanks to Dear Yvette who created a wonderful video.
Thank you so much for your appreciation, dear Teruhiko! It was very nice to put together this video. Wish you a great weekend! Cheers, Yvette