Top 10 Most Amazing Black And White Images By Photographer Of The Day: Alexander Krivitskiy.

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Ever heard the saying by Samuel Fuller: Life is in color, but black and white is more realistic
I think we love black and white Images because They seem to touch us more, hold more resonance, and are somehow ‘truer’ to their subject than color images. You can achieve stunning results with black and white images in any condition and environment – you don’t need to wait for the sun to come out!
These images below are captured by the amazing photographer- Alexander Krivitskiy.
BW photography has that hint of sentimentality and nostalgia which makes them timeless. In such a brightly colored world, I always feel unique when I experiment with BW images, don't you think so?
When you see a beautiful monotone image, the impact can be far more powerful and much more eloquent than a colorful photo and that's how we feel when we look at a few images by Alexander.
A good black and white image can enhance a subject’s features and create a clearer picture of what they look like. It seems counter-intuitive but when you compare color and black and white versions of the same image, you will see exactly what I mean.
Black and white is abstract; color is not. Looking at a black and white photograph, you are already looking at a strange world.- Joel Sternfeld
According to Federico Alegría, Unlike color photography, black and white photography is quite open to interpretation. It would be very hard to guess a color based on a gray area.
With color out of the picture, black and white aesthetics opens the door for a deeper visual reading. It can also emphasize the emotional story and emotions of the subject. The same composition can be stronger in black and white. 
Black and White's photography gives the image that mysterious look, it leaves you guessing, wanting to figure out what color of lipstick the model has on, and what color her eyes are.
Mary Ellen Mark said “I work in color sometimes, but I guess the images I most connect to, historically speaking, are in black and white. I see more in black and white – I like the abstraction of it.
Black and white photography has the potential to make any photographer a better photographer. Personally, I feel In black and white photos there are more colors than in color photography because it gives you the chance to place different color tones in your mind and relate it to the image you are looking at.
Maybe it's just me but I am so fascinated by BW images.
Robert Frank further proves my point when you read one of his favorite sayings: “Black and white are the colors of photography. To me, they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.”
Check out my top 5 favorite quotes relating to black and white photography:

“When images are in black and white, they seem timeless. When you see Carrie Otis in an ad from 1989 next to an ad with Klara Wester from 2009, you don’t see a 20-year difference between the pictures.”
Paul Marciano

“With black and white photography, what you have to say counts more than the way you say it.”
Gian Marco Marano

“To see in color is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul.”
Andri Cauldwell

“When shooting a portrait in black and white you are not distracted by the colours and it is much less confusing; this allows me to capture the character of my sitter. My portraits are very calm and, I hope, timeless. I strive to make each portrait a true reflection of the individual.”
Antonia Deutsch

“One very important difference between color and monochromatic photography is this: in black and white you suggest; in color you state.”
Paul Outerbridge
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