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Somber Monochromes in Film By Daniel Ciprian

If black and white photography is your cup of tea, you might want to take a look at the monochromes taken by a Barcelona-based photographer to get an idea or two about telling dramatic and somber stories through your snaps.

In the absence of vivid colors, the strength of black and white photography lies in its ability to make dramatic stories, whether on the happy or sad side of things. This is why black and white is often the format of choice for disciplines like street photography and portraiture, where photographers are tasked to tell stories (or in the case of portraits, capture the sitters’ “soul” and personality) without the distraction of colors.

It’s easy to see how the absence of colors complimented the rather gloomy subjects chosen by Barcelona-based photographer Daniel Ciprian for his film monochromes below. However, a closer look will also make viewers conjure their own somber stories of eerie stillness, empty corners, abandoned places, and possibly, even the fear of being alone.

Visit Daniel Ciprian’s Website to see more of his film photographs.

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