20 stunning black-and-white photos you can’t stop gazing at

Black-and-white photos are especially fascinating. For some reason, they often seem deeper and more striking than the colour ones. Perhaps it’s because they don’t try to distract us with bright colours, but rather cut straight to the chase.

LikeAble found 20 photographs that prove just how expressive black-and-white photography can be. Try imagining them in full color — it simply won’t be the same.

© Jocelen Janon

Burlesque dancer.

© Remi Noel

’Margot Believes in Batman’ from a series of photos showing lonely Batman toy wandering through Texas.

© Keszi Laszlo

Soap bubble.

© (с)Antonio Gutierrez Pereira


© tumblr

Silhouette, France, 1950s (Amateur photography).

© Ferdinando Scianna

Maria-Grazia Cucinotta, Italian actress.

© Ferdinando Scianna & Marpessa

Dolce & Gabbana advertising campaign, 1987.

© Louis Blanc

From the ’Body Sculptures’ series.

© pinterest

Singer Joni Mitchell and British musician Graham Nash in the early days.

© Sanghyeok Bang


© Aliza Razell


© Mario Giacomelli

The Trio, 1958.

© tumblr


© Arianna Ruzza


© Eric Pickersgill

’Emptiness.’ From the ’Removed’ photo series, in which photographer Eric Pickersgill captures people after taking away their devices.

© Chema Madoz


© Marc Apers

The performer.

© Paulo Mendonza

Through the mist.

© Noell Oszvald

Self portrait.

© Mike Knudsen


Preview photo credit Jocelen Janon