I have 10 Photo Larks postcards to give away featuring a piece by street artist Stik in East London. They are black and white and fabulous, something to stick on that bulletin board at work, right? 🙂
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First 10 to share the link and send their address get the cards. Open worldwide. Have fun!
CONTEST CLOSED! All 10 have been claimed. Stay tuned. There will be another postcard giveaway soon. Feel free to keep promoting the LLO link though! 😉
Sometimes the simplicity of a black and white photograph gives the subject new life. Stripping away the colour can pull in the imagination that is so quick to fill in a blank. Here’s a few photographs from the Flickr pool of unspectacular subjects in London that look pretty compelling in monochrome.
Photo: It’s not forbidden if you don’t get caught, Brady Street, Whitechapel by Louis Berk
Photo: Dew Drops by Karva Javi
Photo: Number 4, Princelet Street, Spitalfields by Russell Dixon
Photo: Sharp edges in East London by LLO
Photo: Poor lion by Dave McGowan
Photo: Lonely Smoker by John Kortland
Photo: Mugger’s Bridge in Brixton by Dave McGowan
Photo: Old Greenwich Pier by Russell Dixon
Photo: Upper Ground by Dave McGowan
Photo: Tribicycle by Bob Maccallum
Photo: No escape by Karva Javi
Photo: London 2012 by Skire is Cool
Photo: No ball games allowed in Southfields by LLO
It’s all black and white lines, curves and crazy shapes today with a collection of photographs of some of London’s architecture shot in black and white by a few Flickr pool contributors.
Photo: i London Scene by Sue Fagg
Photo: Aluminium by The Green Abum
Photo: The Death of Admiral Nelson by Karva Javi
Photo: RB (5) by Me.Two
Photo: Heart of the City by The Green Album
Photo: Willis Building by Gary Kinsman
Photo: Assembled by The Green Album
Photo: From Greenwich by Karva Javi
Photo: Hole Punch by The Green Album
Photo: Shard and a Plane by Gary Kinsman
Have a great week, everyone!
PS. Need new Winter coat… non high-street suggestions?
I’m always showing you John Kortland‘s colour street portraits, but in fact he has quite the stunning collection of black and whites as well. Londoners look just as fantastic without colour, don’t you think? Here’s a splattering (all photos and captions in this entry are by John Kortland):
A Quick Touch Up
Lonely Planet Guide
When Will It Stop?
Handmade Extra Large Condoms While You Wait!
To Have and To Have Not
Ladies Who Drink Coffee
Just Walk On By
A Bird In The Hand…
You Looking At Me?
Enjoying Some S&M
Looking At The Bigger Picture
No Ifs, No Butts
The Lady With The Pearl Earring
Walking After The Rain
Another Brick In The Wall
Have any black and white London shots of your own?
Add them to the Flickr pool!
Deon Kitcher, another talented Londoner, suddenly appeared on my radar last night with loads on comments on my Flickr photos and praise for Little London Observationist. And I’m glad he did! His own Flickr stream is fantastic. My favourite shots are the black and white photographs with lovely light and shadow play (and sometimes a small touch of colour). In case you were wondering, Deon lives in Portobello Road, loves Japanese culture, Chinese takeaways and Chelsea Football Club! And he’s kindly agreed to let me share a few of my favourite photos from his portfolio. Here we go:
On a side note, Happy 4th of July to all of my fellow Americans – expats out there somewhere and those of you back home watching the fireworks for us!
Enter to win any free 8×10 print of your choice from my Etsy shop, just share the link to this blog (anywhere) and leave a comment on this Giveaway Entry or on Facebook. Ends Saturday!