Ongoing CHALLENGE !!!

If your picture has been blogged here, it means that it has appealed to over 300 art jurors (currently 50 active) for a whole week or more. That is an achievement!!!

... and what does that mean ??? well according to This ... it means your picture is "... extremely resistant to people wanting to get rid of it", :)

If you see one single picture in this group that you think is not art, please say so (by commenting on it) and tell us why. If you are convincing - we will remove it. This group is to show case the most resistive pictures from the
B&W Art Photography - Is Your Art universal



Fist, originally uploaded by schani.

on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Safety belt

Safety belt, originally uploaded by pluscuamperfecta.


Cleopatra, originally uploaded by hannes.trapp.


EMMA, originally uploaded by karl ivan farthegn.


stillshot1, originally uploaded by maurice perry.

I Gotta Get Out on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

I Gotta Get Out on Flickr - Photo Sharing!


creep, originally uploaded by dollen.

Colorado Model Alix R.


Seis fotografías antiguas de Horacio Vázquez-Rial. Seis pero, ¿son iguales o parecidas? ¿O ni iguales ni parecidas pero sí semejantes?

presence on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

presence on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

hide and think

hide and think, originally uploaded by norizza.

Slanted view on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Slanted view on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

u k r a i n e on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

u k r a i n e on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

traité à la hache

traité à la hache, originally uploaded by vinzzzzzzzzzz.


on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

goodbye Spring in B&W

goodbye Spring in B&W, originally uploaded by Sidabro.


sidewalk, originally uploaded by Mark William Brunner.

, originally uploaded by www.denisbouchard.ca.

Parlami d'Amore

Parlami d'Amore, originally uploaded by Enkū.

@ piazza delle Erbe - Padova

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic,
Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 1:4/300


empty, originally uploaded by ozgurcakir.

Kadikoy-Eminonu ferry line
May 2008
bosphorus, Istanbul

, originally uploaded by massi_pugliese.

, originally uploaded by sleachim.

?. / . . .

Rome, Italy

Ilford film + Nikon F100 + Tokina ATX-PRO 28-70 f:2.8 // Minolta DIMAGE IV scanner

All Rights Reserved: Lorenzo Cuppini
The owner of this image is Lorenzo Cuppini. This image can not be modified and must always indicate its author name. Lorenzo Cuppini must be interested in case of use of publication. Any different use must be considered a copyright abuse. The original high definition master of this image is owned by the author of the work.

The purpose of publication is not of a commercial nature, but mainly for the pure spirit of art and study, of course mantaining the author name. Any reference to persons, things or animals is purely coincidental. If you identify yourself or something yours in one of my photos, and this was contrary to your will, do not hesitate to contact me: I will immediately review and erase the image that you reported, if necessary or required.

.......... (Face's)

.......... (Face's), originally uploaded by hkncnr.

Amenaza tormenta...

Amenaza tormenta..., originally uploaded by emilio_epasa.

BERLINO - ANDATA E RITORNO on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

BERLINO - ANDATA E RITORNO on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

should I ?

should I ?, originally uploaded by anika inn.


tåg, originally uploaded by r.costa.

[tren, train][tren, train]
stockholm, 2008

Io mi lascio catturare

Ci son giorni come oggi, che non desideri altro che stare al caldo sotto le coperte a riempirti di coccole. Restare abbracciati per il piacere di farlo. Ascoltare il rumore della pioggia in silenzio, capire quando smette e quando ricomincia. Toccarsi i piedi tenendosi per mano. E lasciarsi catturare dal sonno.

Walking away

Walking away, originally uploaded by Baldur Pan.

Found this in my achives and kinda liked it. :)

The Last Snow of Winter

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on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

doubletree on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

doubletree on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

, originally uploaded by old_boy_733.

the hat

the hat, originally uploaded by amy_B123.

Nu(e) dans l'herbe

Nu(e) dans l'herbe, originally uploaded by cdomdom38.

Ingen er bare det du ser on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Ingen er bare det du ser on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

on Flickr - Photo Sharing!


Kaasstrooimolen, originally uploaded by °°k°°.


Suspendido, originally uploaded by Rafael Dorantes.

/ X \

/ X \, originally uploaded by Pezti.


Bëlga - A38

Bëlga - A38, originally uploaded by Chabesz.

, originally uploaded by bisbiglio [in arte "sbibbì"].

Come da suggerimento:)


-, originally uploaded by SICKR (Cher Wilk).


Ste Victoire

Ste Victoire, originally uploaded by pierre.thurau.


NA BEIRA DO MAR, originally uploaded by Fê de Freire.


"Eu entendo a noite como um oceano
Que banha de sombras o mundo de sol
A aurora que luta por um arrebol
De cores vibrantes e ar soberano
Um olho que mira nunca o engano
Durante o instante que vou contemplar

Além, muito além onde quero chegar
Caindo a noite me lanço no mundo
Além do limite do vale profundo
Que sempre começa na beira do mar

Ói, por dentro das águas há quadros e sonhos
E coisas que sonham o mundo dos vivos
Há peixes milagrosos, insetos nocivos
Paisagens abertas, desertos medonhos
Léguas cansativas, caminhos tristonhos
Que fazem o homem se desenganar
Há peixes que lutam para se salvar
Daqueles que caçam em mar revoltoso
E outros que devoram com gênio assombroso
As vidas que caem na beira do mar
É na beira do mar

E até que a morte eu sinta chegando
Prossigo cantando, beijando o espaço
Além do cabelo que desembaraço
Invoco as águas a vir inundando
Pessoas e coisas que vão se arrastando
Do meu pensamento já podem lavar
Ah! no peixe de asas eu quero voar
Sair do oceano de tez poluída
Cantar um galope fechando a ferida
Que só cicatriza na beira do mar
É na beira do mar..."

Zé Ramalho

This is the morning of our love, it's just the dawning of our love!!

Where the heart's silver momentum just shines. The rockiest salvation. My Kingdom comes.

Enlarge to view fine film grain detail.

song MP3 PLAYING (click for the song file located in the notes)
song: I Feel You
artist: Depeche Mode
album: Songs Of Faith And Devotion 1993

I feel you
Your sun it shines
I feel you
Within my mind
You take me there
You take me where
The kingdom comes
You take me to
And lead me through

This is the morning of our love
Its just the dawning of our love

I feel you
Your heart it sings
I feel you
The joy it brings
Where heaven waits
Those golden gates
And back again
You take me to
And lead me through

This is the morning of our love
Its just the dawning of our love

I feel you
Your precious soul
And I am whole
I feel you
Your rising sun
My kingdom comes

I feel you
Each move you make
I feel you
Each breath you take
Where angels sing
And spread their wings
My loves on high
You take me home
To glorys throne
By and by

This is the morning of our love
Its just the dawning of our love

| the come back |

| the come back |, originally uploaded by Kmye (away for 3 days).

| the come back |

... of the secret agent :-) who appeared for the first time here. He tried to merge in the crowd, sipping a coffee in the terrace of a brewery but I recognized him!

Today's soundtrack : James Bond theme, of course ! But a Moby's re-version (David Arnold, Tomorrow Never Dies)

Please view it large on Black
Model ¤ Thomas
Place Royale (Nantes, France)

run your life or let it run down without much strive

Everybody looking for the right road has to find it for themselves of course, but we should not forget that there's a lot we can do for others in order for doing something for ourselves...

"Compassion... is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival." - The Dalai Lama

"Compassion is the basis of all morality" - Arthur Schopenhauer

If there would be much more compassion in this world or many more people striving for 'the good' in themselves, things like 'torture', 'rape', 'killings' etc. would grow more and more rare - even worse if those things are being caused, executed and approved by entire regimes!

Vera on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Vera on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

+ d i v i n e

+ d i v i n e, originally uploaded by Cliff Ramos.

"Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life." ~ John Updike

b on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

b on Flickr - Photo Sharing!


Guest(s), originally uploaded by yves.lecoq.

My funny house


Guest(s), originally uploaded by yves.lecoq.

My funny house


Shit Happens

Shit Happens, originally uploaded by Rod Monkey.

The sewage booster station at Sparklerweg, Amsterdam - it may do a horrible job but it looks fantastic!

L'homme sans passé ...

L'homme sans passé ..., originally uploaded by Christophe Lecoq.

... ni futur


nEO_IMG_IMG_5043, originally uploaded by c0466.

小Q is very pure and cute,lovely model, for study reason, rest for about one year ,she came back
and still be wellcome for everybody,i shot her at National university of Taiwan campus on saturday


pioppi, originally uploaded by steric.

nu assis

nu assis, originally uploaded by ElaineHudson.

Model: Valerie Whitaker
© 2008 Elaine Hudson

Maternidade em Nova Holanda

Maternidade em Nova Holanda, originally uploaded by AF Rodrigues.

Jovem mãe alimentando sua filha recém-nascida. Nova Holando, Maré, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, América do Sul.

Khe Gà Lighthouse

Khe Gà Lighthouse, originally uploaded by Victor Phung.

post cái Color version pà con cho ý kiến

Lịch sử mũi Khe gà (tiếng Việt)

Khe Ga lighthouse is located in tan thanh viallage, Ham Thuan Nam district, Binh Thuan province, 45 km south of Phan Thiet. Khe Ga is 5ha wide islet. Hundreds of diversified granited clusters alternate with that of aged frangipanes in the islet.

This lighthouse bears the same name as the island. It was built in 1897-1899 by the French. The octagonal tower is made of granite and is 41m high. It has sides of 2.6m at its base and 2.5m at its top. The light can be seen as far as 22 miles away. Considered a valuable "artwork," Khe Ga lighthouse is an attractive historical and tourist site. Tourists can climb a spiral staircase with 184 steps made of steel to get to the top of the lighthouse from which they can enjoy the view.

I post here the color version to let you have the comparison.

Thank you for your visit, comments are welcome,

Stretching Strippers at Hollywood Park

I was hired by
Stiletto Magazine here
in Los Angeles to take photos
the other night of the
Jim "Poorman" Trenton's
Annual Bikini Beach Run-
a rather surreal event held
at the Hollywood Racetrack
in Inglewood
where the horses run. Some
16 strippers from two
competing strip clubs came
together to run an eighth of
a mile race out on the track.
We drove out onto the track
together in an immense
stretch Hummer inside of
which the girls danced in
close confines (except for
the two claustophobic ones,
who needed to put their
heads out of the window)
before emerging on
the track
before a crowd of about
9000 people.
After this spectacle and before
the race, they came inside -
where the jockeys warm
up and weigh in -
and stretched to get ready-
which is what is
There will be a Youtube video
of the event (May 16, 2008)
and you can also
see and read more
about it
if you are so
at www.poorman.com.

in rain on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

in rain on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Down the Nave at the National Shrine

This is a thirty minute exposure at f/138 on Fuji Acros-100 b/w 4x5 (large format) film using my Zero Image 4x5 wood pinhole camera. This photograph was recorded from the rear of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. The camera was pointed upward slightly, causing the sculpted wall behind me to appear in the image (the top fifth or so of the photo). It you look carefully at the front of the church (about 0.1 miles off in the distance), you can make out hints of the huge Messiah Mosaic.