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


Le Bureau

Le Bureau, originally uploaded by Jan_Karol.

Those Eyes.

Those Eyes., originally uploaded by JunkerHammer.

frozen michigan

frozen michigan, originally uploaded by abc....


transit, originally uploaded by motocchio.


6x6_044_06, originally uploaded by eriktoth.com.

Anguillara - scorcio

Dead Bride [origins]

Dead Bride [origins], originally uploaded by AtomicBomb.

Model: Lorena Bösiger
Make up: Peter Moya

Joy in the Morning Silver Gelatin Infrared HIE print

Infrared film developed and printed in a traditonal wet darkroom on silver gleatin fiber based paper by Mary Bailey Thomas.
The reason the right hand side says, "Digital" is that my images are 11" x 14" or larger most of the time and will not fit into the scanner. I use my Nikon D-50 to shoot the black and white, BW Toned or BW handcolored prints to enter them on Flickr

Crow invasion 2

Crow invasion 2, originally uploaded by Merkur*.


A-2, originally uploaded by la-Cour.

Fountains abbey

Fountains abbey, originally uploaded by peejaybee1.

The Lay Brothers' refrectory with vaulted ceiling . Yes, I know that I have broken the 'rules' with the converging horizontals in the dead centre, but that is how I like it (So there!!!)

Day 127/365--For my Nabila....

Nabila is a dear Flickr friend of mine who takes wonderful retro pics :) I look forward to her kind comments, perk-ups, and pics everyday :) She is a true gem!

Thank you for always inspiring me, Nabila!

Random tidbit: this is one of my favorite albums...it's John 'Cougar' Mellencamp and has a fun, fun song on it called 'Jack and Diane' :)

Little people at the amusement park, city people in the dark. Speak to us, send us a sign, tell us something to keep us trying .

Little people at the amusement park, city people in the dark. Speak to us, send us a sign, tell us something to keep us trying .

voices on the radio

voices on the radio, originally uploaded by a bout de souffle.


Flowing, originally uploaded by Wolfhorn.



Photo-7721a, originally uploaded by smiscandlon.


Sculpture, originally uploaded by Isard.

Parc ornithologique du Teich
Pigeon sur faitiere du batiment d'entrée ;)
Bassin d"Arcachon Gironde France


Annie, originally uploaded by BeViewed.

Coelum non animum mutant qui trans mare currunt

, originally uploaded by heldriver.

Poloroid - No Photoshop!


., originally uploaded by frederic.desmots.

, originally uploaded by TeresAdoraphy.

The Reading Terminal Market (Philadelphia)

This is the second night I stood across the street waiting for a shot like this.

asymmetric echo

asymmetric echo, originally uploaded by Super G.


Aprés..., originally uploaded by Virabrasana.

les enfants

les enfants, originally uploaded by BUGGY T.

asymmetric echo

asymmetric echo, originally uploaded by Super G.

asymmetric echo

B/W & color

B/W & color, originally uploaded by *and.

LEICA D-LUX 4/monochrome


Penance, originally uploaded by The Voice of Eye.

June 9, 2009 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Susan and Tara.

A Father and Son

A Father and Son, originally uploaded by mikeks81.

Father and son stroll through Central Park


Originally uploaded by Irith עירית

Pier Paolo

Pier Paolo
Originally uploaded by a bout de souffle

Pier Paolo

”Nella nuda sera del Sabato
Mi accontento di guardare la gente
Che ride fuori di casa nell’aria.

Anche il mio cuore è di aria
E nei miei occhi ride la gente
E nei miei ricci
È la luce del Sabato.

Giovane, mi accontento del Sabato,
povero, mi accontento della gente,
vivo, mi accontento dell’aria.

Sono abituato al male del Sabato.”

P.P. Pasolini – “Mi contenti” (Mi accontento)

"In the roughness of Saturday night
I'm glad to watch people
outside laughing in the open air.

My heart also is made of air
my eyes reflect the joy of the people
and in my hair shines Saturday night.

Young man, I'm glad with my miserly
Saturday night, I'm happy with people
I am alive, I am happy with the air.

I am used to the evil of Saturday night."

P.P. Pasolini - "I'm glad"

India - Kolkata, flower market.


Originally uploaded by beattitude

Hoja de vida

Hoja de vida
Originally uploaded by RoryO'Bryen

You can only lose what you cling to.

Decay is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.
- Buddha's last words

Originally uploaded by mirceageorgescu.craiova



., originally uploaded by Tom Andrews.


Cairo, originally uploaded by Emmanuel Smague.


Kathmandu, originally uploaded by westofsun.

Chicago Noir

Chicago Noir, originally uploaded by abnoon.

Gatos02 / Serie alCATraz


RAINY DAY, originally uploaded by msokal.

The life goes on....

Couple portraits of one couple #1

Wet-Plate Collodion BGA Ambrotype

This one I shot with, Hugo Meyer Portrait Trioplat 12"/3.5 fully open

As usual I used artificial light - three sources+reflector - one source with 4 lamps I placed near the camera and above it - fill light.
Second with 6 lamps I placed from left at 45 degree.
Last source with two lamps I placed near the backdrop as background light.


ANA'S WEDDING, originally uploaded by degetica.


Müll, originally uploaded by weg!.


Mist, originally uploaded by asdren.

Route du col d'Azet

Route du col d'Azet, originally uploaded by Isard.

Saint-Lary Soulan

le sac

le sac, originally uploaded by rastaschas.

Women in uniform, one with leftovers