The biggest contrast is between Black & White — Darkness & Light — Positive & Negative.
‘High Contrast’ means black and white with little or no shades of grey in between, although in this photo of a sculpture sunlight produces grey tones that show off the contouring.
This conceptual artwork, by the Bulgarian artist Nedko Solakov is titled ‘Cross Purposes’. It refers to the room where one painter is painting the black wall white while across the room another painter is painting the white wall black in an endless procession – except for ‘lunch break’ as the sign on the floor noted.
This painted wood hoarding in Bangkok is truly high-contrast black and white – I like how the added scribbles give it life.
A highly effective ‘high-contrast’ photo for an ad of Old Bushmills. I liked this classy image so much I went through my own photos looking for items to turn into something like it.
It turned out that it’s not that easy to make truly high-contrast images and in the end I selected a bunch, all of India, that I had prepped for a Mixed Media class that required high-contrast images for transfer.
More of Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Challenge: Contrast.