Free Black and White Abstract Stock Photography
Browse through our library of high quality stock black and white abstract photography all available to download for free, and without restriction. You may use the images for anything you wish and both commercial and personal uses are permitted. No attribution or royalties to the original photographer is required, and all images are free of copyright under Creative Commons 0.
Abstract photography is a type of unreal looking photography, depicted using different textures, patterns and form. A lot of the time the subject in the picture is unrecognisable, but just a random series of shapes, although it doesn’t matter if it is or not. It can be a photo of a real object, but generally it’s taken in a way that makes it look more unreal than real. This can be done by taking the photo at certain angles or using camera techniques such as using long exposures to create a light painting. Creating an abstract image requires a certain mind set to perceive what photo you are trying to create, and is much more about creating an emotional reaction than a beautiful photo, although they still may be beautiful.
Abstract photos are a powerful type of photography, and can be taken almost anywhere of anything, you can use objects around the home such as a lights, textures and patterns or go outside and capture textures on tree bark and plants.
One aspect of abstract photography is the form of the subject in the photo. This means the image should have an interesting or strange shape to it, and should look pleasing to the viewer. Also abstract photos often have curves in them in some form or another. Curves are shapes in the image which guide the viewers eyes through the image, sometimes to a point of interest.