Black and white pictures

Black & White Photography

Sometimes less is more! There is an element of class and elegance in monochromatic, minimalist photographs. While bright colors can draw your attention in a number of directions, black and white pictures draw you deeper into the photograph itself. Get lost in black and white art photography at LUMAS: your source for museum-quality wall art by renowned talents and exhilarating newcomers!


Art for Your Wall: Black and White Pictures





The Visual Impact of Black and White Wall Art

Black and white wall decor
Will McBride: Aufbruch - eine neue Generation II

Black and white pictures have a distinct artistic character, ranging from an historical and nostalgic effect to something more subtle and interpretive. Black and white contrast pulls you into the very action, emotion, and character of that fraction of an instant. In the artwork, you experience a world beyond color. The meanings that exist within these diverse shades of gray can be vast. Since we experience the world around us in color, black and white prints offer a less realistic, less direct rendition of their subjects, actually abstracting reality.

These subtle abstractions have the power to convey even more emotion than a full-color image, as there is more intensity and depth in the monochrome contrast. This is similar to the effect that a realistic, full-color painting on canvas has – the minor deviations from the way we perceive the world can make more of an impact than ultra-realistic depictions. A beach triptych of black and white photography takes you straight back in time, a black and white portrait puts you right there next to the subject.




The Art of Emotion in Black and White Prints

At LUMAS, we understand the artistry and power that black and white pictures possess. We know that creating artwork with this powerful imagery is no small task. For this reason, we are invested in producing the best possible black and white art prints. Cheap giclee printing won’t do these images’ powerful impact justice. That’s why we ensure each black and white print is produced on industry-leading photo paper using the latest printing techniques. We achieve superior results through a partnership with the photography experts at our award-winning lab.




Black and White Art: Perfect for Any Decor

Black and white wall decor
Ed Freeman: North Shore Surfing #16

If your wall decor currently consists solely of cheap posters and you want to take it to the next level, framed black and white images are a great place to start. One of the unsung virtues of a black and white print is that it will fit in with pretty much any décor imaginable. Whether you are a minimalist with bare, white walls or a fan of ostentatious pomp and intricate wallpaper, framed black and white images or wall art are always appropriate. Try a high-contrast animal photo in your kitchen, an abstract architectural image in your bedroom, or a monochrome movie star with 3-point lighting in your living room, or a black and white triptych for your bathroom. Monochrome photos are subtle and stunning in any environment.






From Minimalist to Modern: Diverse Black and White Art

From modern minimalist art to classic film stills to surrealist pieces by Man Ray, the LUMAS curators have put together a world-class collection of black and white pictures by renowned photographers and new talent. Shop for historical moments, celebrity portraits, abstract pieces, or experimental photos. These are all available framed, and often with a traditional mat that directs all eyes to the art itself. The minimalist aesthetic of black and white photography allows the subject to speak for itself.



Monochrome and Wall-Ready: LUMAS Black and White Prints

Our superior black and white prints are also available with a made-to-measure mat and frames. Furthermore, LUMAS black and white images are produced in limited edition runs of around 75 to 150- This means our black and white photography also maintains a collectible status. These limited edition print runs make our black and white art more affordable than one-offs from conventional galleries.

This is important to us because, at LUMAS, we believe that everyone should be able to own and enjoy art. We are invested in making art available to everyone. In order to achieve this mission, art must be both affordable and accessible. For that reason, our entire portfolio of exceptional black and white photography is available in our online shop with shipping to virtually anywhere on the planet. Fans of black and white wall art can also browse our expertly curated galleries around the world.



Black and White Wall Art

  Junge Heimat by Claudio Gotsch
from £ 599
  Alfred Hitchcock by Robert Lebeck
from £ 599
  The Cloned Kiss by David Eger
from £ 29
  Kleiner Wohld by Ralph Von Kaufmann
from £ 399
  Daniel Libeskind by Faz Edition / Hans Starck
from £ 299
  Let's Make Up by Cindy Press
from £ 499
  Why am I doing it at all? by Patrick J. Adams
from £ 549
  The Marks of Time by Jean - Marie Ghislain
from £ 749
  Auchindoun, Scotland by Helmut Hirler
from £ 449
  DREAM IS NOT OVER by Luc Dratwa
from £ 549
  Sophie by Claudio Gotsch
from £ 899
  Sorrento 1992, Irah - Light by Bart Van Leeuwen
from £ 499
  Chanel Paris by Bart Van Leeuwen
from £ 399
  Dancing Spinnaker by Jonathan Chritchley
from £ 449
  Bunny in Tub by Pamela Hanson | Trunk Archive
from £ 749
  "Konzentration vor dem Abschuß des Pfeils" by Friedrich Seidenstücker
from £ 259
  Moon Ride, Timeless Machine by Irene Kung
from £ 749
  Odin by Alexander Von Reiswitz
from £ 649
  The Player by Heidi & Hans - Jürgen Koch
from £ 499
  Clichy Hotel by Pamela Hanson | Trunk Archive
from £ 699
  Floating by Michael Levin
from £ 279
  Troopers' atop a Skyscraper by David Eger
from £ 29
  Der Ruf by Claudio Gotsch
from £ 599
  Maggie by Alexander Von Reiswitz
from £ 499
  The Spirit of Tango III, Buenos Aires by Christopher Pillitz
from £ 149
  Pine Forest III by Nathaniel Merz
from £ 799
  Italian Wedding II by David Burton | Trunk Archive
from £ 999
  Beech Tree Forest, Pyrenees, Study 1 by Jonathan Chritchley
from £ 1,049
  The Spirit of Tango IX by Christopher Pillitz
from £ 599
  Above the Fjords by Lukas Dvorak
from £ 549
  Nadja Auermann by Warwick Saint
from £ 449
  Maria and the Trapp children by Erich Lessing
from £ 98
  Zoe (Sophia Loren) by Vittorio De Sica
from £ 299
  Fernsehturm Hannover by Heinrich Heidersberger
from £ 699
  Pupe (Romy Schneider) by Luchino Visconti
from £ 299
  up to the limit by Sylvie Blum
from £ 449
  Uschi Obermaier by Anonym Ii
from £ 219
  Angela rides the Lion by Sylvie Blum
from £ 799
  Walliser Alpen by Rudolf Rother
from £ 349
  West Sea by Michael Levin
from £ 279
  Cindy Crawford by Warwick Saint
from £ 449
  Watuppa, from waterfront, Brooklyn, Manhattan by Berenice Abbott
from £ 239
  Peggy (Judy Tyler) und Vince (Elvis Presley) by Richard Thorpe
from £ 98
  Friedrichstraße II by Annika Feuss
from £ 499
  Bonnie by Alexander Von Reiswitz
from £ 649
  Paris Hilton by Tony Duran
from £ 449
  Borani by Alexander Von Reiswitz
from £ 649
  Charlize Theron by Randall Slavin
from £ 399
  Henry Street, Manhattan by Berenice Abbott
from £ 239
  Gasoline station, Bronx by Berenice Abbott
from £ 239
  Alek Wek by Warwick Saint
from £ 449
  Schlieker-Werft, Hamburg by Erich Lessing
from £ 98
  Exchange Place, Manhattan by Berenice Abbott
from £ 499
  Natalie Portman by Robert Erdmann
from £ 449
  Jeany by Alexander Von Reiswitz
from £ 649
  Blick nach Ostberlin by Erich Lessing
from £ 98
  Penn Station, Manhattan by Berenice Abbott
from £ 259
  Charlize Theron by Robert Erdmann
from £ 449
  Mogwai by Alexander Von Reiswitz
from £ 399
  Skiunterricht im Ennstal, Österreich by Erich Lessing
from £ 98
  King Kong by Merian C. Cooper / Ernest B. Schoedsack
from £ 98
  Julie Andrews as Maria III by Erich Lessing
from £ 98
  Königin Christine von Schweden (Greta Garbo) by Rouben Mamoulian
from £ 98
  Sylvia (Anita Ekberg) by Federico Fellini
from £ 98
  "Schneesternchen #1" by Heinrich Heidersberger
from £ 549
  The Spirit of Tango VI by Christopher Pillitz
from £ 749
  General Charles de Gaulle, Algerien by Erich Lessing
from £ 98
  Paparazzi by Federico Fellini
from £ 98
  Discus II by Sylvie Blum
from £ 349
  Walking Nudes by Sylvie Blum
from £ 699
  Naomi Watts by Art Streiber
from £ 399
  Discus I by Sylvie Blum
from £ 349
  Dolomiten by Rudolf Rother
from £ 349
  Callas by Sylvie Blum
from £ 449
  Carolyn Murphy by Brian Bowen Smith
from £ 449
  "Schneesternchen #4" by Heinrich Heidersberger
from £ 549
  Geplatzte Gipfelkonferenz, Paris by Erich Lessing
from £ 98
  Julie Andrews as Maria I by Erich Lessing
from £ 98
  Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) by Charles Chaplin
from £ 299
  Julie Andrews as Maria II by Erich Lessing
from £ 98
  Ortleralpen by Rudolf Rother
from £ 349
  Irene (Ingrid Bergman) by Roberto Rossellini
from £ 98
  Seven Birds by Michael Levin
from £ 279
  "Schneesternchen #19" by Heinrich Heidersberger
from £ 549
  Carole Werner (Romy Schneider) by Clive Donner
from £ 98
  Spinnaker of Savanna by Jonathan Chritchley
from £ 449
  Sabrina Fairchild (Audrey Hepburn) by Billy Wilder
from £ 299
  Nicole Bonnet (Audrey Hepburn) by William Wyler
from £ 219
  Kaisersuite by Sylvie Blum
from £ 349
  Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) by George Cukor
from £ 98
  Beech Tree Forest, Pyrenees, Study 2 by Jonathan Chritchley
from £ 279
  Red Salon II by Sylvie Blum
from £ 349
  Sharon Stone by Michel Comte
from £ 699
  Big Cat by Sylvie Blum
from £ 699
  Kate sample by Ralph Ueltzhoeffer
from £ 599
  Zebrato by Michael Levin
from £ 279
  Posts And Shadows by Michael Levin
from £ 279
  Jett Rink (James Dean) by George Stevens
from £ 98
  Pike and Henry Street, Manhattan by Berenice Abbott
from £ 239
  Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) by Charles Chaplin
from £ 98
  Atsumi Nets by Michael Levin
from £ 279
  Meoto Iwa by Michael Levin
from £ 279
  Sylvie´s Muses by Sylvie Blum
from £ 699
  Holly Golightly II (Audrey Hepburn) by Blake Edwards
from £ 219
  Carole (Catherine Deneuve) by Roman Polanski
from £ 98
  Ennstaler Alpen by Rudolf Rother
from £ 349
  Turandot, Maria Callas by Federico Patellani
from £ 279
  Serge Gainsbourg by Ralph Ueltzhoeffer
from £ 599
  Arbeiter (Charlie Chaplin) by Charles Chaplin
from £ 98
  Sylvia II (Anita Ekberg) by Federico Fellini
from £ 98
  Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) by Orson Welles
from £ 98
  For Leni by Sylvie Blum
from £ 349
  Frenchy (Marlene Dietrich) by George Marshall
from £ 98
  Dalai Lama by Ralph Ueltzhoeffer
from £ 499
  Rose Loomis (Marilyn Monroe) by Henry Hathaway
from £ 98
  Gay (Clark Gable) by John Huston
from £ 299
  Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando) by Elia Kazan
from £ 98