Exploring Negative Space in Black and White

Before and Afters…

Negative space, in the world of arts, is defined as the “flat” space that lays between and around a subject. This space I call “flat” needs to act as such, meaning that in order for a picture to be classified with negative space, everything besides the subject has to be feeble and sober. As a result, the subject would then appear as an evident protagonist in the picture, thus achieving a negative space outcome.

Below is a picture gallery of a sequence of photographs taken by me that feature the use of negative space in black and white.

Hereafter, is the same series of photos with a before and after effect added, so that we can observe the big difference that applying black and white to negative space gives to a composition.

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