Black and White Photography

About my black and white photography

Black and white photography has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I’ve been a black and white photographer since the mid-1980’s and I first began showcasing my photography online on my website starting in 1998.

About my black and white photography influences

Among my photography influences/inspirations are black and white photographer Lee Friedlander, black and white photographer Ray Metzker, Saul Leiter (both his black and white and colour work), and colour photographers William Eggleston and Harry Gruyaert, to name a few.

Please take the time to view my work in the photo galleries. My recent work mostly consists of black and white street photography (with some colour street photography as well).

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About Paul Politis

My work has appeared or been reviewed in several magazines internationally, including Shutterbug Magazine, Black & White Photography (UK), The American Muse, Black + White Photography Magazine, and PhotoEd Magazine. You can read more here.

Photography tutorials and Essays

I’ve written a couple of tutorials:
Night Photography Tutorial
Handmade Photo Book with Inkjet Prints: Making a Photo Chapbook
What is Street Photography?

More black and white photography at

A Clean Well-Lighted Place Photo Blog – My old photo blog of black and white and colour photography (no longer updated).   All new black and white and colour work is posted to the new blog, and maybe eventually to the galleries.

Qualia Photography Magazine – my self-published magazine of black and white and colour photography.

Recent photographs

Qualia #10
Qualia #10
Qualia Magazine #10 features new photographs, mostly black and white. 48 pages. This entire issue features photographs made during my (ongoing) “5-block challenge”, (which I wrote a bit about here), and includes a bit...
Qualia #9
Qualia #9
Qualia Magazine #9 features some new photographs taken for my Swatches and Auto Exposure series’, and various random black and white and colour photographs. 48 pages. The magazine will be available through Blurb at...
Familiar Landscapes, New Eyes
Familiar Landscapes, New Eyes
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. —Marcel Proust Although my next issue of Qualia will be comprised mostly of photographs made during my recent...