Desirable décor exposed in black & white

The use of black and white photography throughout time is a technique that has many different meanings behind its method. In earlier times black and white photography was a must, photographs did not have the technical capability to be created in clear, variegated colours. Today we know this is not the case, colour is used to bring out life, reality or, conversely, fantasy to a still portrait. And yet it is not always used… what is the meaning behind black and white images in photography?

Within this shoot taken by Sergey Korolkov the first thing that we can see that the artists has by no means opted for a sense disorder or disorientation; the photographs are detailed and defined, with shadow and light predominating the lines and form of the model in the photographs. ‘Form’ being the operative word in this point. Form is the shape and outline of an object/person/entity; Korolkov ensures the clarity of the model, her form and what she is wearing by using only black and white. By presenting the viewer with a beautiful form you are drawn in almost unreachable world of flawlessness and elegance.

Black and white Sergey Korolkov

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Black Book by Sergey Korolkov for Kismet #24
Black Book by Sergey Korolkov for Kismet #24
Black Book by Sergey Korolkov for Kismet #24
Black Book by Sergey Korolkov for Kismet #24
Black Book by Sergey Korolkov for Kismet #24
Black Book by Sergey Korolkov for Kismet #24
Black Book by Sergey Korolkov for Kismet #24

Which of course is the second key element that comes through in this shoot. The styling of Inna Bondarenko and the hair and make-up by Yana Shell has been done with significant sophistication, elegance and refinement. The classic contrast of black and white is perfectly complimented by the model, Julia Suntsova’s voluptuous appearance, her chick attire and the endless motion of femininity and sexuality. The emotion behind the photographs is unhidden and raw, therefore making the shadows of dark and light the perfect window to portray them through.

To view the full shoot by Sergey Korolkov (sergeykorolkov.com) click on the thumbnails.

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Born into the humble town of Franschhoek, South Africa it was little wonder that Chevaun Roux would find her flavour in life through good food, good wine and stylish apparel. After completing a Bacherlors Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics the world of freelance writing became the first choice in occupation, with no regrets and having never looked back. With a zest for anything with colour, vibrance and essence she found herself diving further into the world of fashion and design; from thifting vintage wedding dresses to pouring through new and modern jewelry pieces. This self anointed bohemian indentity believes in all the partisan revolutionary ideals of love, beauty and freedom, and when she isn’t writing or editing you can find her at the kitchens helm creating her latest milkshake masterpiece.