These Black And White Photos Will Make You Fall In Love With Lagos

The best thing about these pictures is that they were all taken with a mobile phone and have not been retouched via photoshop except the black and white effect by Logor. Are we impressed? Most definitely! Would we go around taking more pictures in black and white? Hell yeah.

In the words of the photographer,

”Shooting from a phone is daunting — A DSLR grip spoils you and anything smaller becomes a fidgety control. For street photography, a phone aids invisibility and provides the opportunity for candid, natural and emotional shots — but I don’t shoot from a phone at least not until Bankole had the idea that I review the Samsung S7 edge camera on the streets of Lagos!

The Samsung S7 edge has a fast camera with amazing ISO and aperture settings that I never thought was possible for a phone, coupled with editing possibilities and rich in size and quality of the photographs from macro detailed shots to Landscape panoramic street photography! Impressive! It blurs the line between the feeling of using a phone and a proper DSLR.

Monochrome Lagos sets out to photograph Lagos, and seeks to capture what I often refer to as the mystic of the city — the theatrical arrangement of almost everything; the architecture, the poetic juxtapositions of its residents, how they relate with the city and vice versa. Monochrome Lagos seeks the beauty in her forms, lines, patterns, and texture by stripping the city of one of the its most obvious features. Colour.”

The question I set out to ask with my photography is “if I strip Lagos of the color, what will I find?” What I found, with the help of the Samsung S7 edge, was quite fascinating.

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Photo: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

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Photo: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

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Photo: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Image: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Photo: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Image: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Photo: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Image: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Photo: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

 

Macros and Close-ups

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Photo: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Image: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Photo: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Image: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Photo: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Image: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Photo: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

 

Wide, scenic and perspectives

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Photo: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

 

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Photo: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Image: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Photo: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Image: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Photo: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

 

Portraits

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Photo: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Image: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Photo: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Image: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Photo: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Image: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

Photo: Bankole Oluwafemi/Medium

 

Aren’t they lovely? Please Share your black and white photo in the comment box..