They say practice makes perfect, so photographer Jason M. Peterson should be pretty close to excellence by now. During the last 25 years, Peterson has been taking black and white pictures, constantly pushing his limits, and his persistent artistic efforts have gained him a whopping 1-million-strong following on Instagram.


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"To me, my photos aren't about black and white at all," Peterson told My Modern Met. "I am trying to capture human emotion, make the viewer feel something. Black and white helps focus on that emotion—color is one less thing to be in the way of seeing the feeling."

Peterson is an expert when it comes to bringing out the best in shadows, playing with angles and lines, or simply composing the shot. His portfolio has a huge variety of photos, including cityscapes and street photography. They're bold and graphic, and the strong visual storytelling that Peterson learned in the advertising world (he works as the Chief Creative Officer for Havas North America) blends with the aesthetics perfectly.

More info: Instagram (h/t mmm)

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Ingrid Tsai 3 weeks ago

Try scrolling up and down really fast, it creates a really nice effect.

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Hamdhaan Hassan 3 weeks ago

is this a real pic, because it way too awesome to be real

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PyroarRanger 3 weeks ago

It looks so cool!

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PyroarRanger 3 weeks ago

The sun gives a wonderful effect!

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Tom Simmons 3 weeks ago

so many faces in the clouds!

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Super Cat 3 weeks ago

the matrix :3

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Pham Tung 3 weeks ago

a road across the universe

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Ok Ha-Neul 3 weeks ago

i had to re-read the title these are pics! thats so amazing

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Ok Ha-Neul 3 weeks ago

i would be scared to death

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Ok Ha-Neul 3 weeks ago

it would be so cool if the 2 beams of light aligned with the torch on the statue of liberty

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