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.

"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 1 year ago

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

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Hamdhaan Hassan 1 year ago

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

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PyroarRanger 1 year ago

It looks so cool!

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PyroarRanger 1 year ago

The sun gives a wonderful effect!

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Tom Simmons 1 year ago

so many faces in the clouds!

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Super Cat 1 year ago

the matrix :3

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Pham Tung 1 year ago

a road across the universe

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Ok Ha-Neul 1 year ago

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

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Ok Ha-Neul 1 year ago

i would be scared to death

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Ok Ha-Neul 1 year 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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just a thought ! 1 year ago

These trees are giants !

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Joval Mangalan 11 months ago

if you scroll up and down fast it looks like the person is on different floors

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

"The Day The Sky Broke"...

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Linda Gulley 1 year ago

AAAAAAAAAAA!

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Joyce Geissinger 1 year ago

Wow awesome

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Greg T 1 year ago

Wow, split so perfectly that the clock is correct!

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Alyssa 1 year ago

awesome

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Carlos Hernandez 1 year ago

it looks like a demon

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Unsung Spatula 1 year ago

This is really neat, because in a sense, it feels like a Pixar movie. Different people, all living different lives.

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alwright 1 year ago

it's like a negative of reality :D

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Hamdhaan Hassan 1 year ago

awesome

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Misterscooter 1 year ago

A star is born.

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Kit411230 1 year ago

Wow, reminds me of the movie Sin City

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Misterscooter 1 year ago

Walking the gradient.

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Sonia Wheeler 1 year ago

This gridlock almost looks pretty enough to resemble links in a necklace.

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Вера Деме 1 year ago

Actually, I like this one the most!

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Terri Rowland 1 year ago

Rainbows in black and white are strangely beautiful 💜💖😇

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Sonia Wheeler 1 year ago

It’s gotta be Monday again

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

"Heaven and Earth "...

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Lyone Fein 1 year ago

It is very unusual for the windows of a plane to be so clear.

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Benicio del Pilitch 1 year ago

did he shoot the guys who drew a penis with their plane ? :D

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Catherine Marshall 1 year ago

this photographer has great vision, from everyday things.

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Lyone Fein 1 year ago

Another very clean airplane window.

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Lyone Fein 1 year ago

I think this is one of the best so far.

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Rabbitt209 1 year ago

Just love police horses! Best horses anywhere.

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Leah Forgy 1 year ago

Looks like a big bug!

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Sonia Wheeler 1 year ago

Almost looks like a beautiful Christmas scene

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Lyone Fein 1 year ago

poignant

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Andrea Delden 1 year ago

He really likes stripes!

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Rabbitt209 1 year ago

Excellent!!! And I concur with her!

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Sonia Wheeler 1 year ago

Looks like a skeleton

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Catherine Marshall 1 year ago

he loves new york

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Andrea Delden 1 year ago

Love it!

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