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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Hamdhaan Hassan
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Ok Ha-Neul
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Ok Ha-Neul
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Joval Mangalan
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Greg T
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow, split so perfectly that the clock is correct!

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Unsung Spatula
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it's like a negative of reality :D

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Kit411230
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow, reminds me of the movie Sin City

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Sonia Wheeler
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Terri Rowland
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Rainbows in black and white are strangely beautiful 💜💖😇

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Lyone Fein
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Benicio del Pilitch
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Catherine Marshall
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this photographer has great vision, from everyday things.

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Rabbitt209
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just love police horses! Best horses anywhere.

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Sonia Wheeler
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Almost looks like a beautiful Christmas scene

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Rabbitt209
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Excellent!!! And I concur with her!

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