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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2 years ago

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

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Hamdhaan Hassan
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2 years ago

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

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PyroarRanger
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2 years ago

It looks so cool!

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PyroarRanger
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2 years ago

The sun gives a wonderful effect!

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Tom Simmons
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2 years ago

so many faces in the clouds!

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Super Cat
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2 years ago

the matrix :3

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Pham Tung
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2 years ago

a road across the universe

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Ok Ha-Neul
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2 years ago

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

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Ok Ha-Neul
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2 years ago

i would be scared to death

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Ok Ha-Neul
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2 years 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 !
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2 years ago

These trees are giants !

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Joval Mangalan
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2 years ago

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

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Hope Floats
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2 years ago

"The Day The Sky Broke"...

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Linda Gulley
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2 years ago

AAAAAAAAAAA!

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Joyce Geissinger
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2 years ago

Wow awesome

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Greg T
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2 years ago

Wow, split so perfectly that the clock is correct!

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Alyssa
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2 years ago

awesome

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Carlos Hernandez
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2 years ago

it looks like a demon

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Unsung Spatula
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

it's like a negative of reality :D

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Hamdhaan Hassan
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2 years ago

awesome

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Misterscooter
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2 years ago

A star is born.

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Kit411230
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2 years ago

Wow, reminds me of the movie Sin City

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Misterscooter
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2 years ago

Walking the gradient.

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Sonia Wheeler
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2 years ago

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

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Вера Деме
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2 years ago

Actually, I like this one the most!

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Terri Rowland
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2 years ago

Rainbows in black and white are strangely beautiful 💜💖😇

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Sonia Wheeler
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2 years ago

It’s gotta be Monday again

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Hope Floats
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2 years ago

"Heaven and Earth "...

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Lyone Fein
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2 years ago

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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2 years ago

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

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Catherine Marshall
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2 years ago

this photographer has great vision, from everyday things.

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Lyone Fein
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2 years ago

Another very clean airplane window.

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Lyone Fein
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2 years ago

I think this is one of the best so far.

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Rabbitt209
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2 years ago

Just love police horses! Best horses anywhere.

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Leah Forgy
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2 years ago

Looks like a big bug!

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Sonia Wheeler
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2 years ago

Almost looks like a beautiful Christmas scene

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Sonia Wheeler
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2 years ago

Inception

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Lyone Fein
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2 years ago

poignant

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Andrea Delden
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2 years ago

He really likes stripes!

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Rabbitt209
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2 years ago

Excellent!!! And I concur with her!

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Looks like a skeleton

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