29 Incredible Black and White Photographs of Cityscapes

Cities look amazing in black and white. A lack of color adds definition to cityscapes, making the straight lines of roads and skyscrapers appear crisp and distinct. Black and white photography does more than simply mirror the greyness of the urban jungle landscape, it brings urban morphology and architecture into clear focus, while capturing the sense of isolation one can feel in a city, even when surrounded by thousands, even millions of people.

Below you’ll find 29 stunning black and white photographs taken in cities around the world, from Paris to New York, London and Tokyo. These fantastic images capture the world’s major cities as you’ve never seen them before. Hopefully they’ll inspire your own creative endeavors!

1. Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge, New York

manhattan-brooklyn-bridge

Image: ajagendorf25

2. Vancouver, Canada

vancouver

Image: kennymatic

3. Vancouver, Canada

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Image: kennymatic

4. Mumbai, India

mumbai-1

Image: objetpetitm

5. Mumbai, India

mumbai-2

Image: objetpetitm

6. Manhattan, New York

manhattan-1

Image: Morgadu

7. Place Vendome, Paris

place-vendome

Image: Jean Michel Berts

8. Tower Bridge, London

tower-bridge

Image: Photo-Visible.com

9. Seattle, USA

seattle

Image: KM Photography

10. Musée d’Orsay, Paris

musee-dorsay

Image: photoserge

11. Hong Kong

hong-kong

Image: Chi King

12. Zamora, Spain

zamora

Image: ajgelado

13. Frankfurt, Germany

frankfurt-1

Image: wecand

14. Taipei, Taiwan

taipei

Image: Shenghung Lin

15. Lake Union, Seattle

lake-union

Image: striatic

16. Mumbai, India

mumbai-3

Image: objetpetitm

17. Queensborough Bridge, New Westminster

queensborough-bridge

Image: hall.chris25

18. Chicago, USA

chicago

Image: christopherdale

19. Bockenheimer Warte, Frankfurt

bockenheimer-warte

Image: wecand

20. Brooklyn Bridge, New York

brooklyn-bridge

Image: dani-santana

21. Manhattan, New York

manhattan-2

Image: kennymatic

22. Edmonton, Canada

edmonton

Image: bulliver

23. San Francisco, USA

san-francisco

Image: Striatic

24. Bangkok, Thailand

bangkok

Image: rudenoon

25. Perth, Australia

perth

Image: Ole Reidar Johnson

26. Big Ben, London

big-ben

Image: Photo-Visible.com

27. Green Park, London

green-park

Image: CGP

28. Helsinki, Finland

helsinki

Image: Jukka Vuokko

29. Tokyo, Japan

tokyo

Image: Jukka Vuokko

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