This photograph was taken at a very interesting angle with the sunlight shining through. The black and white of the photograph directs the focus to the woman. Photo Gothic Quarters, Barcelona de Frank van Haalen (via
"Though this picture is simple. I have done black and white photography for many years and my favorite element of design is contrast. The contrast in this photo takes it from simple to interesting." I think this a fine example of contrast/black and white.
Critically acclaimed Chinese photographer Fan Ho spent the and taking gritty and darkly beautiful photos of street life in Hong Kong. His photographs are to be published in his new book “Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir.
I've included this picture because Willie Nelson is a great example of country music at it's best. If a band of country music were to look for inspiration, Willie Nelson would be a great icon to look up at.