Each month, we present you with a selection of the photos our community has recently made available for licensing on EyeEm Market. From all the photos uploaded, I create selections that show you how community members are exploring different topics. This month, I’ve focussed on a current visual trend: Monochrome images. Some of these are taken in black and white, others in such stripped-back colors that you could be forgiven for overlooking the color.

What unites them all is their visual effect: The reduction to simple tones makes these photos look quiet and elegant, no matter what the subject. This effect was deployed to great effect in the movie Coffee & Cigarettes, turning those two commodities into a feast for the eyes. Looking to employ it yourself? Start with one of our 80 million+ photos on EyeEm Market.

Gegenüber human eye eyelash close-up eye real people one person one woman only young adult human skin freckle eyebrow only women eyesight eyeball one young woman only sensory perception macro macro_collection people young women girl portrait women blackandwhite Monochrome_Photography uniqueness Fresh on Market 2017
By Uta Lauterbach

Adult blackandwhite human body part human hand lifestyles one person people real people Standing Fresh on Market 2017
By minfeng wu

Please, join me on instagram @eglelaurinavice Black Background blackandwhite boy child childhood close-up closed eyes eye4photography EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm gallery eyes face hand headshot human human body part Kids light and shadow Natural Light Portrait one person Pain people portrait real people Soul Fresh on Market 2017
By Egle.La*

thoughtful thoughts The City Light Fresh on Market 2017
By Sagar Soni

one woman only photomodel photo model lifestyles beautiful woman one young woman only Photoshooting photography Photoshoot blackandwhite Black & White чбфотография чбфото черно-белое monochrome one person Old-fashioned Adult people men Sitting only men Adults Only full length Fresh on Market 2017
By Katarina Mavrodi

human hand close-up women Fashion design editorial contemporary lifestyles EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm gallery studio shot Fresh on Market 2017
By Natascha

shadow indoors no people curtain close-up illuminated abstract day airplane light and shadow window interior interior design AirPlane ✈ Fresh on Market 2017
By AiR

Architecture beauty Black & White black and white blackandwhite blackandwhite photography day Graphic indoors Istanbul lifestyles Lines&Design one person people real people shadow sun Sunny Woman The City Light Adapted to the City Adapted to the city with Land Rover Fresh on Market 2017
By mykindablahblah

Listening to the wind beauty Black & White black and white blackandwhite Body & Fitness body curves girl leisure activity one person real people sea seascape seaside Slim summer Summertime wind wind in my hair young women Youth youth culture Youth Of Today youthful women around the world Fresh on Market 2017
By Kate Phellini

animal head animal themes black and white close-up day detail Galicia, Spain herd Horses Livestock mammal monochrome Nature no people outdoors rapa das bestas sunny day wildlife Fresh on Market 2017
By Cosmoideo

one person people real people childhood close-up smile joy Happiness Happy People boy child expression EyeEmNewHere Fresh on Market 2017 Welcome to Black
By AnnaNinaGood

abstract Architecture concrete geometry lines and shapes pattern simplicity Textured The City Light
By Dmitri Popov

Irving Penn's tribute beard Black & White black and white black and white photography Black Background blackandwhite blackandwhite photography close-up gaze Hair headshot Looking At Camera one man only one person plain background portrait studio shot young adult Fresh on Market 2017
By Gulli

architectural detail Architecture block building exterior built structure Business Clear sky facades Façade Industrial building Industry Logistics minimalism Minimalist Architecture minimalistic minimalobsession pastel Pastel Power storage Urban exploration Urban geometry urban landscape urban photography urban skyline white Fresh on Market 2017
By André Dogbey

arrangement backgrounds close-up day full frame In a row indoors large group of objects no people pattern repetition Fresh on Market 2017
By joaquim

Foxy beauty close-up day Females long hair Models Nature one person outdoors people portrait Sunlight Tree women young adult young women Fresh on Market 2017
By Nada Vojinovic

b&w black&white candid close-up Hands monochrome Monochrome_Photography one person street streetphotography Fresh on Market 2017
By Alex Cruceru

people real people outdoors Calmness Tranquility landscape Winter Architecture snow Weather cold temperature Nature fog cold black and white Fresh on Market 2017
By Mateusz Cybart

shadow real people men people Adults Only only men Teamwork full length City outdoors Adult sports race competition competitive sport day Sportsman Fresh on Market 2017 Welcome to Black
By Alon Ceng

miles away The City Light Fresh on Market 2017
By David Infante

Need some fresh looks for your campaign or creative project? Check out the Fresh on Market 2017 album with an even greater selection of photos we’re offering on Market.

Header image by Nada Vojinovic.