Today I want to share with you a selection of really cool photography inspired by the Film Noir style. This style brings me back so much memories from my childhood watching movies like, Blade Runner, Dick Tracy, even the 1989 Batman by Tim Burton. Later on Sin City reproduced the style with perfection. Well, in theory to achieve the style we just need some black and white photos with high contrast of light and shadows, but predominance of dark. It sorts of reminds me the Baroque style in painting, especially the work of Caravaggio.

So in this post I selected some images to illustrate this style and hopefully inspire you.

is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations. Hollywood's classical film noir period is generally regarded as extending from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. Film noir of this era is associated with a low-key black-and-white visual style that has roots in German Expressionist cinematography. Many of the prototypical stories and much of the attitude of classic noir derive from the hardboiled school of crime fiction that emerged in the United States during the Great Depression.

Noir 2 by Bart van Meele

Noir Photography Inspiration

Noir Window by Sarah Le Feber

Noir Photography Inspiration

Noir Detective by Snow Blind

Noir Photography Inspiration

Noir Still Life

Noir Photography Inspiration

Film Noir by :James P:

Noir Photography Inspiration

Film noir homage, Raymond Chandler, Robert Mitchum, "Farewell, My Lovely," 1975, adult bookstore, Las Vegas, Nevada by David Lee Guss

Noir Photography Inspiration

Film noir homage, "The Unsuspected," 1947, Olympic Hotel, Long Beach, California by David Lee Guss

Noir Photography Inspiration

Film Noir - Rob Galland by Will Stotler

Noir Photography Inspiration

À La Film Noir by Daniel Fone

Noir Photography Inspiration

New York Noir by Bobby Plasencia

Noir Photography Inspiration

Film Noir - Picture 4 of 5 by mandragor.de

Noir Photography Inspiration

Film Noir 1 by leonie--

Noir Photography Inspiration

My Students' Work: Film Noir by Mik Milman

Noir Photography Inspiration

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Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials. Of course there are other softwares conteplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks, and web design tutorials.