Black and White Portraits

Ferd's Entries in the 7th Annual The International Black and White Spider Awards

Here are a few black and white portraits that I've entered into 7th Annual The International Black and White Spider Awards. 

I've entered 2 into the Portraits category one ito the Silhoutte Category, and one into the Fine Art Category.

I like the way each one of these photos tell their own story, which can be left to the viewer to expand on.

Check out photos that have won and placed in the past:  http://www.thespiderawards.com/

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Deb vonder Heide December 01, 2011 at 04:06 PM
Hey Ferd - really love these especially the smooching one but you should have included Gestring's portrait. You know I love it. B
Ferd December 01, 2011 at 07:18 PM
So far the "wet kiss" photo has got the vote...
Deb vonder Heide December 01, 2011 at 10:53 PM
The Barcelona picture looks like two guys.
nancy przygoda December 01, 2011 at 11:31 PM
with you on the Barcelona one to. Excellent work Ferd, and the best with the art shows Has anyone every told YOU, that you are talented! z
Paul Seemayer December 02, 2011 at 12:32 PM
Oh you know I love the "wet kiss" photo! They're all great! I hope you remember me when you're famous, again!
Pam Hancock Pogue Seemayer December 02, 2011 at 02:06 PM
What a beautiful way to start my day a great cup of coffee and fantastic scenery, You know the wet kiss got me, melts my heart! I think you need to publish a book, you know how I love books!
Anthony Trendl May 07, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Nice. I especially like the hallway shot. It reminds me of a tunnel we have in Chicago connecting a few office buildings.
Gerry Mandel May 21, 2012 at 05:10 AM
I'm glad I discovered you on Patch. I'm a big fan of b/w photos, and am impressed with your work. Not that I'm in the market to buy anything; our walls are filled. But I do enjoy looking at good photography. Thanks for posting.
Marilyn R. Glasscock, RScP June 08, 2012 at 11:07 PM
I especially like the guy at the steering wheel saying something to someone behind him. He looks really strong and expressive.
Monk July 14, 2012 at 09:14 PM
I'm sorry, but he reminds me of Freddy Krueger.
kadi August 21, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Hello How are you today? My name is kadi kabore, I saw your profile and i like it so i decided to write to you. I will like you to write and tell me more about your self direct to my email id kadikabore@yahoo.com from there i will reply with more of my details and pictures. I will be waiting to recieve from you. have a nice day. kadi
Nancy Prior August 29, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Hi Ferd, I just found this story on the Patch. They're beautiful - are they drawings? I would love for you to do a portrait for me, but are you expensive? (I'm sorry I have to ask that question). Please let me know. Thank you
Susan Robertson November 10, 2012 at 06:16 PM
I like the guy in the car the details and his face of anger cause that backing up can make you mad when folks don't give you a break lol that have must have been in publics parking Lot ! Are CVS truth about people feeling their Aggravated
The Lodge at BridgeMill February 25, 2013 at 04:58 PM
I like all of the photo's - very talented!
Mark Keefer April 06, 2013 at 04:18 PM
Ferd, I am enjoying seeing your work. Good stuff. - Mark
Arts-n-Carafes - A Painting & Sipping Venue April 08, 2013 at 04:02 PM
Is the one lady actually Geena Davis or a very similar look-a-like?
Deneen M. Tokich May 14, 2013 at 05:22 PM
Nice work Ferd and that's coming from an art major (LOL). I am partial to Luke's photo or the photo shown before the man with the saxophone. Best of luck!


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