[Pics] Beautiful "Film Noir" Inspired Portraits

[Pics] Beautiful "Film Noir" Inspired Portraits

I will admit that I am a fan of low key and moody lighting. So the mention of impressive "film noir" inspired portraits definitely piques my interest. The photos in this post have film noir written all over them! They instantly make me want to kick back and watch some old classic b/w movies. Another nice touch is that most, if not all, of the shots are from amateur shooters. The pics are all sourced from either "Deviant Art" or "Flickr".

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Beautiful portraits! Makes me also wanna watch some old matiné movies. Really good work from the photographers! 

//CZ
www.zayaphotography.com

Mark Kauzlarich's picture

They look too clean and they look like someone tried to hard on the lighting. Its too modern. Theres no real tone to any of these images that says "film" at all. Just, well/over-lit portraiture run through camera RAW and turned to greyscale.

Chris Lyn's picture

Well if you actually read the title or article, you would have understood that they were "inspired" by film noir. And I think the lighting is great, does capture the mood appropriately. I'll just have to call ignorance on your last statement.

Mark Kauzlarich's picture

Thanks. I did read the title and the article and you can feel free to call ignorance but you'd be wrong. If you're inspired by something, you can only go so far in inspiration before you start to lose the feel of what you're inspired by. But I'll have to call ignorance on your artist vision /sarcasm.

Sandy Phimester's picture

The one with the money on the table and the one on the stairs are my favorite. It's well done, the lighting and direction and stuff. I definitely think it's missing a tiny bit of grit or atmosphere, can't quite put my finger on it. But over all they do have a nice look for being "inspired" by such things.