In absence of color, these black and white photos by Lube Lafuente Lopez (@lube) leave us with a clarity and simplicity of lighting, depth, and composition that holds tremendous power. Furthermore, Lube’s photos have a storytelling side to them, they are carefully laced with drama, unique angles and perspectives that seem to elevate the stakes in each shot. Lube is very much like a film director in the way he composes a shot, and all of this is done through the purifying simplicity of black and white. Here are some of his best shots.

pictures in black and white

pictures in black and white

pictures in black and white

pictures in black and white

pictures in black and white

pictures in black and white

pictures in black and white

pictures in black and white

pictures in black and white

pictures in black and white

pictures in black and white

pictures in black and white

pictures in black and white