Header photo: Killer Blow by photographer JBDI-photography and freelance model Leon Lift

The term monochrome means to use one (mono) colour (chrome). Monochrome photography uses one colour within the image (in a range of tones), either in the camera or post-processing. In contrast, standard colour photography (known as polychrome) displays colours from across the spectrum. 

Black and white photography is a popular subset of monochrome, but it is not synonymous with monochrome. A monochromatic image can use any colour.

Other well-known examples of monochrome are sepia (warm tones), cyanotype (cool tones), and grayscale, as they are all made of varying shades of only one colour.

This photographic technique can enhance the atmosphere and mood in your images and add an extra depth of emotion and mystery. 

The fabulously talented PurplePort community created the images in this collection, and these images feature male models exclusively. 

If you like this collection, don't forget to explore some of our other photo collections on The Purple Blog for more inspiring images!  

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Daniel by photographer Steve M


#2


Taking Aim "Get off my land" by photographer Witcherman Photography


#3


The Greek viking by photographer panilsson


#4


Man in a Hat by photographer Robert Campbell Photographer


#5


Abandoned by model Joshenton


#6


Portrait Of Leon by photographer Wavepower


#7


Getting Ready by photographer Dawn Q


#8


Raven by photographer Rosa Fay


#9


Classic with a twist by photographer panilsson


#10


Angel of the Night by photographer Catherine Knee


#11


Selfie by photographer soul_trapper


#12


Image by photographer Rob Simpson


#13


9:13 by photographer Witcherman Photography


#14


Have a Merry Little Christmas - stay in your apartment, don't let your family in, don't meet your friends, drink some bourbon, watch some old movies and eat some goddam Hershey bars by photographer JBDI-photography


#15


Alex B/W by photographer Afrofilmviewer


#16


MYSTERIOUS MAN by photographer Tracy J Hughes


#17


Leon by photographer Wavepower


#18


Daniel by photographer Say So Photography


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Muscle Etchings by photographer panilsson


#20


Dennis: A very talented musician by photographer AlexWong


#21


Leather Boy by photographer JBDI-photography


#22


Matthew Teare by photographer Xavier Cassadine photography


#23


Sensual jeans fashion by photographer panilsson


#24


Leap of faith... by photographer panilsson


#25


Image by photographer Jorgeliz


#26


Thomas Shelby by photographer Witcherman Photography


#27


Le Male by photographer BLACK......invokingimages


#28


Image by model Mr Wood


#29


Crazy But Contented... by model DannyBoy1


#30


Seth x 4 Inside the Box by photographer Kevin Connery


#31


Fingers by photographer Cambridgeportrait


#32


I’ve Been Expecting You... by model DannyBoy1


#33


Mr Brightside by photographer Tony Cooney


#34


Anon male by photographer Ayla Rose Photography


#35


Sam by photographer PHPhotography


#36


Mr Boss by photographer panilsson


#37


Putting on the ritz.... by photographer JBDI-photography


#38


Lights and Shadow by photographer Markusbrehmphotography


#39


On the wrong side of the tracks..? by photographer panilsson


#40


John 5 by photographer Wessel


#41


Image by model Will Newton


#42


Image by photographer L I F E L I K E


#43


Notorious.... by photographer Gray2


#44


Reflections by photographer Mike Lancaster


#45


Broken by model Darren S


#46


Always Wear Your Mask by photographer Tony Cooney


#47


exube beauty male by photographer ReKindleTheMoment


#48


I told him a brilliant joke by photographer SlashStreetPhotography


#49


Classic Headshot by model Leon Lift


#50


Image by studio AURAphotographic


#51


Mikael by photographer JBDI-photography


#52


'Mr NABBA NI' by photographer Bobg


#53


Killer Blow by photographer JBDI-photography


#54


Wet look by photographer panilsson


#55


"In a world full of trends, remain a classic!" by photographer John Askey


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