Monochrome magic: Black and white photo contest's stunning entries

They may take inspiration from a different era, but these magical monochrome images show the art of black and white photography is very much alive.

The Society of Photographers Monochrome photo competition attracted eye-catching entries across a variety of genres.

The winning image – an atmospheric shot of a sailboat near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge – was taken by British photographer Eric Browett.

See more spectacular images from the contest in our gallery.