256 pictures with the 256 shades of grey

256 pictures using only the 256 different shades of grey in RGB

Right after I discovered the picture with exactly 256 distinct shades of grey I wondered what different order I could put these in and what patters I could make with them. Then I thought I could just use the algorithm to draw any 16 x 16 pixel picture.

But how to select which images to draw? I went looking for images, photos and artwork that I found beautiful or interesting. And it was surprisingly hard to come up with 256 images.

In the end I am suprised in how recognisable many of the images still are. Or is that because they are by now so familiar to me?

How many do you recognize? Let me know your favorites!

This work belongs in: Black Square