Black and White Photography by Benoit Courti

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What makes Benoit Courti’s story interesting is that he’s been doing professional photography only since 2010. He embraced the portrait/art after spending years as a music composer. The result is a convincing mixture between a powerful and imaginative narrative on one side and a carefully crafted minimal imagery, rich in texture and detail on the other.

Benoit Courti lives and works in Paris and most of the work on his website is for sale.

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Visions by Swarte

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“SWARTE is an open source of imagination which transforms contemporary topics into fine art. While generating feelings, we are trying to connect the world to a large amount of ideas and visions, which are supposed to make people reconsider themselves – this time in a colorful, provocative and intriguing manner. As we are creating stories about the day of tomorrow we believe that one can indulge himself to recognize his own core in one of our works and see it Read the rest

Colorful Prismacolor Portraits by Elle Wills

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26 year old artist and tattoo apprentice from Brisbane, Australia has created a series of incredibly detailed portraits, rich in color and dimension by just using Prismacolor pencils and watercolors. According to her website, she specializes in “realism portraits and creations” and goes into a meditative and calm state of consciousness when with a pencil or paintbrush in hand. Elle’s prismacolor portraits successfully blend the subtle approach to portrait making and the art of tattoo design.… Read the rest

Tribal Mysticism in Antonio Mora’s Dreamlike Photography

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Spanish artist Antonio Mora masterfully blends portraits with landscapes and images from nature to create his dreamlike photography that takes us to new and yet familiar worlds. According to the author the series of images “open a crack in our collective memory allowing us to watch, though only [for an] instant, the hybrid beings who populate our deepest dreams.”… Read the rest