light and reflections, surrealism

light reflections in the wind

Bruno Paolo Benedetti

two seagulls flying on light reflections on dark background dream landscape with two seagulls flying on a shining light flow pushed by the wind on a dark backround. Limited edition print 1 of 100 on metallic paper size 20×30 inches

This artwork is inspired by the Sanskrit name of Samira.  The name Samira has its known origins in Arabic and Sanskrit. It is a name of Goddess Durga and Lord Hanuman: Lord Hanuman is also known as Sameerudu (the name given to him while he was carrying the Sanjeevani mountain) from which the name Sameera is said to be derived. In the Arabic language the name was connected with the wind. The Goddess Durga is one of the three Jogin,i with Kali and Parvathi, expression of the Shakti, the femal strenght of the universe, connected with their husband Shiva. This artwork was inspired by a woman called Samira, and with this artwork I wanted depict the purity and the strength of the wind as the breath of the…

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abstract non objective photography, light and reflections

contrasts and transparencies on black water: digital art

white transparent fluid shapes on dark water
withe transparent fluid light shapes on black water


Again a light and reflections theme for photography based digital art: white light spots on dark water. The sunlight spots become fluid and transparent, creating a high contrast light and shade effect in a non objective picture.


Bruno Paolo Benedetti


on bright black background white gleaming lights
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how to make high contrast non objective artworks in black and white

on bright black background white gleaming lights
fluid contrasts, black and white picture with fluid white lights on brilliant black background

When we say multimedia we mean the use of various genders of art and techniques as well. So we can have artworks with mixed pictures and paintings, pictures or painting digitally elaborated using a software and so on. Here above we see a photography based digital artwork where we find mixed analogic and digital techniques. here are all the steps used for making this artwork with very deep and bright  black color and gleaming white, all with a very smooth texture:

  1. first step is a black and white picture made on traditional 50 ASA film, Ilford Pan F, made with a Nikon FM, manual camera, using a 50 mm len with a red filter. The use of the red filter and of the 50 asa film increases the contrasts and reduces the grays:
  2. the film was processed in darkroom with Ilford Ilfosol, paying attention to make a very fine grain. For this you must use processing time a lilltle shorter than usual (using Ilfosol), but at the recommended temperature;
  3. The film was scanned and then elaborated with a software.

In this manner I had a high contrast artwork, with a  silky texture black color. The use of the mixed media, made me possbile to have an artwork of better quality than using a digital camera, or maybe I wasn’ able to obtain the same outcome using only digital tools!

Bruno Paolo Benedetti