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Benoit Courti’s Expressive, Hauntingly Beautiful B&W Series, ‘Deep Black’

November 7th 2013 9:40 AM

Before becoming a professional photographer, French photographer, Benoit Courti was a music composer. A professional photographer only since 2010, Benoit’s background in music brings out a lyrical depth in his black and white images.

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In this series, ‘Deep Black’, Courti creates a series of symbols against a pitch black background. The emotion in each photograph stand out in the stark contrast of each background. His thought behind the process was to:

[Illuminate] simple subjects, minimal compositions whilst preserving a strong expressiveness.

To see more of Benoit Courti’s stunning visual images, check out his website.

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CREDITS: All photographs by Benoit Courti are copyrighted and have been used with permission for SLR Lounge. Do not copy, modify or re-post this article or images without express permission from SLR Lounge and the artist.

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  3. spizzy

    hey you might want to re-up your website… NOTICE: This domain name expired on 11/06/2013 and is pending renewal or deletion.

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