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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