Dean Bennici and his Infrared Masterpieces

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German-based photographer Dean Bennici stuns the world with a very unique form of infrared analogue photography. Focusing mainly on landscapes, Bennici creates untouched artistic masterpieces with the help of a camera and accurately polished precision.

Dean Bennici is a German-based American photographer who takes impressive infrared analogue shots. He has been working in Germany since the late nineties. He has mastered the technique over the course of many years, therefore requiring a great deal of experience.

Infrared photograpy is very tricky, as infrared light is not visible to the human eye. Infrared light lies beyond the ”visible” spectrum. For infrared photography to be possible, the film to be used must sense what the human eye cannot; the film must be sensitive to IR light.

Infrared photography allows us to produce images that look very different from how the subject appears in reality. An infrared-passing filter that allows infrared light to pass through the camera but blocks all or most of the visible light spectrum. Hence, the colors and textures appear completely different.

Bennici does all the film cutting, preparing and rolling himself in his darkroom. Only with very precise accuracy and dedication Bennici manages to make these photographs see the light of day, as infrared film proves to be a very versatile photographic material to work with.

All of Bennici’s photographs are taken with color infrared film, namely the chrome slide film. Unfortunately, these unique photographs will remain the last relic of this film material, as the manufacturer has discontinued the film.

What is fascinating about Bennici’s photography is that he uses no digital processing, leaving the images completely unedited. Such stunning, riveting photographs!

Information and images for this article were sourced from Dean Bennici's website.

written by aistej on 2013-07-13 in #lifestyle #landscapes #infrared #analogue-photography #dean-bennici #photographer #news

6 Comments

  1. emkei
    emkei ·

    great photos!

  2. stu_the_protege
    stu_the_protege ·

    If you like Infrared photography you should check out Richard Mosse 'Infra'! His photographs are Stunning.

  3. ihave2pillows
    ihave2pillows ·

    $30-$70/roll of those film!

  4. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Gotta love Dean Bennici for helping to keep color IR photography alive!!

  5. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    Really want to try this film

  6. djramsay
    djramsay ·

    i have 4 rolls in the freezer 2 have been used with filters but cant find anyone to process them, i live in Southampton in the UK - help :)

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