Benjamin Briones Grandi is a lens based artist, born in 1985, Santiago, Chile. Early in his career, Benjamin developed a conceptual approach to his work, producing minimalistic surreal landscapes using photography. A carefully crafted aesthetic, his unique perspective in the use of the medium, and a concept-based methodology led him to numerous awards and world wide recognition.
Influenced by visual arts and christian mysticism, I create what I call inverse photography: images that represent an interior state more than an exterior subject. My techniques to obtain my pieces range from straight photography to complex composite work. Using all the available digital tools, I mimic memories and dreams, playing with perspective, time, and colors. Each art work is made out of pictures from real places, put together using imagination and dreams.
“Beauty will save the world”
— Fedor Dostoyevsky
International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2022: Photographer of the year
Minimalist Photography Awards 2022: Photographer of the Year - Photomanipulation
ND Awards 2021: First Place - Special - Night Photography
International Photography Awards 2021: “Gentle Desolation” Second Place - Digitally Enhanced
Monochrome Photography Awards 2020: “Humanless” Second Place - Professional Fine Art
Several other second and third places, and honorable mentions.
Lenscratch - Memories
Fotonostrum - Benjamin Briones Grandi in issue 31st
Culturamas - An introspective journey
Ladera Sur - Un viaje introspectivo con la fotografía: buscando simbolismo en la naturaleza
The Telegraph - The stunning winning images from the International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest
Forbes - 15 Magical Images, Winners Of International Landscape Photographer Of The Year
Futuro 360 - CNN - Benjamín Briones Grandi triunfa en importante concurso internacional de fotografía de paisajes: “Es una experiencia muy surreal”