/ 2019 / /

Botanic Loop

Macro photographic series that aims to explore the potential of these small springs of the climbing plants, in this case the passion fruit tree, in clinging to other plants, winding these structures and serving as support during their growth.

On this series the focus attention goes to this minimal part of the nature of the plants that could normally go unnoticed, inviting the observer to develop the personal interpretation of these various abstract helical formations. The highlight is the shape and texture of these spiral-shaped filiform structures which may at first appear to be man-made.

Between abstraction and figuration, Bruno Militelli captures nature in its finest details. With the macro photography as a stepping stone, the artist overcomes the limits of vision and enters the minutiae of each of the photographed objects. Precision and focus are guides to the process, the poetics of the work develops, with near laboratory techniques, from the uncovering of the particularities of nature that fail to be seen or even go easily unnoticed.
Bruno portrays nature as abstract manifestation, transcending the materiality of the elements which it is composed of.

Awards 2021 SPOTY, Science Photographer of the Year from Royal Photographic Society – shortlisted in the category “Understanding our World”
2020 BPS, Brasília Photo Show - Menção Honrosa na categoria Natureza
2020 IGPOTY, International Garden Photography of the Year - 1st Place Winner of the "Macro Art" Photo Project - (CERTIFICATE)
2019 CUPOTY, Close-up Photographer of the Year 01 - The Top 100 Finalist, Intimate Landscape
2019 5th FAPA, Fine Art Photo Awards - 3rd Prize Winner, Category Abstract
2019 PX3 Awards, Prix de la Photographie Paris - Silver Award, Category Nature
2019 Photolucida Competition - Critical Mass Top 200 Finalist