| Emmy Nominated Time Lapse Cinematographer | Visual Artist
Beno is a Slovenian born time lapse cinematographer,
photographer and visual artist. He is currently based in Dubai, UAE.
For 18 years, Beno has
trained his eye in the art of seeing as a 3D Computer Animation and
Architecture Visualization specialist. As a veteran digital artist, Beno won
numerous accolades and awards such as the rank of 'Autodesk Master' as well as the winner of the prestigious 'Tektronix International Design
Visualization Competition' in 1993. For his continuous contributions to the
art of architectural visualization, Beno was given a 'Special Merit of Excellence' award by Kinetix / Autodesk in 2005.
Beno's 3D generated art was published in several international architectural
visualization publications and books such as the '3DS MAX 2008 Foundation'. Beno was also a contributing consultant
for Michigan State University at the
Department of Forensic Science.
In 2008, Beno started exploring new creative avenues which
lead him to discover the world of photography and time lapse cinematography.
Having a solid foundation and decades of practice in related types of visual
arts, Beno’s transition to his newly found passion was a swift one. By 2011, he
had dozens of photographs and time lapse films specially featured across local
and international media and publications. His body of work is recognized for
its use of light and composition, drawing strong influences from the classics
of cinema and traditional art.
Beno's comprehensive portfolio is defined by his profound love
for architecture, engineering, science and the beauty of nature. His vast
knowledge of digital imaging technologies is evident in every photograph. As an
individual accustomed to dramatic profession changes, Beno believes in the
power of a life-long learning process and feeding the child-like curiosity
throughout adulthood. He tirelessly experiments with fresh styles of
photography while refusing to box himself in any particular genre. Keeping the
broad and diverse subject matters in front of his lens is the secret sauce to
creative liberty and inspiration.
His list of clients include BBC’s Natural History Unit, the Discovery Channel, Canon
Middle East, Emirates Airline, Abu Dhabi and Dubai Governments and
He has recently been nominated for an Emmy for his achievements in cinematography. He is also a Silver Dolphin Award winner of the
prestigious Cannes Corporate Media &
Beno shoots for major image libraries such as Getty Images, Alamy and Trevillion Images.
As a photo educator, Beno frequently hosts photography workshops and
inspiration seminars on time lapse photography, fine art photography and
digital image post-processing. He is a frequently featured artist and has made
numerous appearances and tutorials on various blogs such as 500px.com, Scott Kelby One, Trey
Ratcliff's Variety Hour, Topaz Labs
Blog and many others.