Art, Photography, Urbex and Visuals by Francesco Perratone and DoPe
Category Archives: wallpaper
Here you can see a wallpaper to contrast August’s warmth and high temperatures…. A January shot from the Austrian countryside…
The work portrays a field and the surrounding woods, observed through a metal fence, covered in icy crystals.
Or a cold freedom, seen through colder metal bars… Your choice!
The image has plenty of space to put icons and stuff on your devices desktops, the bars also work as separators, for organizing everything!
My $3 patrons and up can access a link to download the work in different resolutions and aspect ratios. Here’s my Patreon campaign, if you’re interested in supporting me, or if you want to receive some works each month.
This time I played a bit with multiple layers, compositing operations and HDR, to get to a look that should be something inbetween a photo and an illustration… I think the pink (almost) full color areas on the ceiling are definitely giving that kind of impression.
The shot comes from the abandoned italian asylum too… Here you can see why the warning sign outside! 😉
Why SpiderNest? Because all those “smooth” areas around the collapsed ceiling edge are huge spiderwebs, of course!
It will look great as a wallpaper, full of black areas where to place icons and stuff! That’s for my patrons, you can become one too!
Hello, I’m currently working on some Urbex shots, but focusing on some Street Art & Graffiti materials… this one comes from the walls of an abandoned asylum in Italy.
The place is (or was?) full of beautiful art, inside and outside, on different buildings scattered around. The asylum had a nice park around it, now it’s more like a forest, slowly eating away the structures.
In case you’re wondering what’s the sign on the top right, it means more or less “Do not entry, dangerous construction”.
The shot has enough uniform colored areas (the brickwork) to be a useful wallpaper. In different resolutions and aspect ratios, it’s June wallpaper for my eligible patrons (on Patreon).
One more thing: I really like this piece, the light coming from above and the green tones of the ivy spreading to the colums. It’s possible I will do a more elaborated version for printing in the future (let me know if you would like to have it as a physical print too!)
PS if you’re the author of the depicted work, just let me know. I’ll be happy to put up a link/credits/have a chat!
An image from the Italian Alps. Shots used for the work were taken during a short hike to a mountain cabin near home, in north-eastern Italy: rifugio Madonna della Neve (“Our Lady of the Snow”). There’s a small chapel nearby dedicated to her.
You can have a look at the beautiful view from near the rifugiohere …this time I wasn’t the one that took the 360 image 😉
At the sunset…
…we’re near the end of the hike, a few minutes from the cabin. The sun is casting some interesting rays from behind the mountains:
Without the large watermark and in different (higher) resolutions, it’s also April 2017 wallpaper, for my Patreon supporters.
You can receive wallpapers or prints each month, by becoming a patron! You can also help me creating more works by buying one: MatericLook shop, or with a small donation: .
A very nice historical city, with narrow alleys and steep stone stairs, lovely for taking a walk in a warm summer evening!
The city itself has a turbulent but interesting past, it has been controlled by Byzantium, Hungary, Venice, then the Habsburgs and Austria, more recently Dalmatia, Italy, then became part of Yugoslavia and finally Croatia.
The ancient settlement became a city at least from 1066 AD, when a document from the most important Croatian ruler, Kresimir (Petar Kresimir IV) refers to it.
A note on the shot itself: the horizon line is difficult to spot, (you can guess it from the mountains far back on the right).
The coastlines from the city and the opposite shore are converging, so the overall impression is somewhat “unstable”.
However the mind clings to a vertical line, shaped by the reflection of the city in the sea water, the fortress up the hill and the cloud above….
I personally like it, but probably not everyone will!
The eligible patrons already got their download link 😉
As always here there are the available resolutions:
-For quad-HD monitors and the like: WQHD – aspect ratio 16:9 – resolution 2560×1440
-Full HD: FHD – aspect ratio 16:9 – resolution 1920×1080
Here’s this month multiresolution wallpaper for my patrons, you can find the original article on Patreon here.
You can see part of the ceiling from the basilica, from the Sanctuary of Oropa. The Ancient Basilica is where the statue of the Black Virgin is kept.
The Sanctuary itself is a beautiful place, many of my pictures come from there or from its surroundings, you can see it depicted in some of my works. Plus, many nice hiking trails and walks start right from the Sanctuary, it’s situated on the Alps, near where I live.
You can see more images and find more informations on the Sanctuary here.
The church ceiling itself is interesting because of the decorations and the white “stars”. The painted plaster is dotted (I think it was “hammered”, small parts were removed to produce the starred effect). That, combined with the different hue paints and the lights creates a very nice effect.
As a wallpaper it’s nice because of the black space for icons and stuff, and because of the framing that suggests a window “peeking” on another place.
The picture was taken a few days ago, on a cold 31st of December 😉
While the Sun was disappearing, those beautiful colors faded in…. the view is from the main bridge crossing Donauinsle , an island on the Danube. The area is mainly recreational, restaurant, bars, and nice places to take a walk or a run.
The church silhouette is from St. Francis of Assisi church, also known as Mexico Church or Kaiserjubiläumskirche. Unfortunately it was closed at the time, so I couldn’t take a look inside.
Looking in the opposite direction there was an equally magnificient view. A glass skyscraper was reflecting the light and colors, blending with the background.
Apart from the colors and contrast, I like the geometry and composition, with that nice slice of Moon peeking through the sky…
My eligible patrons have access to different high resolution versions of the above image, to be used as wallpapers. you can check the Patreon campaign post here.
As (almost) all my works, this is available as a print on large canvas (limited to 10) or cotton paper (signed). If interested you can take a look at the shop. If it’s not available yet, you can contact me directly.
Here are some free works for download as wallpapers, as well as some animations to watch.
If you like this or other of my works, please consider supporting me on Patreon with 1$/month, or donate something through Paypal: