MatericLook: MossyCorridor - urbex wallpaper art 3d graphics by Francesco Perratone

A new urbex image, this comes from an abandoned asylum in Tuscany…

One of the main corridors on the asylum ground floor, inside one of the more damaged buildings. The roof partially collapsed.

You can see the first floor is damaged too, just at the end of the corridor it fell through. This gives a nice place for the light (and rain) to enter the building.

From there on, the place began to seem a bit more creepy than outside, you’ll see it in some of the other images! 😉


About the image itself:

I like the depth and transition from darkness to light, through strange shapes and formless shadows here and there…  Also this one is a multiple exposure with HDR elements, with the addition of a little bit of digital painting (just a few pixels, to correct some excessive noise), and a few other operations to get some nice subjects from the different shots.

The doors and the light coming from outside give some nice touch of shape and color. It’s more evident on the lateral doors themselves and on the front wall, around the double door frame. However the best part (in my opinion) is the mossy green wood! It plays with the vegetation green at the very end, behind the bars, and with the green light reflected on the right, bottom door.

The flaking paint on the walls is also giving a nice warm tone to the entire image. The floor, covered in rubble, gives more depth and details. It accompanies the eyes toward the double front door.


I will create some urbex wallpaper versions of this one for my patrons, to be used on various screens and resolutions.

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:

Thank you!

Digital Art, Photography, urbex

MatericLook: MossyCorridor – Italy Urbex & Art


MatericLook: AlienSky wallpaper by Francesco Perratone, Italy Photography and art



MatericLook – AlienSky Italian Autumn Sunset



MatericLook: HandyEyes wallpaper by Francesco Perratone, Italy Urbex Photography and art

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!

Digital Art, Photography, street art, urbex, wallpaper

Urbex Art and Photography – HandyEyes – June Wallpaper for my patrons (late!)


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 rifugio here …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:

MatericLook: MadonnaDellaNeve 00 by Francesco Perratone, Italian Alps Photography and art


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:  .

Thank you!

Digital Art, Photography, wallpaper

Italian Alps art & photography: Madonna della Neve

MatericLook: Celestial 00 wallpaper by Francesco Perratone, Italy Photography and art

Celestial 00


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.


Digital Art, Photography, wallpaper

February Wallpaper #11 – Celestial 00 – Oropa


VR and 360° photography and art


I’ve been absent for some time, mainly researching and testing in the fields of Virtual Reality (VR) and 360° photography… I’m now ready to share the first (decent) art experiment….

I took a 360 degrees picture of a nice sanctuary here in Italy (more images of the place here), from one of the top floor’s windows. I then applied some quick painting-like effects…. I had to modulate the type of strokes to retain more details where needed, mainly around the top church and its cupola.

In the image below it’s possible to look around by clicking+scrolling on a computer or by rotating your phone/tablet. The accelerometer permits to use the phone/tablet as a “window” through the portrayed place by reading its movements. The size of the image makes the file larger, it will take some time for it to load.

On the bottom right there should be an icon to switch to fullscreen mode, to better experience the view ;-).

Of course the best immersive result it’s obtained by using a (very cheap) VR viewer and your smartphone. A bit like being “right there” in the portrayed place. If you’re on a compatible device there should be a cardboard icon to switch to VR mode (also on bottom right)

The image and technique, something on VR and 360°

360° images, also called photospheres, have a high resolution because you must be able to “look around”, as if you’re inside the picture.

Each possible viewpoint has to be presented in a decent resolution. They’re also saved in a way that permits to retain all relevant information using standard image formats. It’s possible to do that thanks to a projection, that “deforms” the image and adapts it to a 2d space. Currently the main type of projection used is equirectangular.

This is what the saved image looks like (in very low resolution):


This is a monoscopic image (no real “3D” effect, at least for now), but it shows the potential and possibilities in that direction (VR and 360°).

All these aspects must be taken into account during the elaboration and painting of the image.

Until now the software and hardware are limited, especially if you’re an experimenter on a tight budget. I’m partially working with DIY tools and using complicated workflows.

I’ll create some more similar content, using both photography and 3d graphics….. let me know what do you think!

Digital Art, Photography, VR

VR and 360° art – Floating in a painting – Oropa


MatericLook: Italian Bucolic 00 by Francesco Perratone, Italy Photography and art

A relaxing, bucolic image from Northern Italy.

I layered some effects and toned some areas to give a paint-like feel to the pic… It should convey calmness when put on your office screens, now that the holidays are gone! (At least here in Italy!) 😉

Also a forthcoming change could be perceived now that, after some work, the top of the trees look naked, with no leaves left…

The image is available in hi-res to my Patreon supporters pledging from $3, resolutions are the same as free wallpapers (4:3, 3:2, 16:9).



Digital Art, Photography, wallpaper

Italy Photography Wallpaper – Italian Bucolic 00