“Static Mobility, in Time” is a reflection by Antonis Giakoumakis on his relationship with photography. With one or more clicks, he captures events and scenes, immobilizing time in the space where they occur.
This inadvertently creates a new reality or, better said, a consciousness that he feels the need to share with others, with the expectation of understanding.
For him, a photograph is not objective. Instead, it’s a constant reminder that the world is not as we see it. The strength of photography lies in its symmetry, purity, and austerity. Through observation, it creates feelings and narratives that reflect the hidden world within us.
The photographic record transforms into an emotion at the moment of capture, encapsulating a fleeting memory. Antonis doesn’t photograph with goals and intentions. He’s not trying to “create” a concept in advance. He is interested in creating an atmosphere, a spark through his frame or a part of it, that may prompt the viewer to create their own narratives.
He enjoys making up stories, like a storyteller in photography, seeking the right angle of view. Citing Ansel Adams, he says: “You don’t just take a photo with the camera. When you photograph, you ‘carry’ with you all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved”. He considers photography as the art of perception, a result of a “representation” of unpredictable moments. After all, human life is full of images, events registered in our memory like photographs.
Born and raised in Chania, Crete, he now lives in Chalandri, Attica. He has been systematically involved with photography since 2012. Until then, he had been engrossed in IT for 37 years. He has attended numerous seminars and participated in group exhibitions and competitions. Many of his photographic sequences (series) have been published mainly in foreign and Greek magazines and on specialized websites.
YOUTH CENTER OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF CHALANDRI
27/05/2023 to 05/06/2023