Once in Iceland one cannot be but taken aback by the vast landscape and the minimal presence of human intervention. It is almost a meditative experience to be engulfed by nature away from any urban distraction.
‘Boomeritis’ series presents stand-alone portraits of buildings with the long exposure shooting technique using a 10-stop neutral density filter as well as regular exposures treated in a similar artistic manner. We depart from straight photography to fuse the boundaries between representational and expressionistic image making.
My photographic approach attempts to appropriate the vision that pervades in the unadulterated look of the small child, as she wanders the contemporary cities of Europe and is confronted with the unfamiliar urban landscape.
An image may be a reconstructed memory based on the photographer’s experience. Through my project entitled ‘On Changes’, I am recounting different stories based on memories and experiences from my recent past
Idomeni (Greek: Ειδομένη) is a small village in Greece, near the borders with the FYROM. The village is built in an elevation of 65 meters, in the outskirts of Kouri hill. It mounts in the West bank of Axios river.
His influences from Henri Cartier-Bresson to André Kertész and from Garry Winogrand to Josef Koudelka and Roy De Carava, as well as from the great Greek photographers, older and contemporary such as Nikos Economopoulos, enrich the inspirations and form the photographic aesthetics of the new author.
Greece is a beautiful and intriguing land, full of light and life. But since 2009 it has been suffering from an unprecedented economic and social crisis, the victim of the harshest austerity programme ever implemented in Europe.
Looking at Antigone Kourakou´s photographs, one fully perceives the suggestive range of photographic abstraction. Although there is scarce visual information that connects the pictures with the real scenes, the situations, and the events they were born out of, the photographs imperatively call for our interpretation.
My photographic work focuses mainly in urban landscape and it has been affected by the current situation in my country, Greece, which from has entered a state of transition that extends to present day.
In the minds of most of the world, the iconic image of Greece’s collapse is one of angry, masked protestors clashing with police outside parliament. But anger is only one of the myriad of emotions Greeks are experiencing as they try to weather this crisis.
At the Athens Central Market, the air rings with the cries of traders hawking their wares. “Red mullet, fresh red mullet,” they call out to passersby. “Hello, my friend! Fresh meat, good price!” The current building housing the city’s main fish and meat market
My field of reference is “the street”; I neither seek extraordinary events, nor do I travel around in quest of a subject to photograph. I have been photographing the “riches” of everyday life on a daily basis.
The centre of Athens, as I first remember it, was full of life. During the period before the Olympic Games, there was great development. All this happened within a few years. It was as if the city put on new clothes.