In the distance
The horizon is big.
The picture is also big.
At the bottom of the horizon is the human figure,
where the gaze is lost.
As if to be afraid to approach.
I keep my distance,
distancing myself from the moment.
From the frame itself.
I want to feel free,
the human also.
To feel him even if I do not touch him.
Although in a distance I hear the breath!
I go through the same place again and again,
I meet another figure,
another human being.
Near the water of the sea,
of the lake.
A dialogue at a distance!
About Antonis Giakoumakis
I was born and raised in Chania Crete. Now i am resident of Chalandri, Attica. Photography is for me all the things that I do not want to forget in the moment I see them, in the space where I am found, I move, I listen and I observe. It cannot be objective, but it can be a constant reminder that the world is not what we see. It is creation, communication, a narrative.
In other words, it is the representation of a truth, a fact that you are aware of at the moment of the click. Your reality which you feel the need to share. A reality which can be different for someone else. I like to create stories, like a storyteller of photographs (finding the appropriate point of view), for according to Ansel Adams, “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. Υou bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
I often think that if I had the gift of writing a poem or a fairytale, a story in general, then I would be unlikely to photograph. I love to share what I see and perceive, with the expectation of acceptance or even better comprehension. I consider that an important element of photography is the feeling, the narrative and not its technique.
I am not identified to a certain type of a photography and I do not believe in photographic discriminations… in categorisations. The power of a photograph is to “embody-render” all the “categories”.
The categorisation – label is necessary for… commercial reasons.
I want to observe people… from a distance, because I believe that by distancing myself, I become objective, free. So sometimes towards things, situations, people, alone with one’s self… keeping a distance. On other occasions, nearby … to talk, conspire, disagree.
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