Taking photographs is a personal creation and expression. It has its own language, codes, and conventions. Photography can be free from rules and boundaries, liberating the artist to externalize feelings, thoughts, and emotions while his/her work remains open to different readings.
I was born in Pafos (Cyprus) in 1972. I work as a deputy headteacher in primary education. Photography has gained great significance in my life since 2008. It is an endless source of self-awareness and expression, a way to understand the world around me and to communicate with the people and the environment.
My interest to know more about photography has driven me to participated in several workshops and seminars about photography with renowned photographers (e.g. Nikos Economopoulos, Michael Ackerman, Jason Eskenazi, Platon Rivellis, Achilles Nasios, Loukas Vasilikos, and Ilias Georgiades).
Statement about the collection presented
This set of photographs are part of two ongoing projects, which have been brought together for the purpose of this presentation. In “Synapses”, a b/w series, I use photography to gain an insight into my personal mental vision of reality and to discover the underlying truth of the world by confronting its absurdities. It becomes the means for a personal struggle of self-knowledge, a deep introspection to face and deal with my own ghosts and fears. In “unFAMILYar” color reveals itself along with b/w images.
The attempt here is to connect through photography with my closest people and environment, with which I feel at home. Whereas the context seems well known, some things appear to be more magical, mysterious, and unfamiliar when I see them through my camera’s lens. This is my way to try and deal with the uncanny.
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