I am very happy that two recent reviews by LensCulture’s editors have confirmed the stylistic key of my photographic production between 2012 and 2018: from the English series inspired by Constable to the more minimalist ones. They coincide with the impressions I gathered during exhibitions and meetings. “Pictorial”, “Poetic”, “Nature”, “Intimate”.
Moving in the vast and varied world of today photography (especially fine art) is not simple but, especially considering my last two enlightening “pilgrimages” to Arles and Paris, I think it’s important to create a journey in which the keywords are identity and consistency. Especially when you want to escape from common patterns and clichés.
During university days, a friend of mine asked me in what age I would have wanted to (re)born. In the Aegean coast in the 6th century or in the 19th-century Germany full of romantic idealism, I responded instinctively, reflecting about how many threads the two ages were linked together. A thought is never born by chance.
“The point for a landscape photographer is not to create another fantastic picture by following the rules. The result will be impressive only technically, and he/she will repeat awesome but cliche pictures. I have seen many landscapes, so I would like to see something different and here I believe that your work is something like this. Obviously, nature attracts you but your images convey the subject in a poetic way. The mood is atmospheric with an almost dreamlike aura. The most powerful element of your work is the color palette which seems quite immersive. The colors are at the same time intimate, referring to the color palette of Earth but at the same time, they give a feeling that does not come from this world and is able to grab the attention of the viewer. Υour work also reminds me of 19th-century landscape painting and your aesthetical approach is very close to that”.
“These images are composed and processed in a way that makes me think of the Romanticism movement in painting which took place in the late eighteenth and nineteenth century… There is a richness present in the color and tone of your images. It seems that you are applying a texture or filter that makes these look like they were made on paper or canvas – this directly references the history of painting”.