I enjoyed answering these questions in this small talk in photomind.gr!
Inspired by the dark, haunting and dreamy music of “The Fog Ensemble”, I made 7 small video clips, one for every song of the album. The places I filmed include Thessaloniki, Karpathos, Leros, Brighton, Berlin and views from windows of trains and aeroplanes.
Based on Antonio Gramsci’s “Prison Notebooks” and the concept of “Romance”, 10 artists worked in Yeni Djami for 8 days in the context of the 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art and focused artistically on its multiple readings. Here are some photos mostly from the opening of the exhibition. _Making preparations for the opening. _Virginia Μastrogiannaki and Original Replica having a deep conversation in front of original Replica’ s work. _Spectators watching Antigoni Theodorou’s performance. _Concept and video stills form Virginia Mastrogiannaki’s performance. _Photo from Nicolas Paradiselo ‘s work. _Photos from Sophia Tolika ‘s work. _Concept and photos of Ilias …
Taking part in this Young Artists’ workshop has been an extremely interesting and tempting experience for me so far. First of all, the title of the workshop is “Romance” and our approach to the subject should have come from the book of Antonio Gramsci: “Prison Notebooks” (I am very happy that I found it and read it) written between 1929 and 1935, when Gramsi was imprisoned by the Italian Fascist regime. Then, the people who are taking part formed a nicely diverse, creative, dynamic and funny team. We ‘ve laughed alot, discussed with each other and interacted perfectly. Areti Leopolou, …
During the exhibition of “Homes Sweet Homes” in Tabya last February, I left a book at the place for the visitors to write their impressions, feelings or thoughts about what they had just seen. When I am down, or feel insecure about what I am doing, this little book really cheers me up! Thank you all for your comments!
Few days ago, I had the chance to make a workshop with a photographer whose work I admire, Eva Voutsaki. The workshop was about making a photo-book (a dummy) from the early stage of collecting and editing photos, to the final stage of designing and finding ways to publish it. These were 3 days full of inspiration, imagination, fantasy, having nice talks and fun with all the people there. I am really glad I did it and feel full of photographic energy!
fmag.gr, the web magazine/fanzine focused on greek photography published a portfolio and an interview of me about my first steps on photography, influences,the choices I make, my opinion about contests & exhibitions and many more.
“Film Noir”, a weekly magazine for culture in Thessaloniki at Issue Nr. 97, published an interview of me about “Homes Sweet Homes” and photography in general.
Rejected.gr was at the opening of the exhibition of “Homes Sweet Homes” in Tabya and presented an excellent photo-reportage of the exhibition as well as an interview of me. (Click on the photo to read it)
I am very happy to exhibit my photographic series “Homes Sweet Homes” in this beautiful place – Tabya – in Thessaloniki. Opening: Tuesday 3-2-2015 at 20:00. Until: Tuesday 17-2-2-15. See you there!