about

I was born in Drama in 1982, a city in northern Greece, where I live and work until today. I studied Business Administration in Kavala. I got into photography in 2006 and since then I have attended many seminars of photography and I have participated in group exhibitions as well.

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The landscape today is a dynamic canvas that evolves positively or negatively through time. The human factor intervenes transforming it and changing it into something new. The images I make are usually landscapes in the limits of urban, outwardly and surreal pictures of my town, a complication of evolution and abandonment over time. My pictures show this antithesis. My photos seem to have been photographed easily, with an almost direct to the issue view and a purity in the form. This provides an easy first reading of my images and slowly reveals many things once deepens. All this, through my photograph, take  a different meaning and substance. I photograph exclusively in square format. Composition and colour play decisive role in my photos. I see without a camera most of the pictures and then, I come back again and again to find the appropriate lighting conditions to photograph them. Human element is a rarity in my pictures, and when there is, it simply completes the position of my frame.

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Photography is the medium that reveals all the forms around me, that are in constant communication with my inner truth.



Kyriakos Michailidis