Category: Street Photography
Location: Greece, Denmark, Turkey, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Serbia, Israel
Year: 2015 – 2022
This is a part of a long term project which i published also as a photobook at December of 2022. The “A Place Among Them” is a personal testimony of a photographic project completed in approximately eight years, from2015 to 2022. Through the photographic image, I explore human conditions that are often contradictory, such us solitude and loneliness, which we all may have experienced at some point in life and every individual is able to decode them in their own way. I started as an unseen observer wandering around many cities in eight countries: Denmark, Greece, Serbia, Turkey, Israel, Morocco, Spain and Portugal. I was walking countless hours, discovering new places and people of different cultures through street photography, my favorite kind of photography. I moved naturally and spontaneously, quietly and respectfully, without staging anything around me, always using the natural light available. Walking on the line between the notional and the real, I captured scenes which showed emotion, sometimes being on the threshold of the conscious. The protagonists were random people out at the streets of every age, moving in parallel without ever meeting each other. Sometimes happy, with glowing faces and carefree bodies, other times worried, concerned and silent, with faces etched from the corrosion of time. By focusing on small events of daily living, I aimed at revealing thehuman aspects within the trivial yet valuable escapes of life, as I experience them around me and as they might go unnoticed by others. This project includes images we see for just an instant but are eventuallycaptured and reflected on our life’s “wall” affecting our psyche in the long run. The dramatic interaction of light and shadow, and the emotionally isolated figures that inhabit anonymous urban spaces or road sides show an endless pursuit expressed through the human struggle for survivalwithin and outside the big cities of the 21th century.
You can see more details about the full project which contains 87 photographs in B&W and get the photobook by clicking here.