What is photography for you? a form of personal expression? A need for creation, communication, or something else?
AD: Photography is indeed a form of personal expression, a true passion. It gets me out into nature, into landscapes where I feel completely by myself and where I have the chance to experience magic moments or special encounters with animals in their habitat.
How would you characterize yourself as a photographer?
AD: I believe I am a patient and persistent photographer. If I spot a scenery or a particular animal I may come back and try to get an even better photo in case I’m not satisfied with my first results. Also I like to explore landscapes and habitats in depth, sometimes for years to get a comprehensive collections of photos that express the richness of that particular area.
What is the source of your inspiration?
The beauty of nature – in all aspects, to experience magic moments and my respect for wild animals in their habitats
With which personality of Art world would you like to come into a dialogue and on what subject?
I’d like to come into a dialogue with Art Wolfe and Frans Lanting on their projects and with Sebastiao Salgado on black and white photography
Would you consider to express yourself with any other form of art besides photography?
If I had a talent for it, I would like to draw – just with pencils on paper
If you chose a different era to live and create what would it be and how do you think you would express yourself artistically?
Although the life of an artist at the beginning of the 20th century was certainly tough, I would have liked to be a painter before the 1st World War (without being affected by it of course)
What is the relation of the creator to his work?
The work is the way a creator expresses him – or herself. I like to express my fascination of the beauty and the variety of nature
What are your future plans?
Explore the natural treasures of Greece – especially in the north of the country further across the different seasons and further on to explore the wider Balkan and it’s wild nature.
I’d like to show these treasures in further exhibitions and publications like articles and books with the particular emphasis on showing the beauty of nature to children.
I’m convinced that we will only protect what we have learned to love.
Presentation of Macrophotography Techniques on Thursday, March the 5th at 19:00
Free admission to the public.
In the framework of this solo photography exhibition there will be a presentation on Thursday, March the 5th, at 19.00 by Achim Dittrich of the Macrophotography Techniques. The audience will have the opportunity to chat and exchange ideas with the photographer.
Yesterday I was honored to be invited to the Anniversary event by "The Smile of the Child" for the organization's 24 years of giving its help to the Greek society.
An offer truly priceless and so necessary for our country, for our children.
I can not hide that I was very touched and cried when I saw the video of how this organization was founded. Some children dream of growing up to become doctors, engineers, or go to the moon. Little Andrea's dream was to help the children to be happy and always with a smile on their faces. So he made a big smile on his face with his little fingers when they asked him in a show what he would like from life. Unfortunately his dream did not come true because God took him at an early age with the Angels because of his illness .....
This dream was fulfilled by his father, Mr. Costas Giannopoulos. A Man with capital M.
I hope they will continue their work so constructively as they do now, all these volunteers of this Organization that give it life and meaning.
We, the Govedarou Art Gallery with the 3rd ArtExpo Group Exhibition: "Opportunity4all" in which 20% of our sales will go to "The Smile of the Child" will only put a small stone.
Thanks to all the artists in advance for contributing in this way!
Thanks and everyone who supports it!
4th Art-Thessaloniki 2019 at HELEXPO
You will find us at Pavilion 10-Booth 17 of the 4th Art-Thessaloniki 2019 at HELEXPO.
We present to you 5 artists Maria Zisi, Nana Winter-Georgiadou, Stelios Zacharoudis, Stefanos Folinas and Nina Michailidou!