western diet 20XX

PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryThessaloniki, Greece
Photo Date05/05/2017
Technical InfoBlack & White DI 6X9
Entry Description

Based on A. Kertész's “The fork”. Scissors are used instead of fork in symbolizing the complex decision that eating, a basic need of every leaving creature, has become. Shadows and metal shine are reversed for scissors to capture the viewer's attention and not the shadows. Leaving the highly formalistic approach, more details are added to emphasize to the subject and state that not many things are hidden in the days of the wide internet spread and the data revolution. In the left part more calm forms are used, in contrast with the right one where triangles are more present to state more tense on the decision. The lettuce leaf is there to focus the subject on the diet and remind the decorative use of food. Scissors next to the fresh cut lettuce are used to symbolize that minimaly processed foods are the latest trend which is blindly followed.

About Photographer

I was born in Thessaloniki (Greece) on 30/08/1980. I've been observing and experiencing life through photography since the age of 7. I consider myself a self-taught photographer. However, studying photography next to a great teacher in my 30's expanded my knowledge in this field and reinforced my practice and thoughts in creative photography. Personal work and studying psychology outside of university has also affected my work. Prior to my studies in photography, after winning a relevant scholaship contest, I had launched two personal projects at different venues, “la saga del amor” and “reAlations”. I also won the second prize in a private contest under the title “Dissapearing Proffessions”. Upon starting my studies in photography, I believed that a photo is a reflection of the photographer's inner feelings. I still believe that and try to apply and communicate it through my work. When shooting photos, I pay a lot of attention to the captured feelings. My goal is also to evoke feelings through my photos. Rather than understanding my work in detail, I prefer my audience to feel and, consequently, think through the impact of these feelings. My images aim to challenge people's thoughts and view of the world.