‘OCEANUS’ series is a selection of images from the marine geophysical surveying expedition in Anfeh Lebanon with the Laboratory of Marine Geology & Physical Oceanography from the University of Patras Greece in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology & Museology of the University of Balamand Lebanon. Adjusting and exploring this new subject matter was combined with my on-going integral approach to photography. The topographic-objective perspective was used to familiarise with the location and produce images that can be viewed with interest both by local people who know the area well, and by a broader audience who is outside the geo-archaeological field. The expressionist-subjective perspective was also included to add a feeling of timelessness, as these traces of civilisation extend through millennia. Their photographic treatment is intended to elevate them to pure existence, an on-site iconographic museum display.
Pygmalion Karatzas studied Architecture at the Technical University of Budapest, Urban Design at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, and practiced architecture for 12 years. Since 2013 he is focusing systematically on architectural and fine art photography, producing a portfolio of 200 architectural, commercial and artistic projects from Europe, USA and Middle East. Divisare Atlas of Architecture ranks him among the top 100 architectural photographers worldwide.