“I’m trying to escape from what we traditionally know as photography and to turn towards other mediums of art such as painting.”

Nasos Karabelas (born in 1992) is a photographer from Greece. She’s self-taught. For Nasos Karabelas photography is just another medium among others of artistic expression.

Artist statement

Nasos Karabelas is trying to forget everything that he knows about himself.

Interview with Nasos Karabelas

Nasos, why did you become a photographer? And what does photography mean to you?

I do not consider myself a photographer. I draw from various forms of art.

A photographer has many “tools” at hand to bring across his message: lenses, lighting, framing, color treatment etc. Can you elaborate a little bit on the techniques you used for this particular project in order to link form and content? In other words: How would you describe your photographic language and creative process?

I’m trying to escape from what we traditionally know as photography and to turn towards other mediums of art such as painting.

What reaction do you intend to provoke in people looking at you photos?

I just want to show them a new form of art.

Which photographer has inspired you most?

I just know Man Ray. So I will say that he is my false-inspiration.

What’s your favorite inspirational quote about photography?

I don’t know any quotes.

What kind of camera and equipment do you use?

I’m using Nikon D60 with nikkor 18-105 vr.

What’s your favorite website about photography?

I don’t have a favorite website about photography.

What book about photography would you recommend?

I haven’t read any books about photography.

Philosopher Susan Sontag once said “The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own”. How has photography changed the way you look at the world and what have you learnt about yourself?

World is a strange thing. Everything is strange.

Every photographer is going through different stages in his formation. Which “landmarks” do you recall that have marked you and brought you to the place where you are today as a photographer?

Maybe when I understand that I have to shoot something new.

Which advice would you give someone who wants to get started with photography?

Just take some good photos.

Image from Greek photographer Nasos Karabelas photography

Image from Greek photographer Nasos Karabelas photography

Image from Greek photographer Nasos Karabelas photography

Image from Greek photographer Nasos Karabelas photography

Image from Greek photographer Nasos Karabelas photography

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