PhotographerJohn Kosmopoulos
PrizeBronze in Fine Art / Landscape
Entry Description

“Waterfoss” - The waterfalls of Iceland are an iconic emblem of the beauty that flows out of every part of Iceland. As long exposure photographs, the photograph is a fusion of physical perception and autobiographical and metaphorical insight where the how and what of taking a photograph becomes secondary to why we make the photograph the way we do to better understand our motivations as artists. It is my way of creating a parallel world of feeling that you are immersed in something that is intellectually and imaginatively beautiful and embracing the paradox that reality is both negotiable and essential to fine art photography. As an inspiration, I wanted to capture a fluidity and dynamism in this composition by creating a symmetry- asymmetry between elements and forming an equilibrium between the luminosity and shadow in the photographs to create a phenomenological presence, as if the viewer is experiencing the moment with me, and a palpable absence to the viewer to fill in their own blanks. These principles help shape my photographic vision.

About Photographer

John Kosmopoulos is a multiple international award-winning photographer who specializes in architecture, abstract, long exposure, and minimalist black and white fine art photography. His fine art photography has been featured in international publications, galleries, billboards, and books. He espouses an "eclectic aesthethic fine art" philosophy and a psychology of photography that he refers to as "vision drawing (oramagraphy)". He has written several treatises on practical fine art photography and conducts workshops throughout the world. Website: www.silverzenphotography.com