Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Dimitris Triantafyllou (b.1967) is a photographer from Greece

Dimitris Triantafyllou (Thessaloniki 1967) studied Physics and Mathematics (B.A. Macalester College, St.Paul Minnesota) and has a Core Degree in Asian philosophy (Macalester College) and an MA in Biophysics (University of Minnesota). He also has studied photography at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN. He has attended two workshops given by the Swedish Master Photographer Anders Petersen. One in Thassos and one in Kavala. He currently works as a freelancer in Photography and teaches photography courses (analog and digital) in the, 1) STEREOSIS Photo school, Thessaloniki, 2) Art and Design Department of IEK AKMI, Thessaloniki and 3) IRIS Visual Media Depatment, Thessaloniki.
His photography is dark, gritty and very personal. It focuses on themes of identity, perception and memory. In his series Human Face, Heart of an Animal he questions himself how we look at other human beings and ourselves. By recording the events with his camera he started to create his own world, a world of expression that gave him a chance to comprehend himself. Thru the Looking Glass is a series that questions reality and fantasy. If reality is guided by emotions, memories, thoughts and dreams, maybe reality is fiction itself. He focused on people he knew including their dreams, their worlds and their realities. The following images come from the series Diaries of GhostsThru the Looking Glass andHuman Face, Heart of an Animal.

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