VIA ARTIS - street photography

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Via Artis G I A N N A T O S J O H N

Via Artis

A CREATIVE VISION ON STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

J O H N

G I A N N A T O S

COLLECTOR’S EDITION


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Via Artis


Via Artis

A CREATIVE VISION ON STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

J O H N

G I A N N A T O S

COLLECTOR’S EDITION


John Giannatos

Via Artis Collector’s Edition - 51 copies Curator: Maria Tsanou Cover & Design: Stavros Habakis

© All rights reserved December 2020

john@panadvert.com

Dedicated to Maria, Stelios, Antonis


“Via Artis” (the street of art) is a collector’s edition of 51 copies with street photographs. Most of these photos were taken from 2017 until 2020, in England, Germany, Italy, Malta and Greece. Through street photography, I try to push the boundaries of realistic depiction, working with prime material from the world of experience while resisting mimesis and the impression of colors. My photos aim to introduce the viewer into the shadows of dreams. Simple geometries on a black-and-white canvas with gradations of gray. What I see and shoot are narrative and storytelling moments, like a very short film. Life is a movie. It is an art film that evolves around us every moment, with us in the leading role and all the others as supporting actors. Photography comes to give maximum value to the moment and to remind us that we are passers-by on this journey of life. From the beginning to the end and forever…

John Giannatos


All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.

Leo Tolstoy


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My Way 1. Self Portrait on a mirror on the ceiling 14 p. 2. The old man of Bergamo 25 p. 3. Frankfurt main 82 p. 4. Valetta - Malta 16 p. 5. Winter in Kifisia Athens nearby my office 65 p. 6. A girl with Down Syndrome playing with the bubbles 72 p.

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Young and Old, the past and the future 69 p. My Dog Ramon 80 p. The Ladies of Folegandros, a Candid Street photo while the lady were photoshooted by her boyfriend 94 p.

Cover: A man walking in the rain in Stuttgart - Germany, shot from the 4th floor of the hotel Radisson Blu.