Antonis Kioupliotis – No Lens Athens

If I’ve seen one picture of Athens, I’ve seen a thousand. Moreover, paintings, statues, and studies in art history. They just pile up. The common thread though, at least of the photos I’ve seen of Athens is that they are, not always but usually, produced by tourists.

You know you’ve truly lived in a place when you get to a point where you have to try something other than a straight on shot. When you get past the tourist shots, after you turn the camera around a few times. Then you really start to find something new in your little piece of the world.

Antonis Kioupliotis knows Athens. He was born in Thessaloniki, Greece and studied photography in Cologne, Germany before returning to Greece to work as a professional photographer. Most recently, he resides in Athens where he creates dynamic scenes with a Hasselblad XPan fitted with a pinhole and loaded with expired Kodak Double X film. The results are, to say the least, remarkable; enveloping; and inspiring. It is truly the work of a man who knows his place.

Featured below is a sampling of this project. It is a large body of work – at least 57 images all told. After checking out the below, you can find the rest of the project on his website here. You will not be disappointed. Syntagma Square, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 Syntagma Square, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 Acropolis Museum, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 Acropolis Museum, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 People I, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 People I, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 People II, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 People II, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 House, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 House, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 University, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 University, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 Filopappou, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 Filopappou, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 Buildings, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 Buildings, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 Athens Academy, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 Athens Academy, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 Acropolis, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 Acropolis, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 Abandoned Houses, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 Abandoned Houses, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 Face, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016 Face, ©Antonis Kioupliotis 2016

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