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John Kosmopoulos
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New York - "Mysteries" Series ...

 A series of day-to-night transformation type photos.

My thematic intention is to depict serene but hauntingly beautiful blackout-like scenes that tap into the emotional experiences of many who can appreciate how such moments can offer a shared closeness with one another.

"Out of New York" Photography Workshops: October 14th-16th, 2016 -
$100 Discount Code = KOSMOPOULOS100

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

#daytonight #D2N #newyork #newyorkcity #manhattan #freedomtower #oculus #centralpark #washingtonsquarepark #visiondrawings #oramagraphy #mutedcolourmetallics #archistractart #picoftheday #worldtradecenter #oculus #ignewyork #topnewyorkphoto #instalike #instagood #canadianart #nycprimeshot #ig_nycity #nyc #newyorkcity #artcollectors #outofchicago #outofnewyork #oony2016
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NYC Panorama - I created this panorama of the NYC skyline but I knew it wouldn't be flattering on FB on its own so I decided to make it look like a book cover : ) Have a good weekend everyone!

‪#‎newyorkcity‬ ‪#‎manhattan‬ ‪#‎mutedcolourmetallics‬ ‪#‎visiondrawings‬
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ROTELLA GALLERY - Representation & Upcoming Solo Exhibition

I am super-excited (well chuffed if you will) to announce that I am represented by the Rotella Gallery in their SOHO New York and Bellevue, Washington locations!

It is truly a humbling experience and honour to be among a pantheon of well-known and amazing artists that admire like Michael Levin, Joel Tjintjelaar, Art Wolfe and several others. It has been in the making for quite awhile now and it has been very challenging to keep this a secret to say the least. The photos you see on my website (link below) will be part of my solo exhibition among others (details forthcoming for those that want to stop by and say hello). Each photo tells a visual story that has an experiential and personal inception and journey for me. They are exclusive, limited edition fine art archival prints only available through the gallery. I have been fortunate to have had some galleries inquiring about my work over the years but I wanted a great fit and a gallery that truly appreciates my work and photographic artistry.

I want to thank all of you for your continued support. It has meant a lot to me to know that you appreciate my work. I have met several people along my journey that have become close friends. I am truly blessed to have them in my life.It looks like it's going to be a New York kind of year! :)

If you would also like to join me in Toronto (May 27th-29th) with my good friend and photographer extraordinaire Marc Koegel or New York City (October 14th-16th, 2016) for a totally new photography experience, please also click on the link below.

TO & NYC Workshops:

New York: Link:

The "Out of New York Photography Conference" takes place on October 14th-16th, 2016. If you would like to attend, the conference committee is offering a discount of $100 off the Conference if you register using "KOSMOPOULOS100" by April 30th, 2016! We hope to see you there!

#‎rotellagallery‬ ‪#‎outofnewyork‬ ‪#‎blessed‬ ‪#‎newyorkstateofmind‬ ‪#‎sohonewyork‬ ‪#‎bellevuewashington‬ ‪#‎toronto‬
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Great to read that ... congratulations John!
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Out of New York Photography Conference - Discount Code
October 14th-16th, 2016 - Gotham is Calling!

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Alternative Link:  Registration Link:

I am happy to have been invited to be part of the first OONY16 conference! For those who would like to register for my talk and receive a $100 discount, please use the folllowing code (good for the whole month of April): KOSMOPOULOS100

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Below, you will find the video for the event (which happens to feature one of my monochrome metallic cityscapes of that beautiful skyline). Hope to see you there! It's going to be amazing!
#OONY16 #outofchicago #outofnewyork   #photographyconference #stoked #photographersbrew #awesomesauce #booya ! #seeyouthere #legendwaitforitary 
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"Diabla" - Brookfield Place, Toronto
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+John Kosmopoulos my absolute pleasure! Wish you a wonderful weekend :))
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SOHO, NY & BELLEVUE, WA Locations.

NEW YORK WORKSHOP -October 14th-16th, 2016 Discount Code #KOSMOPOULOS100

A little video of my prints at the gallery. If interested, please see my website for more details by clicking the link above.  Enjoy!
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Calatrava's "Oculus" and the prominent Freedom Tower at the WTC
MCM Muted Colour Metallics Photography.

Upon exploring the city last week, I had the opportunity to really study the matrix of the WTC from many angles. This particular vantage point triggered the story of Bellerophon and Pegasus and the title for this photograph. The building on the left offered a nice reflection to offer an extension of the wing of the Oculus to play around with symmetry-assymetry in the overall composition. For those interested, no selections or plugins were used in this photo just straight ol' basic Photoshop stuff (nothing wrong with any tools of course to fulfill your vision) : )


April 28th - May 16th, 2016

If you have a chance to come on by to check out my "Vision Drawings" using eclectic subjects and approaches in colour, black and white and infrared, let me know! Beyond the physical prints on display, there are others that are available. The prints will be available for viewing after the show as well.

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#oculus #freedomtower #worldtradecenter #rotellagallery #nycart #newyorkcity #sohonyc #artexhbition #feelingthelove #visiondrawings #eclecticaestheticfineart #mutedcolourmetallics
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Washington Square Park, New York City
Out of New York Photography Conference

(Please see below for links and concepts)

Why did I choose to make three different photographs of the same "wanderful seen"? For me, photographic vision is not a uniform style or stepwise formula but a psychological exploration and artistic experimentation of the many realities that we create when making a photograph. It is a way of "imprinting" who you are and who you will be in every photograph in your evolution as an artist. I will be exploring my "Vision Drawing" core principles and more in my New York workshops during the first "Out of New York" (OONY16) conference in October and exploring the many iconic sites of this great city! You can sign up now! See links below.

OONY16 Link:

Vsion Drawing - A New Psychology of Photography:

"Wanderful Seen" - A play on words for a 'Wonderful Scene". It refers to the act of wandering around until you find the right angle, moment, or location for a photograph and the beauty, emotion and imagination of creating a photograph based on the artist's vision :)

"Imprinting" as a concept in Psychology but also Photography: "In psychology and ethology, imprinting is any kind of phase-sensitive learning (learning occurring at a particular age or a particular life stage) that is rapid and apparently independent of the consequences of behavior." (Wikipedia). That is what we do with our art: we put it out into the world and allow the synergy between artist and viewers to take over.

It's also a title of another NYC photo of mine.

#outofnewyork #OONY16 #newyorkcity #visiondrawings #psychologyofphotography #wanderfulseen #nyc #wahingtonsquartepark #imprinting #imprintinginphotography
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When I ventured to Iceland for the first time, I was immediately struck by the spell I was under when I gazed across the ethereal and almost mythical landscape of this land of fire and ice. The country's poetic beauty offered a compexity of wonder that gave me a wonderful complex of photographic vision as an artist. My odyssey of indellible moments left me lost and found as a photographer.
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GOTHAM IS CALLING! Join me in New York City for a totally new photography experience! - CONFERENCE DISCOUNT CODE


Introducing the "Out of New York Photography Conference" which takes place October 14th-16th, 2016. If you would like to attend, the conference committee is offering a discount of $100 off the Conference if you register using KOSMOPOULOS100 by April 30th, 2016! We hope to see you there!

‪#‎OONY16‬@outofnewyork‪#‎outofnewyork‬ ‪#‎outofchicago‬ ‪#‎photographyconference‬.
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Out Of New York Photography Conference - OONY 2016
October14th-16th, 2016

Information & Registration:

The great folks at Out Of Chicago have invited me to participate in a talk and some photo walks in one of my favourite cities, New York! More specific information to come soon. The roster of photographers is quite something. I am looking forward to meeting so many people at this event. For those interested, you can now register for the conference. I hope to see you there! Cheers!

‪#‎outofchicago‬ ‪#‎outofnewyork‬ ‪#‎outofnewyorkcity‬ ‪#‎nyc‬ ‪#‎newyorkcity‬ #newyorkcity ‪#‎manhattan‬ ‪#‎architecture‬ ‪#‎brooklyn‬ ‪#‎ignewyork‬ ‪#‎oony2016‬ ‪#‎photographyworkshops2016‬ ‪#‎newyorkphotoconference‬ ‪#‎archilovers‬ ‪#‎torontophotography‬ ‪#‎torontophotographer‬ ‪#‎canadianartist‬ ‪#‎instadaily‬ ‪#‎instagood‬ ‪#‎instamood‬ ‪#‎instagram‬ ‪#‎newyork_instagram‬ ‪#‎visiondrawing‬ ‪#‎photowalks‬ ‪#‎newyorkbaby‬
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International Award-Winning Photographer Specializing In Architecture, Abstract, Long Exposure & Minimalist B&W Fine Art Photography
Consultant, Educator, Published Photographer, Freelance Writer / Published Author. 

Welcome to 1.618 Fascination Street, Cosmopolis, Planet Earth ;)


I live in the great city of Toronto. I simply fell in love with the promise of photography.  My photography focuses on architecture, abstracts, minimalism, black and white fine art compositions.  

I also love combining genres and specifically focusing on archistracts (a portmanteau of abstract + architecture).  I am thankful for the abstract painters, architects, and photographers that have brought this idea to fruition over the years.

Are you an Archistracteur? As a means of nurturing and venturing into my own evolved conceptual definition and philosophy of "archistract:" photography, I have defined "archistract" as such: 

Archistract - "A concept, philosophy, and classification of fine art photography that focuses on the abstract qualities of various architectural styles and subjects using monochrome or colour compositions while highlighting patterns, forms, geometry, and gradations of light and shadows. "Archistract" is a portmanteau of the words "architecture" and "abstract". It is a style of abstract and architectural photography that has recently evolved into a cohesive and functional vision combining elements and traditions found in abstract art, architecture, and photography as a whole."

© John Kosmopoulos

When posting these types of images, please feel free to use the hashtag:  #Archistract  so everyone can find you and your amazing photos: )


“Orama” is a Greek word for “vision” with the emphasis on the “o” (O-rama).  The term "oramagraphy" literally translates as “vision drawing” similar to photography which literally translates as “light drawing”.   

Oramagraphy” refers to a personal pursuit of vision in photography specific and original to the photographer but may lead the photographer to discover an inspirational vision or an innovative or prescient form of photography within the photography community and in the evolution of photography as an art form.  In essence, “oramagraphy” is about personal evolution for revolution in fine art photography.  I purposefully sought an “o” word to describe this concept to compliment the word “originality”.

© John Kosmopoulos

If you are interested in any of my photos for licensing etc., feel free to contact me through my G+ link.  All works are my intellectual property and under copyright.   

Curator & Originator of the #SOOCSunday theme.

Artistic Statement

"To capture the complexity of beauty in the simplest of moments."

I am guided by an “eclectic aesthetic” or "eclectic aesthetic fine art" (EAFA) philosophy of photography that evokes a passionate and sometimes provocative discourse on multiple subjects and styles of photography which inevitably leads the photographer to discover their own intersection on the continuum between the ordinary and the extraordinary psychological and emotional impact of their art and the meta-creative impressions between the photographer's realized vision in their art and the observer of the photographer's art.  As much as it is a practical philosophy, it is also a guiding principle of how to educate the eye to envision the world with a different purpose – to find the complexity of beauty where you least expect it, in the simplest of moments, and to capture it instinctually or cogently with a personal and meaningful vision as an artist.  It is more challenging to the artist to find something almost raw or esoteric about a subject as if discovering the subject’s arcanum, its secret wisdom, than to shoot for posterity at the expense of timelessness.  Photography offers me a sense of therapeutic mindfulness and forgetfulness at the same time.  I often focus intensely on a subject and forget the world around me.  



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