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John Kosmopoulos
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Kirkjufellsfoss, Iceland
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MCM (Muted Colour Metallics) Photography

When I process these types of photos, I tend to consider how elements in the photos can provide some impact using muted colour overtones with mixed metallic-like, layered contrasts to create a certain mood and 3D-like effect. I consider the print when I process photos.  The technique is malleable enough to consider a spectrum of tones and colours from the purely subtle to the vibrant contrasts.

If you had to choose a paper (metallic paper comes to mind : ) to print this one, what would you consider? I am always curious about this part : )

If you want to know more about it. please check out my blog post here: http://www.silverzenphotography.com/…/mcm-photography-mute…/

Enjoy your weekend!

‪#‎iceland‬ ‪#‎visiondrawing‬ ‪#‎mcmphotography‬ ‪#‎kirkjufellsfoss‬ ‪#‎feltaesthethic‬
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Selandjafoss, Iceland - www.silverzenphotography.com
MCM (Muted Colour Metallics) Photography 

For those interested in learning more about this technique, please feel free to have a look at my blog post here: http://www.silverzenphotography.com/2015/07/02/mcm-photography-muted-colour-metallics/

MCM can be rich and subtle in colour palettes while creating an atmosphere and mood, Enjoy the rest of your day : )

#iceland #visiondrawing #mcmphotography #selandjafoss #feltaesthethic
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Maritimes, Canada - www.silverzenphotography.com

A really special place for any landscape photographer...

Peggy"s Cove, N.S (I love the different types of clouds at sunset)
Blue Rocks, N.S. - Lone Blue Boat - (In-Camera HDR+LE Blend)
Confederation Bridge - Links New Brunswick to PEI (LE)
Lunenberg, N.S. - Two boats in the fog

Something a bit different for me ) Have a good evening everyone!

‪#‎maritimes‬ ‪#‎canada‬ ‪#‎firecrest‬ ‪#‎formatthitech‬ ‪#‎mutedcolourmetallics‬ ‪#‎mcmphotography‬ ‪#‎16stopsofpurelove‬
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FAPA - Fine Art Photography Awards - London - First Edition 2015

1. "The Veils of Eden" - 1st Place (Gold) / CATEGORY WINNER - Professional - Landscape / Seascape Category.
http://fineartphotoawards.com/…/landscape-seasca…/gold-award

2. 'Dubaiisms" Series - HM / Nominee - Professional - Architecture Category
http://fineartphotoawards.com/…/profess…/architecture/hm/409

I am chuffed that both of the series I submitted received recognition. It is always a humbling experience and an honour for me. Over 3000 people participated in the awards from 77 countries. I want to also extend my congratulations to all the artists!

Some Links Related to the Awards:

Photogrvphy.com: 
http://photogrvphy.com/fine-art-photography-awards-2015-sh…/

Weather.com: 
http://www.weather.com/travel/news/fapa-winners
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WTC II - Dubai, UAE.
MCM (Muted Colour Metallics) Photography.
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#dubai   #MCMphotography   #500px   #mutedcolourmetallics  
The colour version of my original b+w photograph... MCM (Muted Colour Metallics) Photography. www.silverzenphotography.com
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Thanks buddy.  Things are well over here.  Stay classy  )
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Architypes of Time Travel (I-V)
Some MCM Photos (Muted Colour Metallics).
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Happy Canada Day! 

When I looked grouped these images together, my imagination went to the idea that these futuristic and distinct edifices were portals through time. Call me a dreamer...but I am not the only one : )

Enjoy the rest of the week!

John

#mutedcolourmetallics   #mcmphotography   #visiondrawings   #dubai  
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Superb works!
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Well, I am back on Flickr : )
Feel free to find me there as well...
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Explore John Kosmopoulos's 30 photos on Flickr!
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Thanks Fabio.  It has been awhile for me :)
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Another daydream of Iceland....
Skogafoss, Iceland  III - www.silverzenphotography.com

MCM (Muted Colour Metallics) Photography.

#skogafoss   #iceland   #icelandphotography   #visiondrawing   #mcmPhotography  
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Digital Photographer magazine (UK) - Issue 164

"Lost and Found In Black and White" - Interview, Photos and my Top 10 Tips for amazing B+W Photos. In this interview, I review some of my principles in photography including a new concept I refer to as "Zonal Shape Systems"™. 

The issue was released on July 30th, 2015 and it can be found in your local Chapters, Barnes & Noble, and wherever you peruse Photography mags : ) It is an absolute honour to be published in such a prestigious international magazine that is enjoyed by novices and professionals alike. I remember looking at these types of magazines and wondered if it would be possible to see myself in them.

Here is a more in-depth review of my article including a link to the magazine: http://wp.me/p3ioUF-CN

The photos published include those from my Toronto and Dubai workshops and my trip to Iceland with my great friends Ian, Sally and Marc. Good timing as Marc and I will be doing a workshop in London in June 2016! Look for more details soon and some more interesting news : )

Cheers!

‪#‎digitalphotographermagazine‬ ‪#‎chuffed‬ ‪#‎thankful‬
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"Onederful II"  Dubai Desert
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MCM Photography - Muted Colour Metallics
As I have been experimenting with various styles and techniques in my photography over the years, I have become enamored with a certain look to my photos that I refer to as
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LONDON - June 10-12 2016
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Stay tuned for more details soon smile emoticon
Many thanks to my great friend Ian for supplying this image of the Millennium Bridge in London. You can find more of his great photos here: http://goodlighthunting.artistwebsites.com/index.html

This will be one of the many great sites that will be part of the upcoming workshop.

Cheers!

John
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International Award-Winning Photographer Specializing In Architecture, Abstract, Long Exposure & Minimalist B&W Fine Art Photography
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Consultant, Educator, Published Photographer, Freelance Writer / Published Author. 

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

Website:  www.silverzenphotography.com

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: )

Oramagraphy

“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.   


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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.  

John

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