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.
"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