Etymologically, the term Architecture is the combination of two Greek words: “archi” (principle) and “techni” -> “tektoniki” (construction/creation). For photographers it is yet another opportunity to record the play between light and shade, as they form shapes, shadows, reflections; images beyond the strict boundaries of the conceivable and the actual. For us, construction and decorative materials in an environment cannot be bound by creative rules and limitations.
They are whatever excites mind and feelings, whatever challenges human senses! It is the creative expression that captures our mental state, our sentiments, ideas, senses, the questions and visions raised in each one of us through our work.
Are architectural and fine art photography related? Are they two different worlds or do they complement each other? This is the question that ten new photographers will attempt to answer through the photography exhibition “MATERIALITY;” they are students at the ΑΚΤΟ School of Art & Design and they will try to marry their love for fantasy-utopia to that of realistic-actual representation.
Photographer/Professor of Photographic Arts/Curator
Cover photo credits: Christoy Miria