#105: only shadows..

[Θεσσαλονίκη, Θερμαϊκός, Όμιλος Θεσσαλονίκης, παραλία Θεσσαλονίκης]

Special thanks to:

* imiging and thephotographerssociety (plus jkrikis) for sharing my #104: there and back again, and 
camera-raw for sharing my #103: 1. color, 2. light, 3. move..

Have a lovely night out there.. Big hugs to all!

Received from jkrikis :

istanbul 2011

Thank you very much, Yiannis! Algy isn’t quite sure what this is, but it looks like a fine place for a party, as well as being a fine photograph :)

Algy knows that your language is not English, and he is very sorry that he cannot speak Greek, so he will just say “Thank You!”. He loves the amazing photographs you show at jkrikis.

Thanks and such

This week I also want to highlight some blogs and by that say “Thank you” to photographers, who are generous enough to share their talent, their unique view and hard work. Who let me stand in awe, and whose creativity keeps me going and pushes me further. In case you don’t already know and follow their work - highly recommend the three following blogs, who are all mainly black-and white. A subject, I am absolutely fascinated with and that I have to learn a lot. Just by seeing your amazing work, mine has (at least a bit) improved

alittletasteofmint: For me, Lina’s work is the essence of photography. It’s so much to the point, clearly structured and - at first glance - so simple. She is playing with lines, patterns, light and shadows like nobody else does. Her architecture photography shows not only a deep understanding, but also an unmatched feel and love for what she is doing.  I have no idea, how it is even possible to capture what she does. Photos that work on both levels: The heart and the brain.
Thank you, Lina!

shinjiaratani: I was stunned and my jaw dropped, when I stumbled upon this blog this week. I simply wasn’t able to stop scrolling. Very, very rarely have I seen such delicate and to the point (not only) black and white photography. Shinjii has the rare ability to capture gripping, yet fragile and suberbly balanced photos. A true master of his art. And a blog more than worth following!
Thank you, Shinjii!

neunzehn73: Jörg is another of these b/w masters. His way of balancing tonalities as if it is nothing is plain amazing! I am a sucker for landscape captures and his intriguing black and white nature-studies are fascinating. He has his very own way of capturing detail and place it next to plain areas and so creates a very unique visual sensation. Photos that have depth and at the same time maintain 2-dimensionality on purpose. Outstanding!
Thank you, Jörg!

#77: industrial.

My special thanks to:

Wishes for pleasure and creativity!


The Lensblr Gallery presents:

Yiannis Krikis (jkrikis)

I was born in Thessaloniki (Greece) in 1958, where I still live today.

I have been involved with photography for over 40 years. For 15 years of those years, I was a professional photographer in the fields of advertising and publishing.

I am a self-taught photographer and I learned many things working alongside older photographers while I did my studies at the Polytechnic Thessaloniki.

For me, photography is a continuous form of psychotherapy, and I cannot imagine that I will ever stop shooting.

I photograph mainly landscapes, portraits and cityscapes - things I can find in the streets or in nature. Anything that creates a nice composition, tells a story, or evokes symbolism or some feeling. Another big part of my work is music concerts, mainly jazz.

At the present time, I work with digital media - a Nikon D7100, an Olympus E-P1 and an iPhone 4S.