Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Culturium


























The Culturium explores the interface between mystical spirituality and the cultural arts. It is devoted to showcasing the compositions of writers, filmmakers, artists, performers, musicians, philosophers, sages and poets who have delved deep into the silence within and created work that is timeless, wise and beautiful.
https://www.theculturium.com/kon-markogiannis-memento-immortality/

Monday, September 18, 2017











"For me cities are enormous bodies of people's desires. And as I search for my own desires within them, I slice into time, seeing the moment."
-Daido Moriyama

Provoke is a tribute to Japanese photography of the 1960s-70s. The images in this series could be described as a reflection of the fragmentary, indefinite and indeterminate nature of modern urban society. The high contrast, gritty and out of focus photographs invoke a sense of isolation, melancholy, threat, inner turmoil and subsconscious desire.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017

Alternative Reality

“Divine Decay 39” selected for “Alternative Reality” exhibition (curated by Ashley Kauschinger for Float Magazine).


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Archive: Soul Vessels



(A building) is nothing else but  a “life tool”, a “life vessel” (a temporary refuge for the human body).

-Aris Konstantinidis

Archive: Soul Vessels is an experimental project comprised of found ephemera and photographs which form a quasi-fictional architectural-psychogeographical archive. The term “soul vessels” was inspired by Greek architect Aris Konstantinidis who coined the phrase “life vessels” to describe buildings as functional spaces whose sole purpose is to serve human needs.
The work challenges the “traditional” concept of the archive: it is not only “important” and “celebratory” photographic moments that are worth collecting and assembling. The emphasis is on ideas concerning day-to-day living, the burden of constant wear-and-tear, and the inevitable damage and erosion of all objects and living beings.
In a certain sense Archive: Soul Vessels is an attempt to rewrite and re-register reality, as if creating an array of urban portals which open onto a plethora of mental spaces. Through this meticulously assembled pseudo-archive the deepest strata of the imagination can be explored: imprints of past realities, which are fused into the photographed relics, are rediscovered and reinterpreted generating new auras of the unknown.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Fraction Magazine Issue 98 (Ninth Anniversary Issue)





Fraction Magazine features the best of contemporary photography, bringing together diverse bodies of work by established and emerging artists from around the globe.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Ghosts_Dreams_Memories (work in progress)


























“Those who look outside, dream. Those who look inside, awaken”.
-C.G. Jung

Ghosts_ Dreams_Memories is an ongoing series of surreal photomontages which explore the world of the unconscious mind and psychic phenomena.
On a conceptual level crucial for the development of the work were the theories of psychologist Carl Gustav Jung whose research involved the fields of religion, alchemy, astrology, philosophy, mythology and dreams. According to Jung reality is more complex than what is perceived by the physical senses or revealed by mainstream science -he believed we all possess psychic faculties, albeit usually in undeveloped form.
On an aesthetic level the work was inspired by photographic artists such as Clarence John Laughlin and Jerry Uelsmann whose experimental and multi-layered work questions photographic "truth" and representation. The work was also influenced by "spirit" photographs of the 1800's-1900's which supposedly depict paranormal phenomena such as human auras, levitating bodies, ghostly manifestations, disembodied entities etc.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017


ΩΔΗ ΣΤΗ ΦΥΣΗ 

Τι να’ναι αυτό που αισθάνεσαι
Στην αγκαλιά της φύσης
Ο ήλιος όταν χάνεται
Στα πέρατα της δύσης

Τα μάτια ξεκουράζονται
Τα πόδια αλαφρώνουν
Ολούθε κελαϊδίσματα
Τον νου σου ημερώνουν

Το παραδείσιο φως
Στη λίμνη αντιφεγγίζει
                 Αστράφτει τόσο όμορφα                 
Και την καρδιά γεμίζει

Μικρογραφία σύμπαντος
Κατέχεις στην ψυχή σου
Ο κόσμος όλος πάλλεται
Και αναπνέει μαζί σου 

Το σκίρτημα που νιώθεις
Κράτα στο στήθος ζωντανό
Εντός σου η πλάση ολάκερη
Προσμένει αιώνιο λυτρωμό