Urban reality seen as not romantic and hostile by John Drossos

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John Drossos says about himself:

“I was born in Stockholm, grew up in Thessaloniki and I currently live in Sweden. I studied Geoinformatics & Topography there. I attended on two online courses of Copenhagen university “Scandinavian Film & Television” and “Sören Kierkegaard: Subjectivity, Irony and the crisis of Modernity”.

In 2011 I discovered the world of street photography and instantly I have been addicted. Since then I have been focusing on daily life in the streets . My goal is to find interesting and pecuilar human beings to shot portraitures. My purpose is to isolate the human element and to combine it with urban scene in a more minimalistic way. I prefer to make compositions with high contrast, shadows and highlights mostly in black and white.

Street photography for me is a hardcore way to face the routine of everyday life. For that reason I only shot with lenses with no zoom and my street portraitures are as real as you perceive it . Recently, I started to involve colorful, urban night shots with absent of human element as well as day shots in a more minimalistic way with film – alike post process. “

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About ‘After Dark‘:

After Dark is a series of urban and industrial photos that are taken when the sun shines in southern hemisphere of our planet. This project is based on aesthetics of neo – noir films and is created in order to reveal the unfriendly and unromantic attractiveness of urban reality.

The absence of natural existence and the lack of motion are the most dominant characteristics. The moto and the whole idea of this photo series is the following: capturing recollections of what never was.

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