Greek fine art photographer Vassilis Tangoulis creates beautiful, dreamlike landscapes through lengthy exposures in his black and white series “Misty Scapes;” incorporating the “fourth dimension” of time into his work. Over the course of the exposures, fog swirls around a tree, a boat, or a grouping of rocks; erasing smaller details in the surrounding landscape to highlight the central subject.
A working chemist and professor at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Tangoulis describes himself as leading a “double career” in both science and the arts. Focusing on the symbolic nature of his photography, Tangoulis states that he works with collections of photographs, always shooting with a specific concept in mind. Inspired by the Ansel Adams quote, “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” Tangoulis states that he will not begin to shoot without a concept or clear message to be communicated.
While Tangoulis says he is “open” to color photography, he states that his work is almost 80% black and white. The major impetus for shooting the majority of his work in black and white is Tangoulis’ belief that black and white photography “has more color than color photography because the multiple variations of possible grays, if treated correctly, reveal much more depth and drama than color can offer.”
You can find more of Vassilis Tangoulis’ work on his website.
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