Returning to my hometown, I had to face the various aspects of the past.Being in the countryside, started spending time at my “secret” places, the ones which deep in my recollection were full of scents, sounds and beloved creatures . A cathartic exploration of my beautiful surrounding. Again.Only this time I was attracted by the night, the time that everything is serene and somehow strange.Seduced by total darkness, ι was experimenting with the forms that light can reveal, creating a world between reality and fiction, dreams and nightmares ,between past and present.
Kosmas Iliadis was born in northern Greece in 1991.
While he was studying economics,he realised that he was spending most of his time experimenting with photography.
In 2014 he started taking seminars to 'Stereosis Photograhy Center' in Thessaloniki and had his first contact with analog photography.
His debut project ‘Present Tense’ has been featured in on-line and printed publications and shown in various shows.
‘Intimate Paths’ is his second photo project.
Judged by Tim Barber:
Inspired by the Grand Prix, Takahashi Miki’s work, I thought it would be fun and interesting to make a compilation of the widely diverse and eclectic work submitted for this contest. When edited and organized, the “memory” submissions, sent in from dozens of artists, become a kind of collective-memory-collage, a dream sequence of disparate clues from a kaleidoscopic narrative.
* This work was included in a curated collection of works selected by the judge Tim Barber from a number of submitted works. See the collection