Well, hello there! It’s a new week and about time for some inspiration if you ask me! I don’t know about you, but there’s a source of inspiration that never seems to run out of creative juices. Great photography. It sparks up emotions, thoughts and after-thoughts just like any soul awakening experience. But what makes a good photographer from a great one? If I were to use a single sentence, then I would say: “The ability to tell a story to a reader within the context of a moment!” One such photographer is the Greek distinguished photographer, Nicolas Lotsos. Let’s have a look at his stunning work for I’m sure that we will all appreciate his greatness as a photographer.
Nicolas Lotsos, is a fine art, nature and cultural photographer, whose black and white images are absolutely fascinating. He was awarded, among many other distinctions, as the “photographer of the year” from SPIDERS AWARDS in the category “Wild Animals” with his photo “The Hunt.” That is the most prestigious international black and white photography competition. His profound love of nature’s beauty drives him in an ongoing travel adventure in Kenya, Tanzania, the Arctic (and in between) to create art through his camera lenses, while capturing his fear for the imminent extinction of life as we know it.
Like all great photographers, his photos form collective theme bodies. Perhaps his most known body of work is “Africa” with seven featured projects falling under it, including the Masai Typology – a collective portrait of the Masai inhabitants of East Africa (only a selected few are shown below) and the Masai Modus Vivendi. Similarly, his “Arctic” project consists of two bodies – a colored one named HELP Hope Evoked and the black and white one called HELP Life Prevails (I chose only three images from the lot shown last).
Believe me, it was a really hard call for me having a select which imagery to include in this post. All of his images are breathtaking works of art, that can be found here. If I were asked to choose a collection as a favorite, then I would probably say the “Masai Modus Vivendi.” It is a collection of Masai people in living mode that awakens a lot of emotions in me – mostly that of hope in the good qualities of any people!
The ability to tell a story to a reader within the context of a moment!
Through his images, Lotsos creates a unique “connecting bond” between his subject matter and the reader of his context. Moreover, I believe that Lotsos’s deep, conscious, environmental concerns are evident. There’s so much beauty in his imagery yet, it’s overshadowed by huge question “what’s next?” At least, that’s my interpretation. Perhaps, you have another? Please, do share in the comments section below… Do you relate to any of them? Would you use any of these amazing art prints for your home decor? How do you feel about them?
Stay inspired as always, love