Single Image Category - Portrait Awards 2014
I have imagined this photo as a journey with no space and time boundaries , a bridge that links the Flemish painters such as Vermeer , Jan van Eyck, Robert Campin and even Tiziano, Antonello da Messina with the digital photography; An amalgamation of the classical aesthetic with a modern medium. I wanted to create a portrait without explicit time references, chronologically uncertain. Therefore I asked from the subjects of the photograph to imprison their emotions while at the same time to be mysterious. In this image warm and cold colors coexist which are diffused and distributed through the subjects – in a similar manner as in the pictorial portraits – creating sculptures, motionless subjects, smooth and stiff like marble.