Daily Life - NOMINEE: Ioustini Drakoulakou
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According to Newton’s First Law, an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.
The experience of limbo, due to any sudden incident in the course of one’s life, is the cornerstone where my image narrative is based. Anything can change within a fraction of a second, and this work reflects an attempt to interpret and accept loss and “constant-change” phases. The world that I create and photograph is based on everyday life, but the accompaniment of a cinematic aesthetics aims to give a fictional twist and a sensation where still nothing is real nor surreal. Those images become metaphors to another reality. Characters represent archetypal figures, being “indecipherable” while confronting an internal collision. They are somewhere in-between, struggling to reach “light” again.
Born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece. A practising photographer since 2015. After completing a BSc in Geology (2014) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and postgraduate studies at the same department, she studied photography at Stereosis School of Photography (Thessaloniki, 2015-2018). Currently, she is completing her MA in Photography at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her photography has participated in group exhibitions in Greece and abroad with the most recent participation at SCOPE Art Show (Miami Beach, December 2018) and Photobiennale (Thessaloniki, September 2018).