After a short break we are back to our beloved Monday Masters posts. Well, I personally find this little weekly activity quite fun and educational at the same time. I also think that someone, somewhere will find these articles interesting, especially if you haven’t heard of some of the photographers we nominate each week.
This time take a closer look into the work of Charalampos Kydonakis aka Dirty Harrry.
Our Monday Master comes from Crete where he works as an architect. He picked up photography in 1997. Kydonakis first started with an analog camera which he used for his studies in architecture in the university. For more than 10 years he was shooting only subjects related to the studies and his work: buildings, urban landscape etc.
“I detest machines, the problem started when they discovered the wheel, you’re not going to tell me the camera is a machine, it ‘s the most marvellous piece of divinity ever created”
From 2008 Dirty Harrry started to shoot more with digital and discovered his love of telling stories and showing us his point of view on how he describes it The human theatre.
I don’t even know how to describe his work, I wouldn’t put any label on it for sure. I would probably call them surreal, dream/nightmare like fragments of life but that would be an understatement.
This photographer simply shoots what he wants and how he wants and creates beautiful and bizarre art that I find extremely interesting and these images do stay in your memory for quite some time.
There are many things to learn from DH and one of the most important thing I would take from him is that you should never stop learning, experimenting and trying new things. It’s ok to be confused and not knowing what comes next for you and your photography. You have to let go and embrace any changes and challenges as part of the journey.
All images are by Dirty Harrry
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