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George Kamelakis’ photography in the service of the senses

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Tommaso Berra
George Kamelakis | Collater.al

In 2006, when Boston-based photographer George Kamelakis picked up his camera, he realized that he would never again leave that instrument, which from the very first moment put itself at the service of his senses, prolonging the emotion felt in front of a landscape and the sensation of feeling part of it.
The series entitled “Somewhere” seems precisely to want to create a relationship between the viewer and a spontaneous and silent nature, which is the one experienced by the artist in Crete, but it is also an anonymous and impersonal place. In his visual exploration of Greece, George Kamelakis did not want to portray the stereotypical Mediterranean landscape, with the blue of the Aegean Sea contrasting with the white of low, flat-roofed houses, widely immortalized in postcards and Instagram posts each summer.
As a self-taught photographer, he managed to use the shots as an amplification of his own emotional sphere, thus giving a different metaphorical meaning to that sunburned grass, the trees isolated in the strange haze and the rock contrasting with the dull sky.

Maren Klemp’s photographs will be exhibited at the group exhibition ImagineNation in New York, 10-12 March 2023, curated by Martin Vegas.

George Kamelakis | Collater.al
George Kamelakis | Collater.al
George Kamelakis | Collater.al
George Kamelakis | Collater.al
George Kamelakis | Collater.al
George Kamelakis | Collater.al
George Kamelakis | Collater.al
George Kamelakis | Collater.al
George Kamelakis | Collater.al
George Kamelakis | Collater.al
George Kamelakis | Collater.al
George Kamelakis | Collater.al
George Kamelakis | Collater.al
George Kamelakis | Collater.al
George Kamelakis | Collater.al
George Kamelakis | Collater.al


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