All humans have a “dark side,” yet very few wish to acknowledge it exists.
It is a place in our minds where our primitive animal instincts lie.
From within this “shadow” our behavior is influenced, driven in part by sexual and aggressive impulses. It does not take into consideration what is practical, safe or moral.
It only seeks pleasure.
b.1979, currently divides his time between London, UK + São Paulo, Brasil
Prior to photography, Seb studied French, History, Economics and went to the University of London to read both Management and Sociology. Deciding he wanted to take a more artistic route in life he left to study Graphic Design at Central St.Martins, London; where he discovered photography. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including 2 first places at the IPA Lucies and a 1st at the SonyWPA.
Aleksei Kazantsev (1975), photographer of Belarusian origin based in Antwerp since 1999.
Graduated from Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics in 1997.
Graduated from SCVO Nijverheidsschool Fotografie, Antwerpen in 2011.
This is my attempt to build visual bridges between two parallel worlds of fantasy and reality.
The enclosed undersea world is dreamy. Aquatic creatures (mythical creatures) and humans coexist in alien, utopian landscapes. They live beyond the limits of imagination and develop their actions in the dark liquid realm.
The light—absolute and whitewashed—delineates boundaries. Heroes emerge from total darkness conspiratorially. Lightning strikes the intruder; the unsuspecting viewer is now inadvertently involved.
The man in the reflection is free from any presumptions about owning this world.
Elicited dreams mutate into extraterrestrial nightmares.
Spiros Zervoudakis was born in Athens.
He studied Mathematics in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , continued with
Post Graduate studies (Msc) in Applied Mathematics in the Technical University of Crete
and Philosophy of Mathematics in National University of Athens.
His occupation with photography started when he attended classes on Photography in the Photographic Group of “Aristotle” University of Thessaloniki and continued by attending international seminars and lectures.
He has presented his work in individual and group Exhibitions both in Greece and abroad. His works are exhibited
in the “Benaki Museum” (Athens), in the Benetton Foundation’s collection, in “Contemporary Art Museum – Olivepress”
(Chania) as well as in many private collections in Greece and abroad.
He lives, works and creates in the city of Chania, Crete.