In this series of images of Cretan landscapes, Haris Panagiotakopoulos breaks out of his photographic comfort zone and becomes comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.
‘It was 2 years ago when under some special conditions I found myself driving everyday in the countryside of Crete carrying – as always – a camera with me, but shooting nothing the first week as I could not find ‘something interesting’ (aka human characters). After the first ‘shock’ I gradually started to shoot some landscapes and later, looking at the images at my computer’s screen, I discovered some common forms in them. Taking photos without people in them is not what defines my work – I would say it’s the other way around. So I was kind of surprised to have a set of images without any human presence in them.
– “Without any human presence in them”?? Really?’