Monthly Archive for January, 2017

Plant

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Morning plant study / photo: @mishkusk #australia #nature

Niki Gleoudi – Shades Blue

Niki Gleoudi

Shades Blue

How would we describe our life today? In a world that moves rapidly, in a world that constantly changes, in a city like New York where time imposes fast response and gallops breathlessly, can people be alone? Do they have time to feel alone?

In this photoessay I am portraying mainly the loneliness, the impossible actual communication even when people are in physical proximity. I am trying to capture the fragmental substance and present contact through an intermediate reality which is “mirrored” as a reflection in the glass. Perhaps the only truth is the one happening online, illuminating with a blue light the everyday routine. Subtracting the city’s surroundings, the noise, the traffic, the commotion and sometimes even the ambience around the subjects photographed, the moment that these people are and feel alone is evident. The only time where there is contact between two people is a blurred kiss. Finally, communication is accomplished by a couple. They are not alone. They become one and the energy interflows from one to another.

 

 

Bio

Born and raised in Greece, Gleoudi studied at Washington University in St. Louis, USA.
While working in Greece she developed an interest in people and street photography. After moving to Miami, USA four years ago she started working on various projects, mostly documentary. Gleoudis took workshops with David Alan Harvey, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris, Bruce Gilden, Costa Manos, Raul Touzon who also mentored her for a year while working on a project with native Americans. She have exhibited solo in ZM Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece in 1998 and group exhibitions in St. Louis, Athens, Thessaloniki Greece and Cyprus as well.
Gleoudi is a member of BULB collective.

 

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Night visitor

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Night visitor / photo: @mishkusk #wildlife #australia

Explorations

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Rainforest explorations / I find it fascinating how tadpoles are contained to their own little world, their own reality and as time passes they seemingly morph into a completely different creature, crawl out and discover a whole new reality / photo: @mishkusk #australia #wildlife

Starry night

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Today’s starry night of some sorts / photo: @mishkusk #australia

PR rain

A rainy night adios in Old San Juan, PR. I return to Puerto Rico in mid March to continue my last shooting this spring for my BeachGames book and to do a workshop. See link in IG profile. I’ve shot in Puerto Rico for one reason or another for many years and love both people and place. So much of my career has been spent shooting in Latin America and I feel as much at home there as I do at home. My Spanish isn’t all that great but locals pretend to understand me with a smile. My books Cuba and Divided Soul were born from my immersion into the Spanish cultural diaspora. For any emerging photographer interested in me as a mentor, this is the workshop to join. Why here? Because I’m shooting too and my students always tell me they learn most when they see how I work first hand. Each student develops her/his own essay of course. I squeeze the most I can out of each student. If you come, come to work. Yes also the most fun of your life. Portfolio review required. Skype interview helpful for all. One work/study position open for a Puerto Rican national. Link in IG profile. Liaryz in this photo is rushing in the rain to meet her boyfriend but turns to say goodbye. We had just met that day and I’d used her as a model for a Fujifilm campaign. We became friends. One of the side benefit rewards of being a photographer is all the truly fascinating people we meet. By digging for pictures we gain and learn so much more. My formal education pales by comparison to my life on the road education. Now the road leads back. I look forward with warm heart to meeting Liaryz again and all my other Puerto Rican friends. The big big warm ❤

Mr Darcy

This cat has at least 3 names. Everyone calls him something different. He’s “Mr Darcy” to some , “Earl Grey” for others, and in Spanish recently named “Gordo”. Even though he is a he, I tend to talk to both of my male cats as if they were females, calling them sweetheart or darling. For sure I spoil both and treat them regularly to tuna steaks that are intended for the grill. They prefer outside to inside and I observe them as wild animals. They were born in an upstairs bedroom and I was the midwife making sure all 4 found their milk source. Their mother Simone rejected them as adults and she moved down the street occasionally showing up to see if they are still here. She’s never forgiven me for keeping them. She will however share a resplendent gourmet food bowl. I’m just trying to keep peace in the family.

Jockeys Ridge

Jockeys Ridge. Outer Banks NC 1-25-17

Light

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Sounds of the night fall / video: @mishkusk #video #australia #wildlife

Night light

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Tonight’s light / photo: @mishkusk #australia #nature