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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9 Responses to “Niki Gleoudi – Shades Blue”


  • some really quite sweet street photography that does not need and has NOTHING to do with the ridiculous Fine Art photography nonsense statement accompanying them.
    If someone is telling you you need to write stuff like that to support the pretty good levels of photography you have then you should punch them on the nose. Seriously!

    A quick look at your website (some nice work there) shows an artists statement that says everything you need to say about what and why you do.

  • Sincere thanks John for your kind words, I really appreciate your feedback! :)

  • I don’t see much colour street photography that I like but this is pretty sweet.

  • workshop influence is evident there is a need to take a step away form the rigid formulas

  • Imants, I have to agree. I do see a lot of David’s shooting style come out in many of his students. That’s alright I suppose, as long as they eventually find their own paths. Like any art form, artists have their influences and inspiration. You have to start somehow.

  • I don’t think there is anything wrong with being inspired (copying) someone you admire. I still want to Jim Brandenburg when I grow up.

  • I never mentioned anyone in particular just that there is a sense of a taught formula

  • Excellent work and that is Kaya and Dasha in there, isn’t it?

  • Thank you all for your comments! Yes Akaky it is Kaya and Dasha :)

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