the photographer

Teo Kefalopoulos is a fine art photographer based in Alexandria, Greece. After making some valuable first steps into classic landscape photography, soon after, the very essence of his relation with imagery evolved immensely through black and white fine art photography. One of his long term and still ongoing projects is the depiction of decay on the ruins of the "Koresteia" region in Greece. In parallel to the experimental use of creative/custom lenses, he is currently focused to minimal and long exposure photography and is leading private and group workshops on location and online. Awards and contests are not on the list of interests as judging such a type of photo work in contrast to another is purely subjective and against the nature of fine art photography.

insight

The presented works are the result of a continuous need to interpret the subject matter by turning "color blind". Once a scene or a subject qualifies as a frame, an alternative version of it is conceived and the intention is not to capture a moment but to create a custom presentation environment, with the subject placed outside of the known time frame. It is a very impulsive and inner-reflective process that is brought to life through a deep contemplation of the photographer upon the (often unusual) subjects.

Interest is put to the sense of minimalism, isolation and introvert mood. This is achieved by using specific shooting techniques, customized lenses, filters and atmosphere-specific post processing. By working in grey tones and removing much of the surrounding elements, the photographer directs the interest to where it matters (forms, shapes and light). Editing is kept to a level of close connection to the actual scene and by rejecting heavy photo manipulation, imitation of the long exposure effect or inclusion of elements not present at the time of shooting, the themes always retain the value of genuine experience and memory of a scene. All displayed photo works bare carefully selected titles, a vital attribute of every photo work that is considered to be complete.

exhibitions

October 11 - 23, 2019

"Fine Art" international exhibition.

Installation: Blank Wall Gallery, Athens-Greece.

Participating works: "caress of light", "lysis", "moon on pale sea"

July 22 - 28, 2019

"Voies Off" international exhibition

Installation: Galerie des Arenes, Arles-France.

Participating work: "silentium"

June 6 - 9, 2019

"Sublimation" international exhibition

Installation: Fondazione Luciana Matalon, Milan-Italy.

Participating work: "silentium"

May 11, 2019

"Lourosa InCultura" guest exhibition.
Installation: Junta de Freguesia de Lourosa, Portugal
Participating works: series "deceased vessels" (12 works)

February 1 - March 30, 2019

"iNstantes" international exhibition.

Installation: Case de Cultura, Avintes-Portugal.

Participating works: series "deceased vessels" (12 works).

January 4 - January 16, 2019
"Black & White" international exhibition.

Installation: Blank Wall Gallery, Athens-Greece.

Participating works: "defiance", "etherlight", "lysis".  

May 18 - 20, 2018
"InnerVisions" international exhibition.

Installation: Espace des Arts Sans Frontières, Paris-France.

Participating work: "silentium".

February 23 - March 18, 2018

"Monochrome" international exhibition.

Installation: Blank Wall Gallery, Athens-Greece.

Participating work: "small craft on a milk sea".

February 16 - March 16, 2018

"iNstantes" international exhibition.

Installation: Art Museum, Constanta-Romania.

Participating works: series of 10 long exposure themes.

July 13, 2015
"Exposure 2015" international exhibition by SeeMe, "The city and beyond" collection.
Installation: Louvre museum, Paris-France.
Participating work: "the end of words".

interviews

January 12, 2020
Interview by "Progresso Fotografico" magazine, Bianconero 2020 issue. Link

June 30, 2018
Interview by Cendrine Marrouat as part of her "artist spotlight" series. Link

June 21, 2018
Interview by George Digalakis under his "Inspirations" series. The interview was about the personal vision of "esoteric photography" implemented with Lensbaby optics. Link

April 10, 2018

Interview by "Shades Of Gray" fine art photography magazine. Probably the most thorough interview so far as it spans over 28 pages of artworks and Q&A. Great value is put to all similar interviews as they can effectively communicate in a thorough way the thoughts and the imaging character of the photographer. Link


August 24, 2016
Interview and presentation of the "esoteric" type of photography as expressed by the photographer. Prepared by the Lensbaby company itself, this interview focuses on his emotional and psychological aspect of photography and how he uses various Lensbaby optics to bring forth a message to the viewer. Link

August 3, 2016
Interview by the world-popular Landscape Photography Magazine. The interview was about the perceptual photography of the photographer based on the Lensbaby optics. The interview is sponsored by the Lensbaby company itself. Link

January 12, 2016
Interview by the Greek photography community iFocus.gr Link (in Greek only): 


March 22, 2015
Interview by the International Photographers Alliance (IPA Meet).

February 27, 2015
Interview by "365 Photography", a Greek photographic community.

featured works and presentations

April 2020

"storm over Delimara" feature and case study py "LEmag The Long Exposure Photography Magazine".

March 2020

"etherlight" featured by Formatt-Hitech ND filters company.

February 2020
"Vermeer shadows" featured by B&W minimalism magazine.

January 2020
"dusk vessels" featured by Formatt-Hitech ND filters company.

December 2019
"floating symmetry" featured by B&W Minimalism magazine.

December 2019

"nowhere" featured by B&W Minimalism magazine.

November 2019

"fog structures" featured by Exposure Software in a tutorial about the creative use of vignettes.

September 2019

"lost in nothingness" feature and case study presentation by "LEmag The Long Exposure Photography magazine".

August 19, 2019

"absent shores"

featured by Formatt-Hitech ND filters company.

July 31, 2019

"vesper" featured by Formatt-Hitech ND filters company.

July 18, 2019

"caress of light" featured by B&W Minimalism magazine.

May 19, 2019

"leap of faith" featured by Formatt-Hitech ND filters company.

March 20, 2019

"surrounded by nothing" featured by B&W Minimalism magazine.

February 23, 2019

"signs of life" featured by B&W Minimalism magazine.

January 25, 2019

"nothing beyond" featured by B&W Minimalism magazine.

December 3, 2018

"miroir d'eau" featured by Formatt-Hitech ND filters company.

November 15, 2018
"lysis" featured by NiSi ND filters company.

November 5, 2018
Represented by Duncan Miller Gallery, USA.

October 21, 2018

Feature article of 10 works by LEmag, the Long Exposure Magazine.

October 20, 2018

"adoration of light" featured by Formatt-Hitech ND filters company.

October 4, 2018

"small mark in a vast sea" featured by Formatt-Hitech ND filters company.

September 18, 2018

"gift of silence" featured by Photoplace Gallery USA.

June 28, 2018
"etherlight" featured by Formatt-Hitech ND filters company.

June 13, 2018

The works "concrete silence" and "lost in nothingness" are featured in the 11th issue of the B&W Minimalism magazine. Link

December 15, 2017

Video and text presentation by Lensbaby. Official designation as "Lensbaby artist". Link

December 11, 2017
"concrete silence" selected as cover photo for the 8th issue of B&W Minimalism magazine. Link

August 16, 2017
Exposure Software released a tutorial video on the "vignette" panel. A 5-minute long video in which the photographer demonstrates his workflow on the panel, followed by a short conversation with the marketing manager of Exposure Software. Link

April 14, 2017
Company presentation of the artist's b&w editing workflow within Exposure. Exposure Software prepared a blog post about the way the photographer uses this application and how it affects his photography. Link

April 12, 2017
Presentation of the artist's photography by the world-known and highly regarded "B&W Minimalism" fine art magazine (4th issue). Link


March 27, 2017
The photo titled "the last wish" is featured at the promo video of Exposure X2. Link

May 20, 2016

Presentation of his work by the Greek photo community "Foturion". The presentation is mostly related to selective focus landscapes made with Lensbaby optics. Link (available in Greek only)

March 30, 2016

A live presentation and analysis of the photographer's work as a guest artist at the "Out of Focus" photo club, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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