About Vassilis Tangoulis

Vassilis Tangoulis is an International Award-Winning Black and White Fine Art photographer based in Greece. Vassilis is mostly known for his Black and White long exposure landscape photography but he also experiments in color and tries to enter this technique to different photographic genres. His photographic vision is better described as capturing the time in a world where “present” is only an infinitesimal part of time, a fleeting illusion dividing almost infinite past and future. Read more….

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“They cannot scare me with their empty spaces
Between stars—on stars where no human race is.
I have it in me so much nearer home
To scare myself with my own desert places.”
Robert Frost

  • My vision is surrealistic and at the same time minimal. Some people say it is dreamy. I want to create photos that look moody with dark places or minimal landscapes with a large portion of negative space to shelter my feelings.

  • Physicists have a term for this. When there is no physical meaning for the beginning of a physical phenomenon they define the time=zero as an anomaly point. The same for me. One day I just felt I had to buy a dslr camera and started to shoot. Well maybe everything was prepared subconsciously and my profession, my childhood, the need for a way to express my inner world played their roles as catalysts to this mind function.

  • I love how long exposure allows me to add a fourth dimension– i.e. time– to a three dimensional object. My photography is a 4D object leaving its footprint, its “trace,” in a 2D layer. When this happens for a 3D object, it is easy for a mind to visualize its 3D morphology. In order to envision a 4D object, however, one needs the power of Fine Art photography.

  • Fine Art photography is an alternative way to express a common subject so that each individual artist can reveal secret aspects about it. In order to do this, each artist experiments with light, time, and spatial coordinates– and then through one’s processing, one reveals a subject framed in a transformed world in which its dimensions can be easily described and visualized.

International Awards

2012

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7th Black and White Spider Awards-Nominee

 

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International Photography Awards (IPA) – Honorable mentions

 

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International Photography Awards (IPA) – Second place

 

2013

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8th Black and White Spider Awards-Honorable Mention

 

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8th Black and White Spider Awards-Nominee

 

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International Photography Awards (IPA) – Second place

 

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International Photography Awards (IPA) – Honorable mentions

 

2014

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Sony World Photography Awards-Shortlisted
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Sony World Photography Awards- Commended
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PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris- First, Second and Third place