Interview with Giorgos Kasapidis
I was born and live in Thessaloniki. I started on 1976 with a borrowed Lubitel and this flirt still holds in difficult days.
I usually go to some favorite places in my city and try to express my tight connection with people in public places. I ‘m thinking the same way for photos i take in my family environment too.
I ‘m often joking, saying “i ‘m an all wheather street photographer”
My main influences are Garry Winogrand, the poet of Prague Josef Sudek, Josef Koudelka, Kostas Balafas and Dimitris Soulas. My exploring mood doesn’t let me distinguish photography’s double nature of document & artwork. I shoot both black&white and color; the subject, the conditions even my mood each time determines it.
I don’t feel i ‘m an artist, photography tolerates me. Many of my images have elements of my own experience, my childhood past is still chasing me and even today i try to get over it. While isolating my snapshots, if i can give to the viewer the feeling of his own presence and personality, this is can be a huge pleasure for me.