John Kosmopoulos is a multiple international award-winning photographer (PX3-Paris, IPA, FAPA, B&W Awards, ND Awards, etc.) specializing in architecture, abstract, long exposure, and minimalist black and white fine art photography. His fine art photography has been featured in galleries throughout the world, including the Louvre in Paris, on billboards, and in several national and international publications such as Digital Photographer Magazine (UK). His photography is also featured in a new cinematic essay entitled “Greece Year Zero” (2016). John was voted one of the “grand and prestigious photographers“ of 2013 (Source: 121Clicks.com). He is also a featured artist with the House of Ilford, Topaz Labs, Paint The City (PTC Project) and Formatt Hitech. He resides in the great city of Toronto where he balances his passion for the photographic arts and writing with his love of the behaviour sciences as a consultant and educator. John also conducts fine art long exposure workshops in Canada and around the world and is available for international opportunities (Toronto, New York, London, Athens, Dubai, Vancouver, Chicago, Reykjavik, etc.).
Philosophy & School of Photography: Eclectic Aesthetic Fine Art (EAFA)™
Psychology of Photography: Vision Drawing (Oramagraphy)™
Photographic Vision: The 5 C’s of Photographic VISION (Exercises)™ & FAB Time CoNTRoL™ using the 4-8-16 Method™ (A Guide for Long Exposure Photography)
Practical Theory: Fine Art Photography Definition (Felt Aesthetic)™, FEEL Principle™, LEICA Theory & The G-Zone (BGW Photography)™, Archistract Art: Theory & Types™, The Double Portrait: People & Architecture™
Post-Processing Principles: Zonal Shape Systems™, SZP Method™ & MCM (Muted Colour Metallics) Photography™
Vision Drawing (Oramagraphy)™ – A new psychology of photography that focuses on the artist’s creative process in fine art photography. What you capture with your camera is photography; what you do before, during and after you take a photograph (i.e., from previsualization to realized vision) is a complimentary term for photography that I coined as “oramagraphy” (vision drawing). This concept also refers to a personal pursuit of vision in photography specific and original to the photographer that may lead the photographer to discover an inspirational vision or an innovative form of photography within the photography community and in the evolution of photography as an art form. In essence, this concept focuses personal revolution for evolution in the photographic arts as a medium. This concept is also applicable to all artists who practice various fine arts (e.g., film, painting, music, architecture, etc.).
Portrait Courtesy of Ian Good at Good Light Hunting
I also promote a functional definition and practical philosophy of photography known as “Archistract” or what I like to call “Archistract Art” (to compliment notions of Abstract Art) in my photography which is grounded in my Archistract Art: Theory & Types™ & my EAFA artist’s statement:
Archistract or Archistract Art™– “A concept, philosophy, and classification of fine art photography that focuses on the abstract qualities of various architectural styles and subjects using monochrome or colour compositions while highlighting patterns, forms, geometry, and gradations of light and shadows across various exposures. ‘Archistract’ is a portmanteau of the words ‘architecture’ and ‘abstract’. It is a style of abstract and architectural photography that has recently evolved into a cohesive and functional vision combining elements and traditions found in abstract art, architecture, and photography as a whole. Thank you for stopping by…