“Fog” part of “Alternative Snapshots of Our World»” by Metallus
The photographs were taken in various places around the world, and are viewed as “small” snapshots capturing the kind of daily existence we all live through. Snapshots which, to our eyes, may appear completely different and otherworldly, since the artist filters them through his personal experience, ultimately aiming to decode the secret hidden behind the superficial glamour of the image and to “narrate” his own story for each of these photographic moments. Using mixed arts, he processes the original images so that, in their final form, they project – even highlight – the truth that hides behind the “mask” of first impressions. His will is to render the emotions that led him to capture each photographic image, but mostly to place the viewer in the process of questioning and inquiry, through the awareness elicited by his work.
Metallus aka Panagiotis Metallinos:
He was born in Thessaloniki in April of 1969, where he lives and works to this day. He studied graphic design and visual communication. Starting in 1987, he has enjoyed continuous professional success in the sectors of advertising and the graphic arts. Currently, he also teaches at a School of Art & Design, in the graphics department. He was a member of the editorial team of “Black:White” magazine, as Director of Photography. Since 1989, he has actively pursued a primarily amateur interest in photography. His work has been exhibited in Thessaloniki, Greece.