Emmanuel is an artist currently based in Greece. He is best known for his works in the field of landscape photography for which he has won numerous prestigious awards. In 2009 he was named landscape photographer of the year in the UK, he has also received numerous awards in Australia, France and the U.S.A. His works has been featured in WIRED, New York Times, Spiegel, National Geographic, the Lucie foundation and many more leading magazines and organizations across the world. He has also collaborated with book publishers and art galleries.
In recent years, his work has shifted focus towards narrative projects, that combine portraits, landscapes and architecture to tell stories which blend fact and fiction.
“I love working with natural light observing new environments in which the portraits can come alive and have context. Photographing people in their environment or outside in unknown spaces, is when the images can begin to tell a story. In a studio setting I do not get these same experiences which have become integral to giving rise to my ideas and drive my photography.
My work relies also on sequencing which is the final stage of post-production. I like blending fact and fiction, past and present, create contrasts and tensions in the sequencing and the narrative progression of a story. I enjoy the new creative license I have without the restraints and hesitations of commercial demands. Feeling free to create a body of work fueled by real life experiences and connect with people and share in the creative process is what interests me the most.”