Jannis Geronymakis

Caucasian encounters
Georgia, 2014
gelatin silver print
Caucasian encounters
Armenia, 2015
gelatin silver print
Caucasian encounters
Armenia, 2015
gelatin silver print
Caucasian encounters
Turkey, 2015
gelatin silver print

My photography stems from my travels. I was born in Rotterdam (1988) and I have lived in the Netherlands all my life. Since my mother is of Dutch and my father of Greek descent, I used to travel a lot between these two countries to see my family when I was a child. It was in Greece that I came in touch with a completely different culture from the one I had known so far. I remember the Cretan roads, the orange trees and the boisterous sea beating the rocky coast while we were driving in my father’s pickup. I remember the atmospheric landscapes and situations that I kept with me for long. These are some of the memories that are always with me while traveling. Now, many years later, I can see how the travels of my youth influenced me and my works, and how they¬†shaped my identity.

What interests me in the medium of photography is that it captures a specific moment in time, placed in a fixed frame. My work can be seen as a slow, patient and observant study about people, time, and spaces that I have encountered.

 

www.geronymakis.nl

Caucasian encounters
Georgia, 2014
gelatin silver print
Caucasian encounters
Armenia, 2015
gelatin silver print
Caucasian encounters
Armenia, 2015
gelatin silver print
Caucasian encounters
Turkey, 2015
gelatin silver print