Born in Komotini, Petros Kotzabasis lived and worked in Athens for a decade in Athens, and returned to his homeland where he’s been taking splendid urban / street photos. Petros is inspired by the great masters of arts and literature and has a distinct personal philosophy that resonates in his works. Greece is homeland to a lot many master photographers and Petros is one of them making his mark with his classic images. His photos are very compelling and profound- some with a subtle humor, few with a silent pathos- all treat to eyes and food for thought. In his interview, Petros gives quite detailed and thoughtful answers to our questions and reading him between the lines will give everyone an insight into photography:
Which places do you prefer to go for shooting?
I do not travel to photograph; I take photos during the day in the small town I live in and at the end of that day I make a selection among the photos. I do not let them “mature”, because what is really important for me is the excitement of a good photo and since the next day new photos will be added, this creates a major problem in their management. I take photos in black and white; light is a very important element. There is no specific time when I prefer to take pictures, but every time I try to make the most of the light that exists.