Michalis Poulas

Michalis Poulas was born in Athens Greece in 1978. He studied photography for 3 years at Leica Academy of Athens and worked in the fashion industry for 2 years. Since 2003 He established and have been running his own photography lab in Sitia, Crete where he also lives. Photography was one of the strongest weapons against his drug addiction. He makes pictures in order to ease the pain and fear of death. For the project ‘’Infinite Perimeter’ he worked with medium format film cameras. The quality of the images can sometimes be over and beyond the
photographer or the content of the subject he often says.

Infinite Perimeter

The place where one draws breath and calls one’s home;
’tis whence one begins;
The place one recalls and reminisces, be it in a positive or negative light,
years down the line, even if one never left it, either physically or mentally;
It exists as place, as time, as a past experience in one’s memory and imagination;
’tis the remains of this theme that jointly shape the way one feels;
The spacetime one calls one’s home is under tremendous pressure,
and the issue is with whom, why, and to what extent one is willing to share it.

The pictures were taken on the island of Crete, between May 2014 and May 2017.
The dominant role in this sequence of images is played by the surrounding sea,
which defines the limits of how much man can change the landscape.
The protagonists of the story are my friends and family members,
as well as people I approached along the way.
The images are not a strict document; rather then depict a place
that is defined by explicit morphological characteristics,
though it remains conceptually and geographically boundless.

To view more of michalis’ work please visit his website.

Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!

Robert Lyons
International Limited Residency MFA Photography Program Hartford Art School
University of Hartford
Portland, Oregon

Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Learn more about each of these talented curators and submit today!

Robert Lyons lives in Portland,Oregon. He has taught extensively in the USA and Europe at various institutions including: Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Photographic Center Northwest, International Center of Photography, and the Ostkreuzschule in Berlin. He received an M.F.A. from Yale University in 1979. Lyons has received numerous awards for his work including: NEA Survey Grant, Ford Foundation Grants, and a MacDowell Residency. His work has been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe and is represented in numerous permanent collections including: The Metropolitan Museum, Seattle Art Museum, the Henry Art Gallery, Portland Art Museum, Hallmark Collection of Photography, Nelson–Atkins Museum, and Beth Hatefutsoth Museum of the Diaspora, Tel Aviv, Israel.

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