TOKYO-2020 Fine Art / Landscape

S For Simplicity

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Landscape
  • Photographer
    Costas Kariolis
  • Technical Info
    Iso 100 | 38mm | F7.1 | 67sec
  • Photo Date
    July 15th 2019

With increasing levels of complexity in our lives, it is becoming more important to strip back and just be. I made the short journey to the coast with the aim of deconstructing the multiple layers in this scene. I achieved this by smoothing out the waves, accentuating the simplicity of the sea defence and wind farms, bringing into focus how sustainability can co-exist with and also support nature and vice versa.2019 was a major tipping point and milestone reached in Britain's energy production mix, moving away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy sources.

The great outdoors is where I have always found my photographic inspiration, making its way into the majority of my images. I am fascinated with water, interpreting movement and orchestrating varied and rugged landscapes. My work can be described as authentic and minimal. I am passionate about sustainability, conservation and the natural health benefits of the great outdoors.