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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 24 January 2015
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 24 JANUARY 2015 17 FEATURE hemistry raphic talent, which has won him t art/fashion photographers audience that will come across in their images. The same drive instigates Spiros' inspiration, though his goal cannot be confined to a single rendering. "I only wish to depict the feelings that make people realise more than what I initially intended to project," he tells. "The images which could make the audience see further. The images that would make the viewer imagine." Spiros Poros has photographed numerous subjects, from Hollywood's golden names to top models, renowned ballet dancers and random people from all walks of life across the globe. In his eyes, though, there is no perfect model, or should we say subject, to capture with his lens. "For me it's all about the instant chemistry and combined natures of the subject and photographer," he explains. "The right chemistry and communication, this mutual understanding does not only help the team create art, but it's also what makes life look ideal. What makes moments feel perfect." He stresses that if his subjects - celebrities or not - didn't have a big impact on him in the first place, he could never have photographed them. Therefore, it is impossible for him to choose just one. On another note, one can't help but notice his intense Greek aura and love for the country of his origin, yet he rarely works on Greek soil anymore. He has many times explained the reason that made him leave his country in the first place - big dreams and the need to explore the world he lives in. After a long time spent working and living in America, life brought him to Australia, before he finally settled in New Zealand. He says his decision to move here was the result of "a different scope of life along with the need for a professional restart". "There isn't a minute I don't miss Greece. I miss my family and friends and I always get inspired by vivid images I carry from my country," he admits. "I believe that somehow my temperament fulfils my work strongly." In the ’lucky country’ he discovered a more artistic side of himself, while in New Zealand he came closer to nature and embarked on several projects that depict his love for animals, and especially horses. "They are independent and proud and they teach you integrity and dignity," he adds. Apart from being a famous and well- respected photographer, Spiros is father to three daughters and a son. In New Zealand he owned his own judo school while working as a lecturer at Diocesan. The last school he taught at was St Peters in Cambridge. "I never get involved with activities I either don't believe in or don’t trust will flourish." "Especially when it comes to education of all kinds, I feel quite blessed and good energised to share my experience and knowledge. Nothing matters when nothing's shared. That's family too." Spiros Poros is working on some new art exhibitions at the moment, featuring ballet dancers, along with his cutting-edge fashion editorials. *Spiros has developed photography exhibitions and published display books including Tattoo and Bodies and Behaviours. His exhibition ‘Under Exposed - An Exclusive Photographic Exploration of Cuban Ballet and Boxing’ which was shown in New York, got rave reviews, as well as his last new exhibition entitled ‘Love and Strife=Cosmic Cycle’ in Auckland, New Zealand. Spiros Poros’ self-portrait, exclusively for Neos Kosmos.
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