GEORGE TATAKIS

 

dream engineering

George Tatakis makes images, utilising the world that surrounds us. He has been published internationally, including National Geographic and partnered with brands such as Leica, Canon, Huawei, UNESCO and more. George studied and worked as an Engineer, but his true passion always lied in art, especially image making. The main means he uses to make images is through photography. The purpose of his images is to express his view of the world by directing moments taking place in front of him. Engineering dreams out of real-life moments.


Since 2013 he decided to follow his passion and slowly make the transition to a full-time image making career. He now documents social events, exhibits his work in institutions such as the Benaki Museum, in downtown Athens and provides mentoring to amateur and professional photographers.

References:

- Images are published internationally, including National Geographic, Leica LFI/M, fstoppers and more

- Partnered with Canon, Huawei, Leica, Blue Star Ferries, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, UNESCO

- Digital archive is held and safeguarded by the Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

 

- Exhibitions:

\\ GREECE. ATHENS. THE BENAKI MUSEUM. NOV6 2018 - JAN13 2019. ETHOS

\\ UK. LONDON. KINGS CROSS. JUL - AUG 2018. ANOTHER EUROPE

\\ ROMANIA. BUCHAREST. APR 2019. ANOTHER EUROPE (ON TOUR)

\\ FRANCE. GRASSE. MUSEE FRAGONARD. MAY25 - SEP22, 2019. ETHOS

 

STATEMENT

The dominant concern when making pictures is to perceive what resonates with the photographer’s inner self and be able to communicate his personal sensitivity and his reaction to each scene that unfolds before him. The work focuses on interactions between people, whose individuality and spontaneity separates them from one another. However, although separated, there are aspects of lifestyle that keep humans together.

 

Photography, just as any other form of art, becomes meaningful when it is able to propose a different approach to life and slightly shift the course of humanity for the better.

 

Greece is home to an abundance of local events, that are bound to traditions and customs. Across the four corners of the country a great variety of events take place, related either to different times in history or geographic origins. These events and the tradition around them are so far the focus of the presented work.

 

The journey’s outcome shows that no matter how the different customs and traditions may seem at the beginning, they share many similarities, even when a Dionysian custom is compared to a Christian one. This is because people have always been people, with similar sensitivities and needs. This work attempts to depict the ability of people to come close through their differences, thus presenting a more complex but interesting approach which may help avoid the danger of monotony in our modern lives. 

 

WEDDINGS

You could have my eyes in your wedding by inviting me to your day. Only a few weddings are accepted per year, so if you really like my work, please ask. 

The process requires an interview, so that we see we are both happy with the project and then we proceed with the quotation on the spot and take the paperwork out of the way.

Keep in mind: As my time is very limited, please allow one month period from the time we first get in touch to our interview day. 

My pricing structure is simple, based on a per day (up to 8hrs) fee. Minimum increment is one day.

Please note that prices for my time start at 8,000 euros plus travel expenses. Books and museum giclée prints are available to order.

​© 2019 by GEORGE TATAKIS | ATHENS | GREECE | admin@tatakis.com

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