HARRY MASOURAS !
Harry Masouras is a photographer from Athens, Greece.
Who or what inspired you on taking up photography?
I had been always interested in photography and film cameras especially the way they look aesthetically
so a few years ago I discovered in my dad’s closet his old canon slr and a polaroid sx70 and i realized I wanted to start taking pictures.
When did that mass photography work start and why?
it started 5 years ago and it was/is more likely a need to document objects or places in my daily life i find interesting
Your work could be easily described as photojournal,
was that the purpose of it from the very first time you decided to photograph?
Υes , definately my body of work is like a photo journal …Ι’ ve done seperate projects in the past but ive never had something specific in my mind
i prefer collecting pictures for instance and then try to put them all together as a project
and like i said above i like documenting my everyday life and defining my own perspective using the Athenian urban landscape
Have you ever tried any other artistic ways of expression?
I ‘ve tried collage and video in the past and i would like to use these mediums more in the future
Name 3 artist that have influenced you the most.
Really hard to mention just three but first names that come to mind are Man Ray , William Eggleston and Boris Mikhailov.
Is there a future project in your plans?
I would love to make a big roadtrip in Europe and shoot as much film as i could.