Ilias Georgiadis: OVER.STATE

Ilias Georgiadis: OVER.STATE

A story of a young and lost person trying to feel free and find love. An emotional exploration of the human condition. An effort to understand how we express freedom, intimacy, closeness; how we seek true connection with the inner self and the other.
“For me, photography is the missing dot that connects what is deep inside us and we cannot understand or describe, with the world. A connection that transcends and moves through spacetime, in unpredictable, mysterious, and non-linear ways. A link between reality and love.

I believe we take pictures because our inner self wants to reconnect with the cosmos. We want to feel close to people, places, objects and as time goes by, we recognize in them a part of ourselves. With photography, we reveal ourselves to the unknown, while preserving a link to the real. “Over.State”(2011-2019) -a story of a young and lost person trying to feel free and find love- is a personal adventure and the first attempt to depict a poetic representation of my existential agony while exploring the emotional variations of the human condition. An effort to understand how we express freedom, intimacy, and closeness; how we seek true connection with the inner self and the other.” (Ilias Georgiadis)

About the Author

Born in northern Greece, Ilias started experimenting with the photographic medium at the age of 19.
After extensive travels in 2011, he stops his university studies and starts making pictures in an obsessive way.
Ηis main interest focuses on the basis of the current social and interpersonal issues about human nature. An approach based on Europe which started in 2012 in Greece and continues until now.

Ilias’s debut series of work named “Over.State” has been shown in various international festivals, solo and group shows across the world and has been featured in on-line and printed publications.
”Over.State” -a story of a young and lost person trying to feel free and find love- is a personal adventure and the first attempt to depict a poetic representation of the author’s own existential agony while exploring the emotional variations of the human condition. An effort to understand how we express freedom, intimacy and closeness; how we seek true connection with the inner self and the other.
”Vialattea”(Ilias’s latest body of work) captured the process of taking a deep breath after coping with the drama of the human condition. A natural process of moving forward while morphing the author’s gaze into a galaxy of flashbacks and memories of light, either sometimes intelligible or even barely mentioned. A cinematographic variation of photography fast and melancholic as fragments of a life rethought from the window of a moving train.
In 2019, “Over.State”(2011-2019) published as a monograph by Blow Up Press(PL).
In 2020, “Vialattea”(2017-2020) published as a monograph by Origini Edizioni(IT).

Soft cover, upcycled leather paper: 92 pages, 59 images
Publisher: BLOW UP PRESS (September 2019)
Book design: Aneta Kowalczyk
Edition: 400 copies
Language: English
Size: 7.8 x 10.2 inches
ISBN-13: 978-8395284038

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