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Alex Christoforou

About The Artist: 

Alexander Christoforou is an accomplished photographer based in Toronto, boasting over 6 years of experience in the photographic field.  His artistic journey is distinguished by a passion for capturing the essence of architectural marvels, urban landscapes, and the interplay of light and shadow.  Specializing in high-quality printwork, Alex has carved a niche for himself in the realm of photography, focusing on portraits and events.  His lens is primarily drawn to architectural styles such as Modern and Brutalist, though some of his personal favourites include, Georgian Revival, Baroque and Belle Époque.  

 

His photographic style is characterized by a dark and minimalist aesthetic, often featuring leading lines and a nuanced use of black and white, muted colors, and grunge.  Notably, Alex excels in utilizing editing techniques to portray dark skies during daylight, emphasizing the contrast between day and night.

 

Beyond photography, Alex's eclectic interests include art films, where he draws inspiration from surrealism, hyperrealism, and the French New Wave, favoring directors such as Ingmar Bergman, David Lynch, Agnès Varda, Luis Buñuel, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder.  Christoforou is also keen on philosophy.  He is specifically intrigued by the works of Freud, Foucault, and Nietzsche.  Aside from philosophy, Alex enjoys the literary works of Jean Genet, Thomas Pynchon, and Stephen King. His passion for classical music, ranging from Bach to Chopin, serves as an inspiration for him while he works.

 

His ventures into the visual arts extends beyond just photography.  Alex is also an aspiring filmmaker, having already penned two screenplays that extensively explore surrealism and queer themes.  This multi-faceted artist's journey unfolds across various mediums, seamlessly blending his wide ranging love for visual arts, literature, cinema, and philosophy.

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