Christos Karantzolas, Photographer Interview

Fewer industries offer a broader arrange of career opportunities than fashion. In our ongoing series, The Impression highlights some of the industry’s most talented people and interesting jobs.

How would you describe your work to someone who has never seen it?
I’m looking for the subtle point of fragility and vulnerability in everything.
Ultimately the Beauty…

What makes for a great fashion photograph?
When it captures the truth of the subject in its eternity.

What photographers from the past or present have influenced you the most?
Irving Penn, Diane Arbus, Julia Cameron, Edward Steichen, Gary Winogrand, Robert Mapplethorpe

Favorite Film?
Krzysztof Kieslowski Blue
Andrei Tarkovsky Nostalghia
Stephane Audran Babette’s Feast
Pier Paolo Pasolini Teorema
Michelangelo Antonioni La Notte

What sort of impact do you think digital has on fashion photography?
I think that digital has brought fashion photography more “noise.” And not in a good way. The speed that images are being devoured and replaced in social media directly affects the quality of the imagery that is being produced. Images that before might not be OK for publication, now are fine for social, so definitely the standards are lower.

What type of impression do you want to make?
A genuine one.

Christos Karantzolas is a Photographer on the The Impression Biannual Vol. 2