So inundated are we with portraits of the rich and the famous that anybody who seriously takes the time to document common faces with respect seems to be committing a beautifully rebellious and revolutionary act.
Helena Georgiou, a Cypriot photographer known for her surrealistic digital art, has a large collection of ordinary people many of whom she has captured in moments of isolation and vulnerability.
“My photos come from my deep passion for creativity and details,” says Helena. “Through them, I express my feelings and also attempt to bring my experiences from my trips, thoughts. My greatest influences, however, are poetry and literature. I believe the most important quality of a photograph, as in all of art, is its ability to evoke an emotional response.”
Helena Georgiou was born and raised in Nicosia. At college, she studied Business Administration and Architecture (Interiors), attending a series of seminars on fine arts and photography on the side. In 2009, she became a member of the Cyprus Photography Society. She has participated in exhibitions locally and abroad in Greece, Belgium, Germany and Austria. Recently, she received an award from the European Policy Center (European parliament) for her exploration of themes related to human rights in her photography.
Images used with permission.