Christos Palios

"I am drawn to and intrigued by cultural diversity, socioeconomic themes, history, design and architecture. As strong visual and symbolic sparks, these arenas ultimately inform my creative process and evolution.

My work probes ideas of identity, connection and isolation within a variety of environments, including remote and often inaccessible areas. Inherent in my photographs one may discern a confrontation between traditional and modern facets of life, as well as an amalgamation of environmental study and indirect portraiture. Stillness, irregularity, and deviations in subjects secluded from view or concealed in plain sight become priority; I favor the hushed and hidden settings amid spaces, people, and memory, to better understand the human condition. Such subjects incite a sense of wonder and meaning beyond the conventionally social and psychological spaces in which we navigate".