Year 2019 in review


“An integral theory of art and literary interpretation is thus the multidimensional analysis of the various contexts in which – and by which – art exists and speaks to us: in the artist, the artwork, the viewer, and the world at large. Privileging no single context, it invites us to be unendingly open to ever-new horizons, which broaden our own horizons in the process, liberating us from the narrow straits of our favourite ideology and the prison of our isolated selves.” – Ken Wilber, ‘The Eye of Spirit’

December is the month we review our work of the passing year. I compiled a review for the past two years (for 2017 check here and for 2018 here), presenting my photographic practice. With this post I continue this tradition for the year 2019. Overview by the numbers: 43 photos shoots of architectural, hotel and commercial projects; 22.300 images taken; 13.200 km traveled; 20 awards & distinctions; 65 print and web publications (actively edited & featured); 6 exhibitions & trade shows; 6 books (self-published & participations); 5 exclusive interviews produced for Arcspace; 3-week intensive academic course (developed & conducted).

Graph #1: photo shoots per month.

Graph #2.1: kilometers traveled per year 2013-2019.

Graph #2.2: geographic distribution of photo shoots for 2019 in Greece.

Graph #3: number of images taken per project for 2019.

Top 5 projects in number of images taken:

01. The Lake hotel Ioannina (1813 images).

02. Mitsis Faliraki Hotel Rhodes (1376 images).

03. UTK GR Course (1361 images).

04. Mitsis Alila Hotel Rhodes (1357 images).

05. Niche Hotel Athens (1234 images).

Graph #4: awards & distinctions per year 2013 - 2019.

Graph #5: publications per year 2013 - 2019.

Graph #6: distribution of new and returning clients.

Commissioned assignments included photo shoots for 17 architectural offices, 16 hotels and 10 miscellaneous projects.

8 projects by Office 25 Architects:

- North Aegean Slops, company offices, Thessaloniki, January 2019.

- Kallithea villa, holiday house, Halkidiki, January 2019.

- Marmaras, single-family residence, Halkidiki, January 2019.

- Kallithea residential complex, apartment building, Halkidiki, January 2019.

- Thalassa Suites, Hotel, Corfu, June 2019.

- Atmosphere Spa, Thessaloniki, June 2019.

- Metamorphoseos Apartment Building, Thessaloniki, June 2019.

- Apartment refurbishing, Thessaloniki, June 2019.

5 projects by Elastic Architects:

- Coco-Mat Athens BC, Hotel, Athens, July 2019.

“Pygmalion Karatzas is a great talent behind a photographic lens! He has pleasantly surprised us with the results of each of our collaborations. His images have a mystery and atmospheric mood, he plays with light and speed, the colours are mythical, and he achieves every time to elevate our architectural works with a unique way he only knows how!” - Ria Vogiatzi, Elastic Architects

- Niche Athens, Hotel, Athens, July 2019.

- Hippie Fish Beach Bar & Restaurant, Mykonos, August 2019.

- EverEden Beach Resort Hotel, Athens, August 2019.

2 projects by Studio 2Pi Architecture / Panos Papasotiriou:

- Neon Bakery & Coffee, Argos, August 2019.

- Anyfi extension, single-family residence, Argos, August 2019.