Michalis Poulas

Michalis Poulas was born in Athens Greece in 1978. He studied photography for 3 years at Leica Academy of Athens and worked in the fashion industry for 2 years. Since 2003 He established and have been running his own photography lab in Sitia, Crete where he also lives. Photography was one of the strongest weapons against his drug addiction. He makes pictures in order to ease the pain and fear of death. For the project ‘’Infinite Perimeter’ he worked with medium format film cameras. The quality of the images can sometimes be over and beyond the
photographer or the content of the subject he often says.

Infinite Perimeter

The place where one draws breath and calls one’s home;
’tis whence one begins;
The place one recalls and reminisces, be it in a positive or negative light,
years down the line, even if one never left it, either physically or mentally;
It exists as place, as time, as a past experience in one’s memory and imagination;
’tis the remains of this theme that jointly shape the way one feels;
The spacetime one calls one’s home is under tremendous pressure,
and the issue is with whom, why, and to what extent one is willing to share it.

The pictures were taken on the island of Crete, between May 2014 and May 2017.
The dominant role in this sequence of images is played by the surrounding sea,
which defines the limits of how much man can change the landscape.
The protagonists of the story are my friends and family members,
as well as people I approached along the way.
The images are not a strict document; rather then depict a place
that is defined by explicit morphological characteristics,
though it remains conceptually and geographically boundless.

To view more of michalis’ work please visit his website.