Janice Alamanou’s art photography portrays the sensuous perception of the human form with the fleeting beauty of nature itself.
Janice’s life with photography began as a small child, capturing family moments and documenting certain tidal surges and natural coastal events on the shores of her Norfolk home.
“I began photography at a very early age using film and learning through play. It quickly became a part of my life and as I grew I documented floods and coastal changes in Norfolk”. These initial images have been used in a book 'A Personal Account of Time & Tide', captured at the age of 12.
“As I progressed my images turned to landscape and seascape photography and then began to incorporate people. I commenced with Portraiture and 'People of Interest' projects including Fine Art Nudes”.
“It then seemed a natural progression to amalgamate the two into my 'Soul Elements' collection”.
These images aim to originate feeling, passion and inspiration. “I create my photographs to become talking points and inspire debate. My work is to realise the beauty and sincerity, whether that of the land or of the human body; simple, relaxed forms basking in light and shade and then combining with the elements of nature”. These are images that affect the viewer and their perceptions about the meanings held within the piece. They are created to touch the soul.
“Although there is no real right or wrong where art is concerned, in my opinion it is important to be able to explain reason behind the image and for each artist to be true to their own work, as art is a strong reminder of times we live in. Each of my collections have this, whether relating to environment, surrounding issues and people, or portraying natural beauty and the joy it brings, I photograph through my life, evolving as life in the world affects me and others”.
“In the next few years I will travel to alternative destinations, near and far, to be able to witness and create new pieces through 'new' eyes. To be able to absorb and witness other lives, wherever they are, with fresh landscapes and combining to form a sense of place and being and through enriching my art to express the world in my images”.
As a self-taught photographer Janice’s skills have accumulated over years of practical experience. She is influenced by varied artists but is predominantly inspired by the subject matter before her. She became a qualified member of the BIPP, British Institute of Professional Photography, by the quality of her work and has won a Gold Award and Merit from them. Her other accolades include a MIFA (Moscow International Foto Award) in October 2014 and Winner of the International Modern Art Award 2015 at the Carrousel du Louvre with the PAKS Gallery.
Janice Alamanou exhibits in Galleries internationally, including London, Austria, Florence, Milan - Italy, Barcelona, Paris - France and Moscow.
1) The Secrets of Contemporary Art - Mamag Modern Art Museum, Castle Hubertendorf, A-3372 Blindenmarkt, Austria. 16th February - 23rd July
2) Woman’s Essence - MUSA International Contemporary Fine Art by Women, Espace Cominnes, Paris, France. 7th/8th/9th April
3) The Crypt Gallery, Euston Road, London NW1 2BA. 25th April - 7th May
4) Art Baho, Barcelona, September 2017
5) MUSA, ‘We Contemporary’ 10 Art Must Haves - Rome October 26/27/28 2017 at Palazzo Velli Expo - video exhibition in Kiev will be 2 November 2017 at Art Ego Culture Center, Spivakovska
For Janice, her aim is to create feeling, passion and inspiration. She wants her photographs to become talking points and inspire debate. Her work realises the beauty and sincerity, whether that of the land or of the human body; simple, relaxed forms basking in light and shade and then combining with the elements of nature. These are images that affect the viewer and their perceptions about the meanings held within the piece. They are created to touch the soul.
Le opere Genesis Elements -Water dell'artista Janice Alamanou sono in esposizione presso l' International Modern Art Award 2015' at the Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France on 12th June 2015
ARTISTA SELEZIONATA DALLA TRIENNALE DI ARTI VISIVE A ROMA EDIZIONE 2014