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Janice Alamanou

Janice Alamanou – Fine Art Photographer  Photographing as life leads. My art is both a true and perceptual depiction of the time that we are living in, the trials, tribulations and joys that we encounter and something unique and desirable for years to come.  Connect with Janice @  https://coastalphotography.co.uk

Fine Art Photographer – Janice Alamanou

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Janice Alamanou LBIPP ICA  Working as a professional photographer from the year 2000 Janice Alamanou specialises in fine art photography and photography with precious metals, (Hand gilded with 24ct gold, palladium and copper), including landscape, cityscape, street, portraiture and collages.
Janice is a multi-award winning artist and photographer including Top 60 Master’s Award in New York, ARTYA, BIPP, MIFA, MUSA, Epson IPA and she has a permanent museum piece in South Korea. Her work is exhibited internationally and she is an International Certified Artist by the International Institute of Artist Accreditation. Janice began her photography documenting tidal surges, floods and changes along the coastline of her Norfolk home. The first images when she was 12 years old have since been published in the book ‘A Personal Account of Time & Tide’.
Since then her work has evolved. Two further books have been published through Halstar Publishers “From the Shoreline’ (A celebration of Norfolk) and ‘Meandering Around Europe’.
From the actual she went on to create collage art with her images. Her Collection called ‘Soul Elements’ combines her nude portraiture with the elements of nature and the world we live in. In her strive to find something new she also created ‘The White Collection’ – predominantly white photography with distinct detail and then ultimately she pioneered with her Photography with Precious Metals – thinking back to when photographs were coloured by hand she created hers with hand gilding. These fine art pieces have been in British Vogue, Vanity Fair, Hampshire Life and House & Garden Magazines. Each of her images and artworks has a story and a meaning behind them.

When was your lightbulb moment?

My lightbulb moment was when I was working in, my then, restaurant. Having grown up with a business background and working several different businesses a member of staff was looking at my photography and said ‘you could do this for a living!’ At that moment I looked at my work and analysed, not only the images but my life and what I wanted from it. From there my hobby became something more. I began self-studying cameras, equipment, manual control, papers, ink and processing. A year later I began selling my work in a Gallery.

What are your three words of advice?

Live – to live your life is more than to exist. It is better to love and lose than to never love at all. It is better to try and fail than to never try anything. These words are so true to me and told to me by my grandfather, he explained – when you do fail it is merely the wrong path for you – when you succeed your spirit will soar!
Inspiration – to be inspired by the world around. I try to see through other’s eyes and to see the beauty around us, even in the darkest moments. My art is created through inspiration and I tell the story of ‘Our Time’ – the time that we exist, with actual and perceptual photography.
Kindness – whether it is in everyday life or within my work I believe in honesty and kindness. Life is so much better and my mind clearer when I follow true to this.

Three words of advice...

Live Your Life

Janice Alamanou – Fine Art Photographer  Photographing as life leads. My art is both a true and perceptual depiction of the time that we are living in, the trials, tribulations and joys that we encounter and something unique and desirable for years to come.  Connect with Janice @  https://coastalphotography.co.uk

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