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Takis Tloupas

The PHOTOGRAPHER of THESSALIAN PLAIN

Takis Tloupas

In 1983 that fell in my hands his album " From the land of people " changed the sense I had that the Greek photography began substantially around the decade of the 60ís, except the photographs of Nelly's and the photographs of Spyros Meletzis. Takis Tloupas was born in Larissa and there he lived and created his photographic work. Son of a wood sculptor followed the profession of his father initially, but the needs of livelihood made him a photographer. The Photography made him ecstatic, and from 1945 and afterwards that he had a Photography store in Larissa, in his free time , between shoots of marriages and printing photographs of identity cards, he creates, at my opinion, a unique photographic work. Without no official financing or attribute, he photographs the Thessalian ground and its people, the mountains of Pindos and people. His photographs are of course one very important photographic documentary, useful in any historical recombining of places and people in duration of 40 years decisive for modern Greece. It is however also artistic, creative photography - call it as you want - with all the importance of word. Takis Tloupas is a man of photography, and with the Greek light he cultivates his photographic plates with a glance do not exhaust in graphic and in the naturalism...

Photos by Takis Tloupas

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