Sebuku ?!


Biography

My name is Odysseas Tsompanoglou also known as sebuku?!. I studied mechanical engineering in National Technical University of Athens and I finished my master’s in industrial management this June. I work in Greece as a personal documentary photographer shooting mostly with film. I prefer using the instapic type of film because I love the risk, the unpredictability and the adrenaline of having only one shot to depict my feelings each time, while at the same time I like expanding the possibilities of outcomes withing a very restrictive medium (instax cameras). Also I love the analog type of films thanks to its aesthetic, its color and its ability to capture movements and emotions.

I have done 4 exhibitions in Greece and i have collaborated with artists from the underground music industry working as a backstage photographer collaborating with Cashmere Films. I also have participated in the MASTERCLASS IN COMPOSITION & AESTHETICS IN PHOTOGRAPHY in Leica Akademie Greece (March - April 2023) and I participated in the European program “Sea Beyond” in MOMUS Thessaloniki (April 2023). I am an official member of Moments Collective since June 2023. 

This year I am participating in Criticae 2023/2024 Online masterclass On Documentary Photography in PhMuseum, Bologna and I am part of the Photography Sector in the University of Athens. Also I am part of "time to blossom" photobook workshop in Zoetrope, Athens and I am a student in Focus school of photography & new media, where I will complete my degree next October.

My favorite things to capture are people and instapic portraits of them  because I like the authenticity and simplicity of spontaneous expression and the abandonment and melancholy of post industrial landscapes. Also I love photographing movements and I am inspired by experimentation and anything defies the rules of everyday life.


Exhibitions : 

2023 : Enosis Festival, Athens, Greece

2023 : Visual Anthropology, Chili art Gallery, Athens, Greece

2024 : Sticky & Fresh, Fulle Galleria di Fotographia, Buenos Aires, Argentina (January -February 2024)

2024 : Postcards, Loosenart, Rome, Italy (5-15 January 2024)

2024 : 2nd Black & White Athens Photography Festival, Serafeio Center, Athens, Greece (24 - 26 February 2024)

2024 : Moments Collective, American Union of Greece, Athens, Greece (June 2024)

2024 : 2nd International Photography Festival "PHOTOSYNTHESIS:2024", Athens, Greece (July 2024)


Publications :

2022 : Part of Ararouna 2nd collective book (April 2022)

2023 : Selected for Guest Room:  Simon Baker & Aden Vincendeau, DER GREIF, December 2023.

2024 : Part of Aeonian magazine issue No. 10 (February 2024)

2024 : Part of Suboart magazine No. 21 print issue (April 2024) 

2024 : Part of Zone's Magazine  3rd collective book (March/April 2024)


Workshops :

2023 : MASTERCLASS IN COMPOSITION & AESTHETICS IN PHOTOGRAPHY in Leica Akademie Greece (March - April 2023)

2023 :  Part of the European program “Sea Beyond” in MOMUS Thessaloniki (April 2023)

2023 : CRITICAE 23/24 on documentary photography, PhMuseum (October - June)

2023 : Part of Mystery 37 : Voices of Eleusina organised by Eleusis festival & Zoetrope

2024 : Workshop on Photodynamic Therapy, University of Athens (December - February)

2024 : "Time to blossom" photobook workshop, Zoetrope Athens (February - April)




Work

My main photographic subjects are people and instapic portraits of them ( I like the authenticity and simplicity of spontaneous expression, i believe that every image with a person inside is more beautiful, more unique) and the abandonment and melancholy of the landscapes (i love the deconstruction of modern Greece).



My work online 


Project "Sea Change" for MoMus Thessaloniki : https://backend.momus.gr/sites/default/files/2023-11/catalogue_SEACHANGE_low_1.11.pdf  

Commemorative catalogue of the collective exhibition "Visual Anhtropology" (Chili art Gallery) : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wxOeCDJ9b8h8tAWzYVhfg4jh39963rx2/view

Part of the Guest Room:  Simon Baker & Aden Vincendeau, DER GREIF, 19 December 2023 : https://dergreif.org/guest-room/simon-baker--aden-vincendeau 

Aeonian magazine issue no. 10, February 2024 : https://drive.google.com/file/d/18UBBpo7UkNQCcRJjay7V71zKygJLAPjT/view 

Suboart Magazine No. 21, April 2024 :

https://suboartmagazine.com/2024/04/18/april-issues-2024/ 


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