" I like travelling in places where I can liberate my soul. It brings me closer to what I see as my life's testimony for all the things I care. It's not my goal to document life, nature or wildlife. But I do seek to bring awareness. I am an artist and I need to bring myself and the world I am photographing closer to my vision. The vision in my work is the key to unlock my photography. I often allude an almost otherworldly stage for my protagonists to express primary or secondary emotions. Fear, anger, loneliness, detachment, but also energy, rhythm, hopes are existing within me and can often be witnessed in my photography.
Extracting every glimpse of light and shadow are key elements in my work. Light and shadow do coexist. Light illuminates shadow defines.
I am not a conservationist by work standards. But I do care immensely about cultures, nature and wildlife and the fear of their extinction is my strongest photography force. I want my kids to be able to see wild world’s magical displays in front of their eyes. Not in a museum because they are not going to exist anymore. Through my travels I learn to explore and through my exploration I learn to conserve and protect. Nature and people alike."
Nicolas Lotsos has been a recipient of multiple international awards. He was awarded "photographer of the year" from Spider awards the most prestigious international black and white photography competition.