About Paul Politis
I am a self-taught photographer from Montreal, Quebec, and currently living in Ottawa. I’ve been making black and white photographs since 1988, first in the traditional chemical darkroom, and since 2005, digitally. I’ve been showcasing my black and white photography on the web since 1998 (link is to the wayback machine, and my website in 1998!), and through www.paulpolitis.com, since 2001.
In the past, my work has appeared or been reviewed in several magazines internationally, including Shutterbug Magazine, Black & White Photography (UK), The American Muse, Black + White Photography Magazine, and PhotoEd Magazine.
Most of my recent work is made with a Panasonic Lumix G7, which is small and light, and allows me to photograph on the streets a lot more unobtrusively than is possible with my large full-frame DSLR. I’ve gotten much more serious about pursuing personal photography as a means of self-expression since early 2017, and my new work continues to evolve as I spend as much time as possible working on it and thinking about than I ever have before. I’ve been periodically self-publishing a magazine, Qualia, to track the evolution of my work over time.