About Paul Politis
I’m from Montreal, Quebec, and currently living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I’ve been making black and white photographs since 1988, at 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.
My work is arranged in series’ in the Photo Galleries section of this site, and selected new work is posted periodically in the photo blog (or you can see thumbnails of the last 100 photos posted here).
Smile – black and white photograph
Out from Under (black and white photograph) I didn’t stand for anything. If I wanted to matter — even just to myself — I would have to be less free, by deciding to choose...
Like Clockwork – (abstract black and white street photography)
“Let’s go.” “We can’t.” “Why not?” “We’re waiting for Godot.” ― Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot “You go back, Jack, do it again. Wheel turnin’ ’round and ’round.” – Steely Dan, Do It Again...
Qualia Magazine #13 features (mostly black and white) street photography. Plenty of rain, shadows and reflections! 44 pages. “I am afraid that there are more people than I can imagine who can go no...
Untitled – Man and Umbrella (black and white street photography)
Wild Kingdom (black and white photograph) From the Nowhere Man series
Metal and Brick Urban Abstract Diptych – black and white photography
Untitled – street photography b&w From the Nowhere Man series
Urban Inmate #7 (black and white photograph)
Rear View – Black and white photograph
Beware of Dog – black and white photograph
Qualia Magazine #12 is all black and white. Featuring photographs from my series Auto Exposure: black and white, and various random new photographs made during my ongoing “5-block challenge”. 44 pages. The enemy of...
Citizen Silhouette #2 – black and white street photography
An Approach – Puddle Reflection (black and white street photography)
Untitled – Lamp Post Shadow (black and white photograph)
Deconstruction Diptych – black and white photographs
Nowhere Man #3 – Black and White photograph
Qualia Magazine #11 features some photographs from a series I’m calling Nowhere Man, as well as various other random new photographs. As in Qualia #10, this entire issue (except the front cover) features photographs...
Citizen Silhouette – black and white street photography
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