A great little photographic discovery recently – and not street photography for once, you may or may not be pleased to know – on Flickr was the photography of Dimitris Tamvakos. Hailing from Athens, Dimitris travels the world on cargo ships and takes photos that appeal to my gritty, industrial heart.
There’s a beauty in metal, rust, and machinery that you either love or hate but whatever your opinion of that particular aesthetic is you can’t deny there’s something else fantastically powerful in these photographs: the sense of scale of industry and the world and, more than that, the loneliness. You get a sense of quiet in these pictures even as you imagine each one is accompanied by constant noise.
By far my favourite types of photos that Dimitris takes are the ones that show the crew areas of the ships. I love the colours, the lights, and the dated, spartan feel to everything.
Wonderfully atmospheric photos from Dimitris Tamvakos. Check out the rest of his photostream on Flickr.