When I first saw the photos of Catherine, I immediately felt attracted and excited. The way Catherine plays with shadows, expressing the signals and intensity, how she creates with subtle and detailed that makes the complexibilty of her work mind-blowing.
Catherine bring the Contrast, Tones (Dark & Light), Shapes, Texture and Composition in harmony, and the emotions that she convey with her photos are just as beautiful as her personality.
With her Black & White photos, Catherine sends powerful messages and everything about her photography has style, grace, sensuality, beauty & attractivity.
I am enthusiastic about her work, her personality that shines and arouses a feeling of person who really know what she is doing and why and is deeply earthed. Catherine loves above all the music, she is strongly inspired by moods and feelings that music provide. With her work she expresses sensuality, senses, love, devoted of catching the perfect moment and expressing the dreams.
She is one of those personalities who can indeed see art everywhere, and who may make the world we live in a better one, someone who always strives to be a better person, helps others and stands up for the positive in life .
It is my absolute honor and deep inner pleasure to invite all readers of this interview to meet Catherine Nikolaidis!
Thank you for bringing us in our Second Life the beauty of Black & White photography, Catherine!
Your life without art would be …
Could you ever imagine a soundless, colorless tasteless living?
This what my life would look like without art.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Catherine: Music is my guide. A line from a dear song can be the inspiration to create the whole image.
Mood and feelings are two ingredients that I cannot work without.
What is your work about?
Catherine: It’s about moods, sensuality, senses, it’s about feelings and love. It’s about moments and dreams.
How is the artistic process like there? Do you see an object / person / landscape first and then the idea comes up? Or is it upside down?
Catherine: I don’t really follow a pattern here. Can be a sudden angle I cached with my camera, an interesting light. And the rest will follow.
Catherine: ”Be Free”
Currently, the best place for you in SL?
Catherine: The place is not necessarily important here as long as I am with the people I love!
I do appreciate the good music thou and absolutely admire all the amazing sim builders, so yes you will
probably find me exploring.
A question that moves you right now …
Catherine: How to create a better world?
Let’s all artists united give a message out there , how to be a better person and care for one another.
Is there a work of art in your life that particularly impressed you?
Catherine: My amazing teacher Stefanos Pasxos who was known for his photographic experiments
What is art for you – now completely independent of the usual definitions?
Catherine: Art is a mental need. Art is freedom of emotions.
Was there a key experience or has the artist profession always been your dearest wish?
Catherine: I do photography as craft, and daily need.
What drives you?
Catherine: What drives me? Everything! Love, fears, patience, impatience, anger, happiness or sadness. I’m alive!
Do you feel understood with your art?
Catherine: I don’t think it’s necessary the artists to be understood.
Do you think that you can make a difference with your art?
Catherine: If i speak to someone’s heart and mind with my art..is that makes the difference? Maybe yes.
Do you think that everyone is an artist?
Catherine: Why not? When kids are building castles in the sand, this is art to me.
Do you have any role models? If yes, which?
Catherine: No, I don’t have.
What does the term art mean to you?
Catherine: Art is freedom. Is imagination, expression of feelings or ideas. Art is messenger to hearts.
Are there any topics that you are particularly interested in implementing?
Catherine: I’m interesting for future exhibitions.
What is your strength?
Catherine: Caring and forgiving!
What was the best advice you have ever received in SL?
Catherine: ”The less you know, the better it is”
Your next projects, exhibitions. Where your art can be seen?
Born In Greece, Live In The Netherlands, studied The Art Of Photography at Leica Creative.
Joined Second Life in 2007. Photography in SL was always a relaxing escape as much as exploring.
I believe strongly in sharing. I believe in communicating. I believe in creation and inspiration.
I love black & white. I feel strongly for music.