August 17, 2020
IN CONVERSATION WITH ALEXANDRA AVLONITIS
Photography by Alexandra Avlonitis
Interview by Melanie Meggs
Alexandra Avlonitis began her journey with photography in 2015 after many years as a fine art painter. Schooled in the essential elements of painting - color, light and composition - it was not a difficult transition for Alexandra. Whether inside the studio or out, the artistic tool box was the same. As a native New Yorker, the genre of street photography was such a natural fit for her. She will always be captivated by the hum and buzz of the street, the energy of unremitting commerce, the mash-up of peoples and different cultures. With a camera in place of a paint brush, Alexandra captures the endlessly fascinating drama unfolding in the public sphere.
“Photography has one leg in painting and one leg in life, but the two things must be combined.”