Lara Kantardjian




When I speak of poetry I am not thinking of it as a genre.
Poetry is an awareness of the world, a particular way of relating to reality.
— Andrei Tarkovsky

Wandering the streets like a spectator from Rilke’s Duino Elegies, always seeing, feeling, and connecting
to everything—in search of a certain mood, a certain light—from the ordinary to the sublime state.

Fine art photographer and artist (b. Nicosia, Cyprus) based in London. Working predominantly with film photography, including medium format. Studied Fine Art Painting and Photography at the University of the Arts London, Graduating with a BA Degree in Fine Art and a Masters in Fine Art Painting. Exhibited in London, Paris, Budapest, NYC, Hamburg and Shanghai, with work housed in numerous private collections, including public collections and featured in the UK Public Art Collection. Work published in LensCulture, Inspired Eye, doc! 1x, Photo Vogue Italia, National Geographic Your Shot, Leica Fotografie International, World Street Photography, kiosk der demokratie, Edge of Humanity, LA HOT, STARK, Urban Picnic Street Photography, The Guardian, AOrta, We Sink Ships, Italian Ways and Resource Magazine. Member of ACAVA (Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art) and resident artist at Palace Wharf Studios (’98-’14). Curator at 1x gallery and World-Street Photography. Founder of The Analogue Street Collective – featuring and publishing the work of the collective and invited photographers (member/editor/publisher).