Alexis Vasilikos Finds the Extraordinary in Ordinary People

By: Amanda Greer - Published: Jun 11, 2013 • References: alexisvasilikos.net and lifelounge.au
Travel photographer Alexis Vasilikos has an uncanny ability to find the extraordinary in ordinary people, places and events. Each of her photographs depicts a group of people engaged in some everyday activity, but the passion with which Vasilikos captures the shots transforms these activities from the everyday, to the exceptional.

One photograph in particular grabs the eye and stuns viewers with its simplicity and vibrancy. This photograph shows two men riding their bikes along a dusty road, dirt flying from behind them and almost blocking the background from view. Vasilikos chose to use a black and white effect on this photo, enhancing the cloud of dirt while darkening the riders' faces until they can no longer be identified.

Photos like Vasilikos's are beautiful examples of travel photography taken with genuine interest and excitement. When ordinary scenarios are captured with a keen interest, they are transformed from ordinary to extraordinary.