Polydefkis Asonitis (Greece)

Polydefkis Asonitis was born in 1956 in Ioannina. He studied Economics, Pedagogy and Photography. He holds a PhD in Semiotics of Art and a postgraduate degree from the Department of Art Sciences of the School of Fine Arts of Ioannina. He taught photography at the TEI of Athens and at the IEK of Epirus. He held many photo exhibitions in Greece and abroad. He is a permanent contributor to the magazine “PHOTOGRAPHER”. He has published three photo albums entitled: “Childhood Landscapes”, “Kalliepeia” and “The Karvouniarides of Pindos”. He has been selected three times in “Photometry” for “Parallel Voices”, with his projects: “Amvrakikos”, “Mud Baths” and “Messolonghi – The city of sea and sky”. He has been selected in the “Photovision” of the magazine: “PHOTOGRAPHER”, three times. Recently, he received the first prize in an Ifocus-Community competition in the festival: “PHOS ΑTHENS”.


Ever since I bought my first Fujifilm X100 my perception of photography has completely changed. It was like photographing again with film. The colors and tones of gray to black and white were amazing. And most importantly the sky with clouds and saturated blue. Then I went on to buy many models and many lenses.

As a street photographer I wanted speed in shooting and focusing. All this was given to me by Fujifilm cameras and Fujinon lenses.

The photos I present to you today were shot with Fujifilm, X100, X100S, X-PRO2, XT-2, XE2 cameras. Fuji pushed me to start traveling in Greece and enjoy street photography.

What I am interested in highlighting is a special perspective that shows the personal way I associate the forms both with each other and with the surrounding space. My references to the history of photography and the semiology of the medium are also obvious.


  • GFX100S
  • X-Pro2
  • X-T2
  • X-T1
  • X-E2
  • XF16mmF2.8 R WR
  • XF18mmF2 R
  • XF23mmF2 R WR
  • XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS