Dimitris Mytas, in his most recent work entitled "Zero Ten", focused on illustrating his family and more particularly his children, in an effort to depict the first decade of their lives. Abandoning his first photographic quest which was centered around street photography, a tedency dominant in Greece after the 70s, which had nevertheless defined the history of photography earlier in Europe and America, from Walker Evans onward, Mytas pursued new ways of expressive forms.
Relinquishing the role of the Father/Photographer he has now returned with an effort to construct a new body of work deriving from his extended "familial professional surroundings"namely the hospital space of which he has been an integral part for more than twenty years.
His new role, that of Doctor / Photographer constitutes a new, tougher project, the subject of which being a place he is constantly involved in both professionally and emotionally. The artistic approach of his working place, the "Hospital",forms a doorway to the relentless quest of photographic creation within "the friction of mundane work routine and thegeneral "harshness" of the medicine field", as he states.
At the short intervals of calmness in his hectic working schedule,multiple overnight duties and during his "free" time, Dimitris attempts to form an alternative visual reality. His wandering glance in the familiar hospital spaces does not try to capture the moment that unwinds before his eyes but rather to meticulously choose what and how he will photograph considering that the area in which he operates and the people he meets are not alien to him but familiar faces and situations in the restricted and utterly ordinary working place.
In this light, his photographs constitute a form of narrative as Dimitris tells the stories of the people and spaces of his daily life, which he studies, edits and directs in absoluteprecision.
Mytas composes a photographic essay with social content, which is not based on an imaginary conception, but on the thorough research and recording of the specific subject. [...] (From the publication)