Steve Jobs/Apple mosaic guru Charis Tsevis talks about his love of Apple

Sat, Dec 4, 2010


The photo mosiac above was created by Charis Tsevis, a talented and creative artist/visual designer who has done work for a myriad of corporations, including Toyota, Fortune, Time, and the Los Angeles Times. When not working for the man, Tsevis can often be found putting together complex and impressive photo mosiacs of Steve Jobs and other Apple related items. The photo below, for example, is an Apple logo comprised of Apple products released since 1998. And the photo above, well it speaks for itself.

In any event, Cult of Mac recently sat down with Tsevis to find out a little bit more about his work and what inspires him.

Cult of Mac: How did you get started doing mosaics?

Charis Tsevis: As long as I can remember, I’ve worked with complex images. I’ve always loved the fractal complexity of nature and the rules that I could discover behind superficial chaos.

At the same time I’m amazed by industrial aesthetics and discovering that there is a kind of poetry in machines.

I fell in love with machine art before I even had a computer and when I did finally get one, it was a only natural to start playing around with art forms like ASCII Art, TypeArt and fractals. I think mosaics came as the next instinctive step in this development.

CoM: What’s the fascination for you with Apple?

CT: I kind of feel as though we are living in an Apple world, even if it’s not always conscious. Apple made a considerable contribution to bringing technology and computing power to creative people from every profession and discipline as opposed to it being previously accessible only to technologists and geeks.

It has been much more than a simple company. It has been a way of seeing technology.

Tsevis also notes that he’s been a Mac user since the late 80’s and currently works on a Mac Pro and MacBook Pro, while also using an iPhone and iPad for non mosaic creation activities.


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