Jul 16, 2011

Humble Herbs, Rustic Roots

There is something about the herbs of Greece: They're sprouting with the insolence of the race, haphazardly and defiantly, surely against all odds. They're fragrant with a rustic honesty that is superior to artificial pretence. And they stand best when they stand proud on a most formal of setting: a wedding procession.

Shot on the island of Sifnos, Greece, summer 2011. Click to enlarge.
Photo copyrighted by Elena Vosnaki

Jul 14, 2011

Colour me In

The sparkling background of the white-washed church brings out the pastel hues of this wedding guest's outfit. Greek women shouldn't be afraid of colour. Or fresh fragrant flowers in the hair.

Shot on Sifnos island, summer 2011. Click to enlarge.

Photos copyrighted by Elena Vosnaki.

Jul 8, 2011

The Continuity of Greek Elegance

fresco from the palace of Knossos, Crete, Greece, at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, 
15th century BC

mature Greek woman attending a wedding on the island of Sifnos, Greece, summer 2011

Jul 6, 2011

Craziness Street

The signpost reads: "Craziness Street: You can walk this street fearlessly. We own it." Indeed we do.

As seen on Apollonia, Sifnos island, Greece. Summer 2011.
Picture author's own, copyrighted by Elena Vosnaki