Sep 26, 2011

Greece: Against the Stereotypes

Presented to you by the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce people: Busting the myths surrounding Greek crisis, Greek debt, Greek way of life...

Sep 16, 2011

With the First Raindrop...

"With the first raindrop,
summer was killed.
The words, which were filled with shining stars,
got soaked.

Many were the words which were only destined for you.

Before my eyes existed, you were light.
Before eros, you were eros.
And when the kiss got you, you were woman.

Where to lay our hands, now that time doesn't care for us.
Where to lay our eyes, now that the faraway lines have capsized in the clouds.
We're all alone, surrounded by your dead images".

Lyrics by Odysseas Elytis (tranlsated by E.Vosnaki), music by Manos Hadjidakis from his Magnus Eroticus* LP (1972).

*Magnus Eroticus is a pop God who lives in our imagination from the time we're born, till the time we die; beautiful, pubertal and constantly alive." ~Manos Hadjidakis

Sep 6, 2011

The Wedding Procession

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

Sep 1, 2011

Greek Beauty: Ros Georgiou

Ros Georgiou shot by Thanassis Krikis for Vogue Hellas.

17-year-old Rosanna "Ros" Georgiou is a model of Greek/Dutch origin, but I think it is her Greek DNA which brings out a certain "pride" attitude on her face, making her an exceptional canvas for classicism.
At the same time she possesses a defiant stance on proceedings, maybe due to her newess in the field or coming out of left-field (living in Athens, rather than one of three predictable fashion metropolises) which makes her totally modern.

ROS GEORGIOU by HARIS FARSARAKIS from haris farsarakis photography on Vimeo.