A sense of place
The photographs are part of a larger body of work that was published in book format under the title “a sense of place”. With this book I aim to take the reader through a secret path to a different view of Zakynthos, my home island. Seen together and sequenced in the way they are, they suggest a journey off the beaten track where my personal exploration of my native island is shared with you in the hope to leave you with an emotional understanding of the place more than a literal sense of location.
These images reflect my past and present, my memories and emotions. They form an anthology of random moments, selected from a limited spectrum of public places, events, religious fairs and beach resorts, for the most part during the last five years.
Since this is a personal exploration, many aspects have been ignored. My gaze often embraces people living their lives, doing everyday things, being unaware of my presence.
I am more of an observer than an intruder. Still, through my photographs, I seek to create a world that is fictional in spite of being made with the raw materials of reality.