A series of b&w shots taken in Naxos, Cyclades, Greece, during the summers of 2015 and 2016 that remind me of California in the Seventies . No details reveal the real location of the set; just lines, contrast and shadows from a possible past. [Shots taken with Canon EOS 1100D, Ricoh GX100 and Olympus E-P2]
This short “summer series” – seven shots taken in Agios Prokopios, Naxos Island, Cyclades, during a period of 1 hour with a 50 mm lens – helped me explore the lines/feel of continuity between land and sea. I was probably looking for a personal sense of space where the horizon shapes a continuity across the shots. I was looking for a sense of surprise too – catching the amazing moment when the eyes alight on the water over the dunes. There definitely is a feeling of relief and amusement in each image to the extent that the horizon is “broken” or “interrupted” by humans: their familiar presence dares to leave the beach and embrace the water unconditionally.
LOCATION: Naxos, Greece, my favorite Island. CAMERA: Olympus E-P2. There I spent lovely times with my E-P2. I’ve taken some unobtrusive shots in a taverna on the paralia an other walking around Chora; other shots – some macro pics – were taken in Agios Prokopios Cape with temperatures above 45°. E-P2 was a camera designed especially for straight photography: E-P2 is a camera always ready to take just a couple of shots (in my experience the first one is the good one). So, if you look for a professional compact system, E-P2 is your camera, now cheap enough and powerful at the same time.