Around Naxos island, Greece, with my little black Rollei 35 LED and IlFord HP5 Plus films. Greek beers and Aegean sun did the rest. “YAMAS!”
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.
A friend of mine, Gian Paolo Daldello, actually my fine art printer, is offering an interesting and tailored service to see photographers note down their thoughts, ideas, technical schemes, sketches directly on a special journal while capturing images from a reportage (street photography, travel or landscape, etc. etc.).
The same diary will tell their stories through words, drawings and… pictures. Yes, you can buy just this special handmade leather diary (antique black or brown) with fine and exclusive paper sheets or have it at a special price if you’d like to add a pre-order of 4×6″ (10×15 cm) prints. It’s up to you to decide the number of prints to be placed in your diary and the quality of the same: waterproof sublimation, carbon pigment ink on alpha cellulosa paper or even 100% fine art cotton.
This will become a real photo reportage instrument, handmade by the photographer, nothing to do with a photobook, something totally personal.