Ό, τι έχει απομείνει από τις αναμνήσεις μου στο χωριό.
Παιδική ηλικία που ξεχνάει από που ξεκίνησε.
Πρέπει να της δείξει εσύ που να κοιτάξει, και έτσι
ίσως αντιληφθεί το πόσο μα πόσο αγαπά ό, τι άφησε πίσω.
[Ένα γκρεμισμένο σπίτι, το παλιό αμάξι του παππού, τα γέρικα χέρια της γιαγιάς, ο χρυσός ουρανός τα καλοκαίρια, το παγκάκι στην πλατεία, το βλέμμα της θείας]
Kipos village in Kozani city, Greece. July 2017. Minolta dynax 7000i, Kodak Gold, ISO 200, 35mm film.
[Photographs created during a cloudy November morning in 2013.]
Those photographs represent my childhood memories of this house, in which we lived till 1998. The most fascinating thing, seeing all those places after many years, was that everything was much smaller than I remembered! What the childhood eyes distort, the adult brain dismisses.
Kozani city, GR. Pentax P30, 35mm film.
Xenia is one of the northest parts of my hometown, where a famous hotel used to be, “XENIA”, that gave its name to the area. Now, you will find many new houses that have been built, but also a small – but beautiful – forest there too. Following that path through the forest, you soon find yourself in front of Saint Thomas, a church I used to visit often in my childhood. School trips, festivals, weddings and baptisms, it was all happening here. So it was nice, and quite weird, to visit this place after so many years.
Xenia, St. Thomas, Kozani, Greece. July 2017. Minolta dynax 7000i, Kodak Gold, ISO 200, 35mm film.
Gathering of grapes.
Earth, dust, eating a sweet fig.
Distant church bells.
Grandma holding fruit.
The cemetery candle flickers.
Turned heads crying.
Announcement of departure.
The yellow of the sun.
Faces wet with tears.
This was part of a poetic sequence exercise for school.
(Photo: Vine Harvest, Greece, September 2014. I-phone 4, edited with VscoCam)