Photography, Thinking

Dead trees

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Last week I posted these images here on the blog and talked to you about how I enjoyed walking in the fields around my home last time I visited my hometown. The truth is that I started this walk in order to find my little paradise, which is a field full of orange trees. When I started to go there I had all these beautiful memories of the green leaves and the orange fruits. I was expecting to shoot a story in that field and I even had in my mind the way I wanted every shot to be.

At some point, and after I had already shot the images of the previous post, I started wondering if I had taken the right path. Everything seemed so strange and spooky and I was thinking that I possibly was lost. You see, I ended up in this field with all the dead trees around, with no green leaves (actually no leaves at all), and the colors I remembers  were nowhere to be found.

Then, after several minutes, I realized that I wasn’t lost. This is the place were few years back and during my childhood beautiful oranges trees were standing colorful and proud. After I shot these pictures I went back home and I asked what had happen. My parents told me it was some kind of a disease.

I am really sad that I will never get to see the field I remember again, and instead there is going to be this place that is like from Alice in wonderland (maybe?) But at least I had lived some of my most beautiful memories there and I have these!

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Photography, Thinking

Thinking| Life nowadays

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Today I decided to talk to you about a conversation I had with my friends last week. It all started when I arrived at the cafe and I asked “how are you doing?” and the only answer was “shit, what about you?” and, unfortunately, my answer wasn’t much different.
This triggered a conversation about how everyone we know answers the same way, not just because, but because things in our life in Greece and on this planet we’ve created suck. Yes, suck! I’m not going to write once again about wars that happen because a few rich guys are going to have huge profits or about financial crisis that a few rich guys, again, created to have profit, again. But I’m going to talk how about me and my friends that are mid-twenties, late-twenties and early-thirties, see no opportunities in life. And, no. It’s not just me and my friends this way. I can’t say that I have bad influences around me.
My friends are either unemployed or working for almost 16 hours a day, 7 days a week (it’s not a joke!) and both sides have no personal life. The first ones have no money, the seconds have no time and no energy to even have a life. Both sides live with their parents because neither them nor their parents can afford staying in different homes. Where is the prospect in that?

We all try to not fall into depression. We think that it is not just us, that is not something we did wrong, that we still have each other. But at the end of the day it feels like we are in a loop. Every day is the same, every month is the same. Every day we struggle to survive and we forget how to live.

There is no possibility in that. And the great quest now is, how the hell are we going to change anything?

Images from my visit in my hometown earlier this week.

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Focus

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Hello guys! Did you miss me? I just came back from a three-days trip to my hometown and I’m super excited because I found some time to snap some images around the fields I grew up at. I haven’t been there for more than five years. I mean, I do visit my parents quiet a lot, but I never walked around the fields that are full of olive trees and colors and for me are full of beautiful childhood memories.

So while I was walking around I decided to play with the light and the focus and this is the result. I am happy with it. It makes me want to go back there!

What do you think?

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