Stylists succumb to requests for the same Playmobil hairstyle, even if Jesus won’t tell them apart in church later on.
With or without wind, Greece is the country of couch forestry experts, bribery, unregulated construction, a convoluted land title system, pseudo-academic agronomy, budget cuts to fire services and forest protection, deflective party politics and myopic media coverage.
Running as fast as he can to an exit, stepping on his laces, rushing past a woman his mum knows, tripping on the penultimate step, getting hissed at by a bunch of gypsy kittens. He stops and gives his hot palm to the wall.
Pedestrians, December 2020
Thoughts on comfort goods, indulgence and guilt.
3 in English, 3 in Greek.
Arriving at Pangrati around 8pm, I took out a miniature key to open the antique shop. Two of the table lamps and a Glam ‘70s palm tree with LED lighting are kept on throughout the night, so that passers-by take a look – especially on weekends, when they park for the bars nearby. The shop…
Στο Παγκράτι, φτάνοντας κατά τις 8 και κάτι που είχε ακόμα αρκετό φως, έβγαλα το μικροσκοπικό κλειδάκι να ανοίξω το μαγαζί με τις αντίκες. Δύο από τα πορτατίφ κι ένας Glam φοίνικας του ’70 με LED φωτάκια μένουν ανοιχτά το βράδυ – για να ρίχνουν τη ματιά τους οι περαστικοί, ειδικά τα σαββατοκύριακα που παρκάρουν…
What are family photos trying to say? A mix of fact and myth, a source of meaning and personal identity, nobody said memory was reliable. Nobody said you made it up.