I have become a wonderer and a moment capturer, of an inner photographic exploration of the universe. I capture light and its relation to shapes and forms. I search for the infinitely small moment where we can taste beauty and incorporate it once and for all in our private eternity. I search for words that will help me manifest the poetic logos of photography.
Photography, becomes an eternal pursue of the Human Being, a journey to the centers of the soul, a path to transcendence of this virtual world toward the world of poetry. So that we speak of the unspoken. (Photos and text by Tasos Biris)
Fanos or Bonfire, is an ancient custom of Kozani. A singular ceremony that includes singing, dancing, eating and drinking around the "altar" of a purifying fire; all these in a festive atmosphere full of Dionysiac and phallic elements. Fanos succeeded to survive over time, by changing its sheath and keeping the essence since the old passed the torch to the young.
It is a living custom open to all locals and visitors. People revel around the fire, drink, dance and sing. Visitors can listen to historical, love, satirical and other kinds of songs in the local idiom.
Tradition and recording still go on.
Photos and text by Athanasia (Soula) Palentza
The Bulb Collective consists of photographers active in urban (and rural) photography with an expressive shift to include highly aesthetic and poetic images in their assignments.