It was my daughter, a young athletic dancer herself, which brought me into the stadiums where the dancers compete. The first time was in 2008, at "Acropolis Open", in Athens. Since then, DanceSport events have been a chance for me to explore in a photographic way this special kind of people, capturing moments of their backstage activities. "The Dancers" is a work in progress. (Photos: Stavros Stamatiou)
"Dystopias are often characterized by dehumanization, totalitarian governments, environmental disaster, or other characteristics associated with a cataclysmic decline in society. Fictional dystopias are commonly urban and frequently isolate their characters from all contact with the natural world. Sometimes they require their characters to avoid nature, as when walks are regarded as dangerously anti-social … " (photos by Stavros Stamatiou)
First time in the city, yet I had the feeling I had lived here for ages.
I could smell its history in every street, I could sense its glory and its wounds in every neighbourhood. There were so many secrets to be revealed, so many words were left unspoken.
All I’ve got is a bunch of photographs and a promise to be back some day… (by Stavros Stamatiou)