The sea has always been the place to remember since my childhood days.
The nostalgia of summer holidays in particular, and all of the things that followed.
Family festivities, making new friends, playing all day, staying up all night.
Now as an adult, all these recollections seem as a distant memory that tends to fade.
Some of the people that were part of all this no longer exist, others went their ways.
It’s hard to try to imagine the things you saw in your childhood.
But when I want to remember even for a little while, i go by the sea.
The place where memories begin and end. (Vasilis Spagouros)
What is a Greek dystopia? How can it be photographed? Should it be something very specific, or completely abstract?
All these thoughts and others crossed my mind while trying to think of a way to come closer to that subject. In the end i realized that there's not much i can change in the way i photograph. There's is no need to.
People, places, things, that used to be part of my everyday encounters, now form a kaleidoscope of what Greek Dystopia really is. So I continue to photograph the dystopia while waiting for the Greek Utopia. (by Vasilis Spagouros)