Eco-Diary 2015

This calendar is another, the second, eco-calendar, and includes, this time, pictures of birds, flowers, bees and butterflies from the Greek nature.

 This calendar is another, the second, eco-calendar that shows images from the rare beauty of Greek nature, but –at the same

time– of the ineffable beauty of the photographer’s wandering in this nature.

 

Private Edition, Athens 2015

Eco-Diary 2013

This diary is a diary with photographs from Kerkini.
This time, a new subject is included in its photographs apart from birds: Butterflies. Each one of its pictures corresponds to a month of the year
And at the same time
Each one of its pictures is an attractive invitation of escaping from the life of routine in the city.
Therefore,
Each one of its pictures is a re-minder of the beauty that certainly still exists out there, far away, in order for us to see it, but that hereby, has totally disappeared
from our usual sight.
This diary is a diary with photographs from Kerkini.
Still, it is not called Eco-Diary because – as some would misleadingly assure us – its subject is snapshots of ‘ecological’ interest (the birds and the butterflies, the lake and its landscape). It is called Eco-Diary (Oiko-imerologio) because by this name we would like to declare – to claim, that in reality, it is a photo-diary of our own house (oikos in ancient greek), that it of our life’s own autonomy where they so brutally eradicated us from, so ingeniously alienated us from, in so many special techniques they formed us so that, today, we think of this oikos as of something weird and strange to us, something almost exotic, scientifically interesting and touristically beautiful, something economically/commercially exploitable when this is the foundation for the most important and valuable thing there exists for us: it is the foundation for our life, our own life.

Photographing Birds in Greece

The photographs of this album are the result of the photographer’s many years of wanderings in all the wetlands of Greece, like Kerkini, Nestos, Evros, Prespes, Amvrakikos and Kalloni in Lesvos island.

The theme of all this photographs is the same: the birds the moment they are flying or wooing with each other, the moment they are floating on the waters of a lake or are ready to fly; a movement that symbolizes freedom.

All photos introduce us in a rare, almost unknown side of the Greek nature and its beauty. They stimulate the senses, make us more aware of the dangers that threaten the environment and finally make us realize the need of protecting nature.

Apart from 268 photos, the album includes an essay on the moral and aesthetic issues that concern the relation between the man and the birds, written by the photographer. At the end of the photographic album there are two indexes as well: the first index includes, in the Greek, English and Latin languages, the names of the birds that appear in the photos and the other index refers to the names of the places and wetlands where the photos were captured.

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Eco-photography

I.M. Panagiotopoulos School Editions, Athens 2002.

The term «Eco-photography» is used as the title of this album in order to name the kind of photography, which its photographs belong into. It is about photographs of birds from many Greek wetlands. These photos address to the senses, primarily to the eyesight, bringing along with them two invitations for this last one. By the first one, they invite it for a short time period, to abandon the daily experience of the city that, when it does not make it indifferent to everything, it tires it out or, even more often, it fills it with anger or disgust by its scenes. By the second, they invite it to discover, or to remember, that there still exists, at least for the time being, that side of nature and environment that has not yet been polluted or  vanished by disaster; and it is this other side of Greek nature and environment that the     photographs of this album invite the eyesight of their viewer to love.