The place where one draws breath and calls one's home; 'tis whence one begins;
The place one recalls and reminisces, be it in a positive or negative light, years down the line, even if one never left it, either physically or mentally; It exists as place, as time, as a past experience in one's memory and imagination; 'tis the remains of this theme that jointly shape the way one feels;
The spacetime one calls one's home is under tremendous pressure, and the issue is with whom, why, and to what extent one is willing to share it.
The pictures were taken on the island of Crete, between May 2014 and May 2017.
The dominant role in this sequence of images is played by the surrounding sea, which defines the limits of how much man can change the landscape.
The protagonists of the story are my friends and family members, as well as people I approached along the way.
The images are not a strict document; rather then depict a place that is defined by explicit morphological characteristics, though it remains conceptually and geographically boundless.
Transcreation in English by Theo Bouchelos
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