2024 – A collection of my Latest posts (no images)

In the immortal words of John Lennon “another year over” and, like clockwork, the Latest posts of every month get a new leash on life after their usefulness is over…

01 2024

“In the mountains and Greek countryside, breathtaking photographs await. The serene landscapes, with their majestic peaks and verdant valleys, provide the perfect backdrop for capturing moments of natural beauty. Whether it’s the golden hues of a sunset painting the sky or the vibrant colors of wildflowers blooming in meadows, these photographs transport us to a world of tranquility and awe. Each snapshot tells a story, inviting us to explore the hidden wonders of these enchanting locations. Through the lens, we can witness the harmony of nature and the timeless allure of the Greek countryside.”

This was AI-generated text about this month’s images… I don’t even know why I commissioned it to suggest a text, but the result was more telling than I was expecting. The text actually is a fair response to my prompt, but when I see it side by side with the photographs it attempts to discuss, there is one thing missing and this is my photography’s main ingredient: I am missing from the text. My mind, my thoughts, my feelings, my emotions, my reasons for taking that picture or the other, myself.

At its heart, photography is a form of personal expression and the subject of any photograph is simply the medium through which I attempt to externalize what is inside me. If one takes out this personal element, what is left is spineless, liefeless, purposeless.

This month’s images are about the quiet and serene beauty of Greece’s north towns and countryside. People are notably absent from these photographs, because more often than not, they make “noise”, both literally and optically if you will. What is presented here is nature with some human touches that make you wonder. Mountains and clouds and lakes and trees in their glorious and deafening stillness and silence. Making these photographs was also a laid back and slow process, often taking small walks alone, as if to ensure that the stillness and silence stays true behind the lens, not just in front of it.

There I have said it, now you can disregard the AI description and opt for the authentic version, even if it may sound less refined🙂