Collectible screen printed –80 copies– poster for Anders Petersen’s photography workshop, organized by Stratos Kalafatis and Lia Nalbantidou (Studio Tessera), two of the most talented Greek photographers. Anders’ depth of knowledge and photographic experience is breathtaking. His workshop attempted to explore photography as a process strongly connected with the photographer’s emotional values and to examine the outcomes as a result of experimentation. His latest book “From Back Home” was awarded in France as the best photographic publication for 2009. Meeting Anders was a strong experience that led into new ways of thinking.
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Paper pack CD label designed for the composer and producer Dimosthenis Grivas in the occasion of his work under the title “Dr Faustus”, choreographed and directed by Konstantinos Rigos for National Theatre of Northern Greece. Image by Stratos Kalafatis.
Contemporary Greek photography is not what one could characterize as ‘well known’ in today’s art scene but there are undoubtedly cases of Greek photographers who have attained in producing engrossing work and have managed to exhibit it abroad; one of these cases is that of the 40-year old Stratos Kalafatis. Kalafatis didn’t start out his career as a photographer but rather as an athlete who at some point in his life, out of luck, choice or coincidence decided to devote himself to the art of photography and has been doing that since 1993. One of his most original works is the entitled “Journal 1998-2002”, in summary a series of photographs of people, faces, animals, places and objects he took on the island of Skopelos within four years. Using a special technique, he transforms up to an extent, the real into the surreal, reminding us of the images we see while dreaming or even daydreaming. The invisible and usually ignored uniqueness of simple, ordinary moments of our lives reveal their concealed magic, the one we tend to beglect of forget. Stratos Kalafatis doesn’t keep a written diary; his diary is a picture one…