Saturday, November 24, 2012

Ideas For A Happy Weekend


Yesterday's post was all about 'colourful happiness'. But there is another side to happiness, too. I love black and white photography. Especially shots of foreign countries, cultures, people. These days I've stumbled over the fascinating work of one of Greece's greatest photographers, Kostas Balafas who passed away last year. Many books have been published with his amazing black and white photographies taken in the past century. I particularly love the book 'Ta Nisia' (The islands) depicting the life of the inhabitants of the Greek islands. Here are four favorites from this book - I would love some plain copies to stick to my wall as eye-catching art pieces. Incredibly gorgeous. Incredibly sumptuous. Incredibly fascinating. I am wishing you a fascinating weekend!

Photography via Kostas Balafas

10 comments :

  1. ΦΟβερος φωτογραφος. Αγαπω ιδιαιτερα τις ελληνικες παραδοσιάκες φορεσιες... μολις μου εδωσες ιδεα για το επομενο post μου!

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    1. Ανυπομονω να δώ τι θα κανείς!!!

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  2. Hi Igor!The fotographer Kostas Balafas was a great one!I like the black and white photos more than colorful.
    Enjoy your weekend!:)

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    1. I was totally drawn to the power of those photographies. I spent like an hour clicking through the whole album:-) Happy weekend, Dawna!

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  4. thank you for showing the beauty of my country :-)

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    1. Always my pleasure!! Kalo sabbatokyriako!

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  5. Black and white photography is so stunning!

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  6. Amazing photo's Igor- thanks for sharing. I didn't know his work, I'll look for his books.

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  7. Καλά το κατάλαβα ότι είναι "δικές μας" φωτογραφίες! Χαίρομαι για το Greek mention!

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