ATHENS WITHIN
While wandering around the centre of Athens I stumble across short everyday stories of anonymous passers by. Everyday life is full of small surprises.

Photos by Stelios Efstathopoulos

17th April 2014

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Athens within
Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

Athens within

Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

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16th April 2014

Photo reblogged from STREET PHOTOGRAPHY with 57 notes

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Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

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Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

15th April 2014

Link reblogged from World Street Photography with 92 notes

Interview: Stelios Efstathopoulos →

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This month’s featured artist is steliosefstathopoulos. A street photographer from Europe!

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Full name

Stelios Efstathopoulos

City and country where you live

Athens, Greece

- How you started with…

14th April 2014

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Athens within
Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

Athens within

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11th April 2014

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Athens within Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

Athens, Greece, Europe, 2014
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Photographer of the month: steliosefstathopoulos
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Athens within
Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

Athens, Greece, Europe, 2014

by steliosefstathopoulos

Photographer of the month: steliosefstathopoulos

Check out the Interview!

World Street Photography

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11th April 2014

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Athens within
Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

Athens within

Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

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9th April 2014

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Athens within
Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

Athens within

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7th April 2014

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Athens within
Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

Athens within

Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

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4th April 2014

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Athens within
Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

Athens within

Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

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2nd April 2014

Link reblogged from World Street Photography with 92 notes

Interview: Stelios Efstathopoulos →

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image

Interview

This month’s featured artist is steliosefstathopoulos. A street photographer from Europe!

Be sure to follow steliosefstathopoulos and support his work!

Full name

Stelios Efstathopoulos

City and country where you live

Athens, Greece

- How you started with…

29th March 2014

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Athens within
Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

Athens within

Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

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26th March 2014

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Athens within
Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

Athens within

Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

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24th March 2014

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Athens within
Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

Athens within

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19th March 2014

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Athens within
Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

Athens within
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18th March 2014

Photo reblogged from sanpogatera-reblogs with 186 notes

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Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

Stelios is an experienced photographer who gave me a lot of advice when I was starting out on tumblr. He told me - among other things - that I should not look at my negatives immediately. He lets months pass between the day he shoots and the day he looks at the pictures on that roll. If I didn’t misunderstand, this is because he wants to get some emotional distance from the images, so that he is sure that, if he selects one, it is because that image works and not because he is emotionally attached to the moment he shot it. And this is easier if you have forgotten the moment in which you pressed the shutter button.
I have found similar advice scouring the internet coming from other photograhers, including Garry Winogrand, one of my favourites. However, I haven’t followed that advise yet. I think I am still learning, and at the moment I need to look at my pictures immediately, so that I can check on myself, check if the exposure was ok, whether the focus and framing were ok, and whether I moved too much while I was taking the picture. And at the moment I need to remember as much as I can about the shot in order to learn and improve.
This is advice that I will follow as soon as I’m ready to take my photography a step up. At the moment I still consider myself a learner. Actualy, I’m just a little kid playing with his new toys, really (just over a year taking pictures and a few months into a new pre-owned Leica).
This is the first picture on Stelios’ tumblr page and one of those that I can’t stop looking at. What gets my eye here are the three birds at the right of the image that draw an inverted triangle. They are not immediately visible, they are not the most prominent feature of this image. One is walking on the ground, the man’s hand seem to indicate it; another one is flying, in front of the big fluffy cloud; the third one is a statue on top of the building. This third one is the largest, but it is completely immobile, seemingly frozen just before it was about to take flight.
They make me think of Battleship Potemkin, the sequence with the three lions. In the film they are all statues and Eisenstein edited them so that they looked like coming alive, in protest. You can see them as the movement of the same lion if you want. You can find that sequence on youtube here [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29GXaXnVdA8 ] and if you have a look at it, you will also see that the tree reactive lions are preceded by three angels who in disbelief, unable to react as much as the lions, watch the attack of Potemkin’s guns.
I don’t know whether there is any meaning in the birds of Stelios’ image. I don’t even know if he saw those birds before taking the image. But, if I can allow myself some symbolic reading, I hope that the people of Greece will be able to stand in front of a new potential bailout loan (the third one) with the courage of Eisenstein’s lions and overcome the Potemkin of the economic crisis. 
Stelios, my friend, I hope you will accept this reblog in sign of admiration for your work and for your amazing country. Please let me know if you want me to edit anything out of this.



Hi
I was really surprised to see my picture on “my Dasbord” followed by your comments. And even more, after reading your text, I was surprised by your desire to share your thoughts. I t is a joy for me when a thought or a photo motivates someone to start thinking. And I think that what we are all trying to do through photography is to try to convey a meaning or an idea. Your point of view regarding the interpretation and analysis of my photo is very special. I had indeed seen the birds, but I had never seen the triangle. In such cases you realize that every single thing on a photo, even if it is a small one, can matter. Thank you for your positive approach on the subject of Greece. I hope for a better future too. And this is what I try to achieve through my photos by critisizing today’s situation in my own way.
Thank you for your kind words and I am at your disposal for further exchange of thoughts.
Stelios

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steliosefstathopoulos:

Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

Stelios is an experienced photographer who gave me a lot of advice when I was starting out on tumblr. He told me - among other things - that I should not look at my negatives immediately. He lets months pass between the day he shoots and the day he looks at the pictures on that roll. If I didn’t misunderstand, this is because he wants to get some emotional distance from the images, so that he is sure that, if he selects one, it is because that image works and not because he is emotionally attached to the moment he shot it. And this is easier if you have forgotten the moment in which you pressed the shutter button.

I have found similar advice scouring the internet coming from other photograhers, including Garry Winogrand, one of my favourites. However, I haven’t followed that advise yet. I think I am still learning, and at the moment I need to look at my pictures immediately, so that I can check on myself, check if the exposure was ok, whether the focus and framing were ok, and whether I moved too much while I was taking the picture. And at the moment I need to remember as much as I can about the shot in order to learn and improve.

This is advice that I will follow as soon as I’m ready to take my photography a step up. At the moment I still consider myself a learner. Actualy, I’m just a little kid playing with his new toys, really (just over a year taking pictures and a few months into a new pre-owned Leica).

This is the first picture on Stelios’ tumblr page and one of those that I can’t stop looking at. What gets my eye here are the three birds at the right of the image that draw an inverted triangle. They are not immediately visible, they are not the most prominent feature of this image. One is walking on the ground, the man’s hand seem to indicate it; another one is flying, in front of the big fluffy cloud; the third one is a statue on top of the building. This third one is the largest, but it is completely immobile, seemingly frozen just before it was about to take flight.

They make me think of Battleship Potemkin, the sequence with the three lions. In the film they are all statues and Eisenstein edited them so that they looked like coming alive, in protest. You can see them as the movement of the same lion if you want. You can find that sequence on youtube here [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29GXaXnVdA8 ] and if you have a look at it, you will also see that the tree reactive lions are preceded by three angels who in disbelief, unable to react as much as the lions, watch the attack of Potemkin’s guns.

I don’t know whether there is any meaning in the birds of Stelios’ image. I don’t even know if he saw those birds before taking the image. But, if I can allow myself some symbolic reading, I hope that the people of Greece will be able to stand in front of a new potential bailout loan (the third one) with the courage of Eisenstein’s lions and overcome the Potemkin of the economic crisis. 

Stelios, my friend, I hope you will accept this reblog in sign of admiration for your work and for your amazing country. Please let me know if you want me to edit anything out of this.

Hi

I was really surprised to see my picture on “my Dasbord” followed by your comments. And even more, after reading your text, I was surprised by your desire to share your thoughts. I t is a joy for me when a thought or a photo motivates someone to start thinking. And I think that what we are all trying to do through photography is to try to convey a meaning or an idea. Your point of view regarding the interpretation and analysis of my photo is very special. I had indeed seen the birds, but I had never seen the triangle. In such cases you realize that every single thing on a photo, even if it is a small one, can matter. Thank you for your positive approach on the subject of Greece. I hope for a better future too. And this is what I try to achieve through my photos by critisizing today’s situation in my own way.

Thank you for your kind words and I am at your disposal for further exchange of thoughts.

Stelios

Source: steliosefstathopoulos