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I’ll need to stop and look around the next time I pass the inflatable carnival set-up opposite the sad Amelia Hotel.
Should I go by I’ll make some photos taking inspiration in the color work of Magnum Photographer Constantine Manos.
Among other notable projects, Costas is known for his collection of photos from 1962-63 called, “A Greek Portfolio”.
A Southern Gentleman based for many years in Boston, Costas visited Skopelos (in 1996?) when work from “A Greek Portfolio” was featured as part of an exhibition (back in the heady and moneyed PASOK years) sponsored by the Greek Ministry of Culture via the now long gone “Photography Center of Skopelos”.
Around this time Manos was also traveling the USA taking color photos which were collected in two portfolios called “American Color 1 & 2”. After 40 years of shooting in black and white, this collection was his first foray into color pictures.
In talking about his work back then he mentioned (or pointed out – it may have been in a lecture) that he doesn’t crop his photos, they are framed in the viewfinder, shot and printed as is. On film!
I hope to feature Constantine Manos in a future post.
The carnival plans to open this Friday evening – the collection of permits permitting.