Aug-2007: 2 photographers in Guča/Serbia, different aesthetics - Crhristo Lamprinidis.

A few days ago I received a comment in the Greek version of this blog in the post: "Guča - Serbia Aug-2007: Black & white images, part 5/5 from Christos "I think that we were photographing togehter..!"

Looking to the photos of Christos from Guča I see that both of us we were at the brass band festival in Serbia and in 2 situations we were photographing together without knowing each other. Since we didn't met in Serbia, we finally met through internet ;-).

The photographs of Christos from Guča (and a short biography of him) there are in his web site http://www.photofolio.gr/ (unfortunately in Greek language only):

Lets see some of the photos that we shot together: Do you remember the following photo from my post: "Guča/Serbia Aug-2007: Black and white images, part 5/5."?
Here are 2 photographs from Christos from the same dancer. Some differences in the photos (also aesthetically) is in the way that they have been shoot. I used normal/standard lens but Christos used telephoto/zoom-lens.
Do you remember the following photo from my post: "Guča/Serbia Aug-2007: Black and white images, part 2/5."?
Here is a photo of Christs of the same subject. My photographs are with normal/standard lens but Christos used wideangle lens. Here are 2 photographs that you can see also me doing photoing ;-), shooting the above images ;-).


Oct-1996 and Aug-2007: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hertegovina.

In this post we will se photographs from Sarajevo, most of them shot in October 1996 (one year after the end of Bosnian war and dayton agreement) and a few from my last visit last August 2007. These photographs are interesting as documentary photographs. Sarajevo is much more different from the following photographs. Most of the building has been repaired and Sarajevo is a turistic city, safe for visiting it.
In 1992 there was the attack of the building of the parliament that we see from the above photograph which is from the article for the war in Bosnia from en.wikipedia.org. In the following photograph we see the building from October 1996 (my first visit in Sarajevo).
The following photograph is from August 2007, 11 years since my first visit in Sarajevo. As I read in the article about Sarajevo in en.wikipedia.org, the building has been reconstructed in 2007 with 80% support from the Greek government (Hellenic Program of Balkans Reconstruction) and 20% by the Bosnian government. The following photographs are from the "Unis" towers (October 1996). These twin towers were a symbol of union between the nationalities in Sarajevo.
If you visit today Sarajevo you will the reconstructed towers (photograph August 2007). In the ground floor of the towers there is a shopping mall, some banks etc.
It is a pity to see the bombarded building of the central library. The photograph is from October 1996, but the building hasn't reconstructed till today.In the following photograph we see part of the library, August 2007. The posters that we see are from the International Film Festival that took place in Sarajevo last August.The following photograph is from the hotel Holiday Inn (August 2007). It is located close to the twin towers "Unis" that we have already seen.
In the following photographs (October 1996) we see "Sarajevo roses". A Sarajevo Rose is a concrete scar caused by a mortal explosion. Mortar rounds landing on concrete create a unique fragmentation pattern that looks almost floral in arrangement. Isn't it poetic and macabre to call these patterns Sarajevo roses?
In the following photograph we see a photo from a tram from October 1996. Here we were approaching the bombarded building of journalists.
The bombarded building of the journalists (October 1996).
The following photographs (October 1996) are from airport region of Sarajevo. Most of the building were bombarded and was difficult to approach the buildings because of the mines.
The following photographs of Sarajevo are also from October 1996. That time, you could see many military jeeps/troops in the city. That time it was also quite dangerous to walk in the city during the night. Today you can't see pictures like these, Sarajevo is a touristic city, full of bars, restaurants and tourists.
Sarajevo is the "Prague" of the Balkans. If you visit this city, you will love it. We can see it also to the graffiti in the following photo (October 1996).
That time, the Greek director Teo Aggelopoulos shot some plans for the excellent movie "Ulysses gaze" in Sarajevo. In the following video we see some plans from that movie in Sarajevo. As you can imagine, that time wasn't so difficult to find a film ruins:

Related to Sarajevo is my old post: Aug-2007: Sarajevo Film Festival: "j'aime le cinema! et j'aime sarajevo!". Talking about music there is also the excellent music group: "Mostar Sevdah Reunion" from the city of Mostar in Bosnia. Abroad (mostly outside of Bosnia) is very famous the Bosnia-Serb musicial Goran Bergović (but Bregović has been accused on several occasions of 'stealing' original Romani and folk music of the Balkans and ultimately rewriting and branding it as his own creation.


2007: Best published photos / About eggs-in-art blog.

The first post in this blog has been published one year ago (1st January 2007) and today I will publish a list of the best photographs. It also time to define what eggs-in-art blog is about ;-).

About eggs-in-art:
  • Black & white photographs (also some color). I am working as an amateur photographer since 1994 and in this blog I publish my photographs. If you like my photographs check all the blog posts of this blog ;-).
  • Video. Since 2005 I am working as an amateur with video editing/directing. My first example of work is the video from Samothrace island: Samothrace.Odyssey. I have two open projects (amateur always) with video editing: I want two finish 2 documentary videos, one about the Gökçeada (Ίμβρος) island in Turkey and one about Rodope region of West Thrace (Greece). An example of the beginning of the documentary of Gökçeada movie is here and an example of video from Rodope is here (unfortunately the videos are only in Greek language, but when I will finish these videos I will add subtitles in English). When the videos will be finished I will upload to a peer-to-peer network for download under creative common license.
  • Presentation of famous or not famous photographers. You can see an example of post about famous photographers here and here.
  • Technical and historical posts about photography.
  • Travel tips or presentations. Because when I am traveling I am taking mostly photographs I publish some practical issues, ie. where to stay budget etc. An example of post like that is here.
Best published photos 2007 / eggs-in-art:

Jan-1995: Portrait of an old man in the train from Predeal to Bucharest.

Jan-2003: Gypsy nearby the train rails, FYROM.
29-Jan-2005: Ano Birsini, Rodopi mountains, Greek-Bulgarian borders.
Aug-2002: Dimitris - Samothrace.
31-Mar-2007: Chara in Exarchia, Athens, Greece.
15-May-2006: Balkanatolia music group, Train Station of Komotini, Rodopi, Greece.Oct-2006: Coffe-house in Agridia (Tepekoy), Imbros (Gökçeada), Turkey.
Aug-2002: Portrait of Stratigula, Greece.
July-1994: Omi, Cora & Dan, Bucuresti, Romania.
Jul-Aug 1999: Three men, Aleppo, Syria.26-Aug-2006: Traditional oil wrestling, Rodopi, Greece.
04-Apr-2007: Pomac bee-keeper, Ano Birsini, Rodopi, Greece.
Guča/Serbia Aug-2007: Black and white images, part 1/5.Guča/Serbia Aug-2007: Black and white images, part 3/5.Guča/Serbia Aug-2007: Black and white images, part 4/5
21-Sep-2007: Traveling by train from Den Haag - (via) Leiden - Amsterdam, The Netherlands.7-Oct-2007 and 24-Jun-2007: Portraits of Eleni.
15-Oct-2007: Flea market close to metro Petrovsko-Razumovskaya, Moscow, Russia.27-Apr-2005: Portrait of a French guy in Budapest, Hungary.