The photographs of this book entitled “Ganian” were taken in the former horse-track of Faliro in Athens, Greece during the years of 1985 and 1986.
The book took its name from the humble and omnipresent magazine with the daily racing forms.
I was not interested in photographing the races, the horses and the jockeys but rather it intrigued me to capture the faces of the bettors and the metamorphosis that occurs to them during the horse-races.
All the excitement and the hope of watching the race, the anger and the dismay after the race is over and the deep contemplation while studying the race-card for the next bet, when for a moment, everyone of them becomes an island in the midst of the crowd.
Hi, I am a street photographer and freelancer for reportage, editorial, travel and wedding based in Zakynthos, Greece. I studied sociology and documentary photography. I’m passionate about all arts and for thinking creatively. Photography is my obsession along with photo-book collecting and printing. My photos have been published in Greek and foreign magazines, book covers and on-line venues. In 2012 I took part in the Athens PhFest with a solo exhibition of my series "Off-Season". Also in the same year my book "A sense of place" was published, featuring b&w photographs of my native island seen through the oblique perspective of a street-life photographer. I am a founding member of the international photography collective Burn My Eye and contributing photographer of Millennium photo agency. What I strive to achieve is the making of an imaginary world, where even the most prosaic situations can acquire a mysterious nuance and a meaning different from the one that they carry in reality.