Island Art & Taste | Gallery
We live in a fairy tale with alternate endings. No safety net is there to prevent us from slipping, no caution signs to guide our steps. Conflicting images appear to us harmonious and opposites are blended to form bland. Love and passion interfere with success and other such necessities, but, as if by miracle and through thousands of contradictions, finds its way no matter what. Yearning for the meaningful, it is transformed to harmony.
Life is moving pictures and each time we blink our eyes the world shifts beneath our feet, And we shift along in an endless dance. To a music that elevates the spirit, to a place of transcending beauty. This determines the nature of our photographs.
Moments, memories and dreams…
We go back a little over one year, when we met this amazing family. It was for Eleni and Tom’s wedding. This time its was for her beautiful younger sister Vas, getting married to Seb at Island Gallery. It was an honour and a priviledge to be trusted and chosen as their wedding photographers, their storytellers.
So different from Eleni yet so similar in the essence, Vas is a beautiful combination of shy and sensitive, yet sharp, intense and very passionate.
Seb, is a gentleman. Any other description would intimidate this title. But he is much more. Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage :-) And what a challenge it must be to be a member of this very special family. To dance zeibekiko with the pros!
What does it take to dance zeibekiko ? This amazingly difficult dance, mainly because it has no steps and no particular rhythm. What it calls for is inner intensity, as it is an improvised dance that expresses feelings.
Originally strictly a man’s dance. Not embarrassed to manifest pain or weaknesses, the real man ignores social conventions and shallow condescension. He will pick the lyric that expresses his personal state of mind and he will dance it out, Humbly and with dignity. He will dance only this once, he will not monopolize the floor, or be interrupted.
After Tom who will now boast as “palios”, Seb proved his worth :-)
Only pending issue …coming shortly… is his ability to join our Zacapa tradition.
Thank you for trusting us with your memories.
We are moment hunters. Hunting for words that reveal who you are and the way you connect to each other. We turn these words to images that tell your story.
Someone needs to tell these stories. Like when the pirates find their treasures, and the princesses their prince. We need to tell these bits of overlapping narrative.
There’s magic in that. It is in us.
And for each one of us it will be different, and it will touch you, us, in ways we can never predict. From the mundane to the profound. Don’t forget, there are many kinds of magic. And you can take this story and shape it. Then it will take residence in your heart. And in ours. You are the life of it.
This is our role.
And this is our gift.
Images from the heart
More from our portfolio
Wedding Panning and Coordination but more: The amazing Liza, MotherOfTheBride
Flower design: Les Fleuristes
Wedding Photographer Athens: arChive Visual Storytellers
Guest photographer: Mr Tom Lee