La leçon de piano. The old man standing on a gigantic keyboard. The zagged shadows and patterns combat the joyful expression and gesture. No winners, just uneasiness.
Been there! It's a tiny 20-square meter place at Paphos, Cyprus.
And against all odds my good friends and talented photographers make it everyday to produce a variety of great frames.
Usually melancholic, sometimes funny, some other times just raw and uncanny.
And their continuous presence there, makes it a lifetime essay because of (or thanks to) the simple fact: "we are here, now … don't wait for better, don't procrastinate, procreate, create".
And this relative "isolation, can starve all but the most independent talents, but for these it can provide a sanctuary where radical visions can develop undisturbed." Szarkowski, Looking at photographs.
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