Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The Seduction of Europa
I recently spent a couple weeks roaming around Europe. The end result was an essay of street photography I shot while on holiday. To see the entire series, please visit my website:
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For those of you who like explanations...
My Europa essay is a slightly darker mood piece looking at the ambiguity and contradictions of love. The images are intended to poetically translate the tonality of love in a subdued color palatte. It is also an attempt to visually translate the mysterious nature of love and the dreamlike state it often encapsulates. Simply said, “Europa” is my personal and subjective interpretation of love found in the streets of Europe.
The title of the essay was inspired by “Europa,” a Phoenician woman in Greek mythology, from whom the name of the continent Europe has ultimately been taken.
The story was a Cretan story, most of these love-stories concerning Zeus originated from more ancient tales describing his marriages with goddesses. This can especially be said of the story of Europa, sometimes referred to as “The Seduction of Europa.”