Egon Schiele

 Cardinal and Nun, 1912
Eremiten (Hermits) Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, 1912
Die kleine Stadt II, 1912–1913
Four Trees, 1917
Mother Sleeping, 1911
Double Self-Portrait 1915

                                                                  Sunflowers, 1911              Self Portrait in a Jerkin with Right Elbow Raised, 1914

                                       

Sitting male act


I collected some work by Egon Schiele which happens to be my most favouriste artist and I begin the section ART of Alaemort with him. I have to say Schiele is like my GOD in arts. The materials he uses, his unique technique, the colors but most of all the figures make me see something of myself in his artwork. Especially in this last picture "Sitting male act" that is my most favourite art piece ever.
Some biography infos:
Egon Schiele (June 12, 1890 – October 31, 1918) was an Austrian painter. A protégé of Gustav Klimt, Schiele was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century. His work is noted for its intensity, and the many self-portraits the artist produced. The twisted body shapes and the expressive line that characterize Schiele's paintings and drawings mark the artist as an early exponent of Expressionism.
Schiele was regarded as a strange child. Shy and reserved, he did poorly at school except in athletics and drawing.




Christmas Wish List Moodboard

So today I prepared a little moodboard of what I would like to get this Christmas. Some of them may seem impossible right now but it's really nice to have them in a whole group thing together like a happy -will- get list. So yeah, these are the stuff I'd like Santa to get me this X-mas. :)

My beautiful Athens

 During summer, while I was having a walk in the neighbourhoods right outside Acropolis, I saw an entrance so I gave it a try and asked. It turned out visiting Acropolis is free for Students. It had been so many years since I last visited Acropolis and saw Parthenon, Karyatides and Athens from such a view! My company that day was Nikon F-301 and it seems now that it was the right choice. It's like the first time Nikon gives me such a vintage sense and I truly love it. 
One thing I also realised after this amazing walk I had while I was going up and up the stairs till I got inside Acropolis was that Athens is beautiful after all. It's just that you have to find the right spots. It's like being in a lake area and you prefer to sit under the trees and it turns out the trees are behind the hill hiding the lake. Wouldn't that be unfair?
And as always I'm bragging about my name because it's such an honor to me to have the name of this exact Architect! (Callicrates and Ictinus designed the Parthenon in Acropolis). I trully love every kind of culture and I wish for myself to have the chance to meet as many different cities, monuments and cultures as I can. I hope my films will never betray me, and so will I.
Love & Peace to the world for letting me have such an amazing day during the hot days of summer!
xxx


Embros Theatre




During the loneliest days of summer I discovered a beautiful theatre in the center of the city. It's quite hidden for those who don't explore. Embros theatre is free to the world, with a free contribution. I first visited Embros at the Queer Festival, with an amazing play of a trio which name fails me. It was hillarious and I didn't have a laugh like that for ages. The second time, I watched two plays into one night; Maria opos i Panagia (Maria like Virgin-Mary) and Kravgi (Scream). Kravgi really moved me and created new questions inside me about the female sex, in any of its forms.
It's a really interesting theatre with a sense one of a kind. Hope I'll watch another play soon there!
Nikon F-301
Fuji Superia 200

I'm back and happy

I am back with happy emotions and many inspirations and thoughts. The last few days I was out of the online world because of some Internet company stupidness so I couldn't post a thing. But now I'm bakc and I have some photos from the lovely summer I finally got to develope (still 6 films waiting on my bookshelf). I'm deeply in love with my Nikon F-301; it provides me a totally different way of expressing myself, so unique like all my cameras, which feels like I have many lovers that anytime I want I can pick one and dance with it. So in photography I'm up on polyamory I guess! ^_^

Let's see.. I will begin with a few pictures on this post that have to do with the warm light of a tiny room. A book, a candle, a few crystals I once picked off of a chandelier and myself, inside a room that often sleeps in time and stays there for a while. No sound, no interruption.
This book is about Alphonse Mucha, one of my favourite artist of all time. Which turns out most of them are around 1900. That's pretty weird.

Twin Pigs

In Plaka, in the roots of Acropolis, is where I often find myself at. The architecture, the narrow streets and the wealthy flora are few of the things that make me go back again and again. What I will share with you in this post are the two little pigies I found decorating the entrance of a house. They are made of iron, and their design made me think of Miyazaki's animations immediately! 

The Rose & The Lilies

Last year the garden had a rose among the lilies and was super grown and beautiful! But after mum was away for a year nothing seems to be the same for our poor garden. I hope now she's back we're going to have a beautiful big garden again, with more lilies and roses and new flowers for me to take photos of!
ps. it's totally a fact that my cute Trip is in love with the dusk light. I love the dusk  
Olympus Trip 35

Feng Shui Shop


There is a little shop in Solonos Str. in Athens, that has everything I could ever dream of. Crystals, sculptures, books, jewels, incense and decoys, every little thing for a good Feng Shui. The first thing you see is a scuplture of Ganesha on a gemstone. Ganesha is my favourite indian god. As wikipedia says "Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom." The special thing about him is that he has an elephant head which makes him even more adorable! The pictures below turned out a bit blury 'cause my baby trip doesn't zoom and I did the bad thing to get too close to the objects. But you can definately feel the energy of this place and see how many beautiful things you can find there. 
Olympus trip 35

Two Portraits.

October is here! My most favourite month, my birthdy month!! So it has to start with something good, positive and creative. I decided I will share two portraits of mine that happened during summer, but absolutely show my love for cold, rainy days.

  • The first one is already my avatar picture, and one of my favourites ever. It was death hot outside, so I decided to make my little winter moment, just for my mood-up. I put the conditioning to like 15° C and I wore my Holy Mustache Bufain. It's such a pitty that the weather in Greece doesn't allow me to get full of wearing some of my clothes. 
  • And the second picture, was taken by my cousin Jim in his house. I absolutely love the colours and the lights in this one even though I look like an Ostrich, which can be good if you're a chicken. 

 Nikon F-301 
Olympus Go100

Castle in the sky

URANUS

I know that my posts are still in the beginning of summer but I still got photos I'd love to share with you here and tell you the story behind it. so..

In the beginning of summer I had a long walk with my friend Tom (the day I found these "Two pretty little details"). But that wasn't all we saw. Some more stuff we loved and I couldn't resist capturing are the following.

  • Athens in the dusk: 1st The highway, right outside of the National Gallery of Greece. The lights were beautiful and the sky was promising. We weren't there for the gallery, but for the city. It's been a long time since I last got into the gallery. I think it was 2011, for Romantism, with drawings of PARIS 1900.
  •   2nd The city immersed into darkness bringing the deep blue sky right on stage. The first summer sky.
  • A bit earlier: A beautiful pink building with white columns and pretty details. ( I don't remember what it is used for but it seems like an Embassy or something.) I'm in love with neo-classical architecture. I dream the inside of them, with big bookshelves and pianos and long curtains. 


  • This may be my favourite picture, I have every taken. The house in the sky. It brings me this weird feeling of another place or world. Or maybe a Hayao Miyazaki film, when Howl and Sophie were in the Castle while it was flying up in the sky. This may be my dreamhouse: small, simple with a balcony and a view to the sky. 
by baby Nikon F-301 

This village has my same name!

MOUNTAIN VIEW
Isn't it funny that this village has my same name? It's called "Callikrati". My great grandparents used to live there and half the reason my parents named me this way, is because of that. The other half is that "Callikrati" was also an architect in ancient  Greece. Him and Ictinus designed the Parthenon of Acropolis.  And my mother as a sculptor, wanted something special for me. But enough with the names. The village is made up of four widely separated neighborhoods that are  scattered on a small plateau in Lefka Ori with an average altitude of 540m. Let's see some mountain views close to Callikrati Village that I took during my summer vacation in July 2013.


The road going down leads to Kapsodasos village, to the southern part of  Crete. You can see the crystal clear waters from this last picture. It's one fun ride but be careful: you must be a good driver with patience or at least have my brother for a driver! 

Ps. When I got outside of the car to take these pictures, it felt like I had never breathed before. The purity of the air was nothing like what I've experienced in my 19 years of life. 

Pss. You should go there even once in your life just to breathe and watch the view.

Love,
Callikrati.
xx

Sunrise&sunset

WIDE COLOURS
It would be really unfair not to share those two pictures with you. The first one belongs to the sunrise and the last one to the sunset. Both taken by my Olympus Go 100, with kodak supercolor 200. There's absolutely no edit to the colours, it's exactly how the sky showed up in the sunrise, with purple shades and pink shades and the dark blue sea asking me to immerse.

On the other hand the sunset is a bit calm and easy. Like a bird flying down to the ground so gentle. I feel blessed to have experienced these moments somewhere so unique.

Water cave

 I will share with you another three pictures that I feel so deep. The sense of water caves make me nostalgic and bring tears into my eyes. I guess I was a mermaid boy once. Here, we're also in Agia Marina beach where we free-camped for five whole days. I got amazed about how beautiful nature is, enjoyed taking these photos so much, but homesickness was coming along. I guess I should practice my nature side more often.


Olympus Go 100 & Disposable Waterproof

Two pretty little details.

In the beginning of Summer 2013, I discovered two pretty details in two places I had visited the most, since I came to Athens, that I never really paid attention to. That makes six whole years.
The first one is in the Metropoleos Street, in the center of Athens. It's the details of the Metropoli Church. It's covered in sheet metals and fishnets, i think it's being repaired since forever. But in the front door that you can actually access, it's this beautiful architecture with crosses and columns, and a wall painting. If I'm not mistaken, it's the Archangel Gabriel foretelling to the virgin Mary the births of Jesus Christ. It's been three months already  since I took those pictures, forgive me if I'm wrong.

The second one is the grave inside the Syntagma metro station. We were passing next to this glass with ancient discoveries and there it was, a whole skeleton lying. It was pretty magnificent and instantlly caught my eye so I took a picture of it, and one with my friend Tom reacting to it.


What I will say to you, is to take another look at the places or buildings you hang out the most because you may discover something you 've never noticed!
loving the adventure,
Callikrati. x

DEEP BLUE

DEEP INTO THE SEA
Optique is about analog pictures and sense. Colours, films, nature and adventure. So I wanted to share with you some pictures I took during my summer holidays in Crete Island. I used a disposable waterproof analog camera for these two. They were taken in Agia Marina, a special beach in southern Crete with lovely corals, caves and bright blue water. You can see my weird toes and a bit of the seaplants and corals in the background.


I hope people enjoyed bright blue waters as much as I did this summer.
I wish you a beautiful autumn with warm jumpers and knits!
Callikrati O. Nozdryon
xx

FLUFFY KNIT

FLUFFY JUMPER
I recently fell for a specific fabric: the synthetic wool, the fluffy knit. It looks soft, comfortable, cool & most of all, cute! So my next goal is to focus on finding a perfect black fluffy jumper for some outstanding nights out. Let's see some designs with fluffy fabrics.