Dear iDEALS, the "Atlas" project was born by connecting a family sentimental memory of spices and herbs and the mythological story of Atlas. The idea behind this series was to give rebirth to the ancient myth and create naturalistic sensational feelings,under the beautiful light of a Greek island.
Atlas was the primordial Titan, the most powerful and skillful ,who after a fight with Dias was punished forever to hold on his shoulders the celestial sphere. Because he endured this sacred punishment with admirable patience he received the name Atlas which means : endure everything.
For Atlas his adjective is durus, "hard, enduring".
Note: The ΘΑΒΜΑ (THAVMA) collective group (THAnasis, Vangelis, MArilia) consists on the collaboration of three artists interested in photography as well as new media. The idea behind their projects is to express the animal instinct, the morals of freedom and the limits withing human being. They are interested in taboos, metaphysics and they believe in the dynamic of the artists that consist a project and the power of the moment that creates things magical, exactly like a miracle.
As ATLAS, model Simos.
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