The first two weeks that I spent galavanting I have been focussing on nature, landscape, trees, flowers….
The anemones were in full bloom at that time.
Also I fell in love with the magical olive trees all over the peloponnese landscapes.
After these about 2 1/2 weeks of exploring and just taking pictures for fun, the actual residency phase started. In the course of that several series came out of the cooperation with performance artists, film makers and costume designers.
We spent the days at various places near the village. But mostly at LatoMeio, a quarry a few kilometers away which is owned by Elenis grandfather.
Model “LatoMeio” by Dina Danesi
“Performing Hemp” was another series that I shot on one of the lasts days at LatoMeio. We had planned a big bonfire for the evening and the performers spent the day creating costumes. Eleni hat brought a big pile of hemp that was to be turned into Resis costume. Resi jumped in the material, stared moving and the pile came to life.
Costume and idea: Eleni Danesi and Resi Bender (Model).
My personal highlight was the big fire that was celebrated that same night at the quarry. Out of a variety of materials, brought and found, the witches emerged and danced with the flames.
This winter stay at Leonido was so much fun and such a good time to explore and practice. I am proud of the results that came out and happy about all the good talks, interesting people and productive cooperations. That was such an inspiration. I really hope it will a first of many!