Some photos from my residency in Greece (specifically Athens and Aegina) in April 2016. Some of these photos were taken in the Olympic Village which is now almost completely abandoned. A couple of stadiums are still used here and there, but mostly the venues are being left to decay. Recently, one of them has been used by the Government as temporary shelter for the many refugees arriving in Greece.
The other photos are from the island of Aegina, a lovely place near Greece. I find the contrast between the the two sets fascinating. On the one hand you have this decaying and iconic structures, a chase of glamour and success that is past its 'best by' date. On the other you have the folk culture of Aegina which has been consistent and organic for generations. It's the grassroots vs. the superficial.