The title is after the poem of the great Greek poet, Constantine Cavafy
“The settling of houses, cafés, the neighborhood
That I’ve seen and walked through years on end:
I created you while I was happy, while I was sad,
With so many incidents, so many details.
And for me, the whole of you has been transformed into feeling.”
“My ‘pappou’ (παππούς – grandfather) Andreas Vourloumis (1910-1999) was a Greek painter, part of the dynamic 1930’s generation of Greek artists. A chemist by training, he devoted himself to art, abandoning his scientific carrier. He mainly studied daily life in Athens in his favourite medium – watercolour. When he passed away, my family found hundreds of sketchbooks in drawers in his home… I dedicate the poem to him and his creative process and the connection I feel with him as I photograph Greece, through his artistic vision.“