"Street as a Mirror” by Stavros Stamatiou
“Street as a Mirror” is the first book of the Greek photographer Stavros Stamatiou, with a foreword by Stella Johnson and Ermis Kasapis. Over 120 photographs show how reality connects with fantasy.
“Street as a Mirror” autographed by Stavros Stamatiou will be available for a maximum of 3 releases:
- 1st Drop (120 White Editions, 3 exclusive postcards): Available.
- 2nd Drop (150 White Editions): coming soon.
Black Edition: Available.
Product Details / Black edition
Limited Edition Print 1/30
The White and Black Editions differ in one thing and one thing only.
Each Black Edition contains one unique Fine Art Photograph (30×21 cm – printed on Hahnemühle FineArt paper with pigment inks and tested for longevity) that has never been printed for sale before. Available through the purchasing of this book only.
Eyeshot aims to keep every publication limited-edition in quantity and quality.
3 limited edition postcards
Only the first 150 orders will receive 3 limited edition postcards signed by Stavros Stamatiou.
The best Street Photography experience you can have delivered directly to your doorstep.
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Fedrigoni Papers / Symbol Tatami
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© Stavros Stamatiou
Stavros Stamatiou is a Greek photographer and teacher based in Peraia, Greece. He grew up at the edge of a small town known for its electric power industries—however, he had always been very close to nature and his dear grandparents, refugees from Asia Minor. Their stories about the past fired up not only his imagination but a profound excitement about everything that was carrying the traces of time.
“Street as a Mirror”
As the first book of the Greek photographer, “Street as a Mirror” is a powerful depiction of the world in which we all live. For Stavros, each and every photograph must be candid and unstaged—he captures the ‘making in the making’ of every moment, observing reality as it becomes an experience. Like Ermis Kasapis put it, some would say that this is the magic of photographic art.
© Stavros Stamatiou
The photographic journey
“The bizarre, the surreal, the hidden, the poetry of everyday life”, are the things that inspire Stavros Stamatiou. He photographs without a plan, at all hours of the day and night. “Street as a Mirror” is an attempt to impress on paper this strong connection with his subconscious, the counterpoint between the depiction of reality and fantasy at the level of one’s experience.
The photographer's vision
“I feel deeply attracted to the surrealism of everyday life and the poetry of ordinary things […] that can be used to create my own reality, my photographic world. After all, photography is [nothing but] a lie”.
© Stavros Stamatiou
Eyeshot is the first independent publisher working exclusively with street and documentary photographers from all around the world.
We are headquartered in Italy, with a community sharing the same passion from over 120 countries on 5 continents.
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