Eyeshot Book

Stavros Stamatiou’s “Street as a Mirror”

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“Street as a Mirror” is the first book by Greek photographer Stavros Stamatiou, with a foreword by Stella Johnson and Ermis Kasapis. Over 120 photographs show how reality intersects with fantasy, experiencing otherworldly and dream-like sensations. “The bizarre, the surreal, the hidden, the poetry of everyday life”, are the things that inspire Stavros Stamatiou.

He photographs at all hours of the day and night, without a plan. “Street as a Mirror” is an attempt to capture on paper this strong connection with his subconscious, the contrast between reality and fantasy at the level of one’s experience.

“Street as a Mirror” comes in two different limited-editions: White Edition and Black Edition. The Black Edition features one unique Fine Art Photograph (30×20 cm) that has never been printed for sales before, and exclusively available through the purchasing of the book only.

The Photographer

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.

The Monograph

“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.

Designed and Made in Italy

Fedrigoni Papers

Eyeshot uses only papers from Fedrigoni, an Italian paper mill founded in 1888 in Verona. All Fedrigoni’s papers are FSC® certified, made from pure ECF pulp. Every product is fully biodegradable and recyclable.

Symbol Tatami White 135g/m2 is a thick paper coated on both sides with a Matt finish. Its volume and thickness give it a remarkable textural consistency that makes it ideal for prestigious publications such as Eyeshot’s monographs.

Credentials

EFC: ELEMENTARY CHLORINE FREE. It’s an environmentally friendly type of paper that has been bleached with products free of elemental chlorine. By replacing it with chlorine dioxide, polluting emissions are reduced by 90%.

FSC® MIX. The Forest Stewardship Council is one of the internationally recognised forestry certification systems, which guarantees the proper management of forests and the traceability of the resulting products.

HEAVY METAL ABSENCE. Paper and packaging are produced in a way that allows them to be reused and recycled. The absence of harmful metals and other substances and materials that are hazardous to human health is guaranteed.

LONG LIFE: ISO 9706. This certification ensures that paper production recycles more CO2 than it emits, thus reducing the release of CO2 into the atmosphere that causes global warming. In compliance with ISO 9706 standards, the paper we use is acid-free which gives it resistance to light, wear and tear, and durability over time. It can be stored for up to 200 years.

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

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