As also noted in my previous blog post, myself and the rest of my family still haven't recovered from the H3N2 virus, though we are getting there. In the mean time I have the pleasure of sharing some intriguing and magical images by my good friend Konstantinos Vasilakis all shot with the X-T1.
A Pagan custom by K. Vasilakis
"This is a project I had in my mind for more than a year since the first time I saw some pictures on the internet about that custom in the remote village of Volakas in northern Greece near the borders with Bulgaria. The custom goes back to the ancient times and is a Dionysian celebration where the “Black men” are roaming the streets and are stealing the “wives” with loads of drinking and food involved in the cold days of January. It is a three day festivity that goes around in various villages in the region and believe me it is loads of fun".
"As a landscape photographer my primary focus is vistas either large or small but in the depths of my mind I always had some small projects like that but never had the courage to dedicate any effort to them with the main reason being equipment. I carry heavy DSLR’s and the thought of hand holding them for long periods of time and also being the center of attention with a big black thing in my hands always put me off. Then came the X-T1. I had my eye on a Fuji since the X100 but something was missing from the specs to close the deal in all the models prior to the T1. With the X-T1 it felt as everything fell into place and equipped with two jems of lenses the 23mm f/1.4 and the 56mm f/1.2 my horizons expanded to things other than landscapes. Hope you enjoy the images as much as I enjoyed being there."
More of his work
To see more photos from Konstantinos project, head over to Behance. If you would like to see more of Konstantinos other photography skills please visit his personal website or you could Like his Facebook page.
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