GEORGE STRIFTARIS / PHOSPHORUS The book
Phosphorus is the ancient Greek word that signifies "he who bears light". Lucifer, in Latin. It was also, once, the name by which the planet Venus was known. Furthermore, it is one of the chemical elements necessary to the existence of life.
PHOSPΗORUS is a photographic album, a collection of male nudes that are sometimes incorporated in a natural environment, sometimes in an urban setting and at other times appear to inhabit an unexplored interim of invented space.
They circulate, stand, pose, give in to abandon. Impudent within a nudity that seems self understood, they forcefully trigger not only the viewer's retina but also his or her dormant psychic fissures, as each in turn annihilate the stereotypes of manhood.
Self-sufficient, they give in to nonchalance, to narcissism, to melancholy, to neurosis, to guiltless bliss.
The men of planet PHOSPHORUS appear to despise time and its constraints. Above all, they are there to be looked at.
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128 pages Color / 122 pictures full colour
Product Dimensions: 28 x 20 x 1 cm
Limited Edition 500 copies
© 2015 Georgios Striftaris
published by George Striftaris / www.striftaris.com
book design: Nickolaos Tsamboukos
production manager: Ioanna Kobiliri
separations, printing (offset) and binding in Athens, Greece by Pressious Arvanitidis / pressious.com
first edition October 2015
Shipping Weight: 0.700 kg
Men perceived in their private life, interacting with their environment; aspiring to conquer it, through their nudity, vying to mature, striving to exist. You will see the young man searching for his path. You will see the young man chasing, discovering, being tormented by his dreams and desires, enjoying them, and transmitting light. You will see the man-son. You will see Dionysus, Icarus, Orestes, Hippolytus, Hamlet, Peer Gynt, Werther, Jesus, and the Prodigal Son.
(33 from 122 pictures) Animation: Stathis Nafpliotis, music: Theodore Katemidis, montage: Spiros Psichogios