Surrealism

Void Relics in the eternal city

© Anargyros Drolapas
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Void Relics in the eternal city
Italy

Rome, Italy – July 2017

Void relics (as a title) are based on the impressions of a traveller about a city that is covered under the heavy veil of history. Following a flaneuristic approach of exploring a historic city, the photographer created a topology mixed with recent historical events and with echoes from the past that seem to demand an active role in the present.

Echoes from the past were for example fascist statues and symbols, or pictures of Benito Mussolini. It was photographer’s choice to leave aside documentation approach and to choose a surrealistic depiction of city’s topology.

Void relics, void eyes (of eagles) that remain always in a prolonged surprise and admiration. In that environment there are still hidden aspirations of memories that should have been forgotten for ever. All these could have been happening to any historic city, but are happening in an “eternal city”.

You can find the complete project in my website : adrolapas.com.
The project was originally presented as a photo zine.






Anargyros Drolapas
Anargyros Drolapas is a self-taught Greek photographer living in Athens, Greece. He studied Physics and IT (University of Athens). He has steadily pursued photography since 2010 and has contributed in various magazines and group exhibitions​.

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