Destiny

Destiny

Marga es única, pasa de puntillas, casi sin hacer ruido, siempre preparada para ofrecer lo mejor; pero se le dibuja una pequeña sonrisa cuando piensa en todo el amor que ofreció en el pasado; ahora se ha convertido en su mejor regalo. Con eso se queda. La vida es un viaje constante. De norte a sur nuestra historia es una historia vivida, paso a paso, lentamente.

Piensa en sus hijos, ellos la adoran, lo sabe, pero también sabe que tiene que dejarlos marchar. Algún día tenía que ocurrir, y es exactamente ahora. Desde la enfermedad del pequeño sólo ha vivido por y para ellos. Dedicación absoluta, noches y noches sin dormir y despertares llenos de angustia, pero feliz. Así es Marga: dulce, entera, bondadosa, con sabiduría y llena de amor; es mágica. Ahora se quedará sola, pero con el corazón lleno de recuerdos y el cariño, a distancia, de sus amados hijos. El único apoyo que le queda es su fiel e inseparable bastón. No desespera, ella ya ha tomado la decisión, y el mando, de su nuevo rumbo: a partir de ahora estará rodeada de gente, no será su gente pero sabrá convivir. Su espacio se llenará de recuerdos vividos…y por vivir. La vida está llena de obstáculos, pero se es grande cuando se sabe caminar junto a ellos. El mejor destino de Marga aún está por llegar…

Marga is unique, she goes unnoticed, not making any noise, always willing to offer the best in her; but she grins when she recalls all the love she gave in the past; now it is the best of all presents. She sticks to that. Life is a constant trip. From north to south our history is a lived history, step by step, bit by bit.

She thinks about her children, they love her, which she knows, though they have to leave, and she knows that too. Someday it had to happen, and it is right now. From the illness of the youngest, she has fully devoted her life to them. Exclusive dedication, nights in nights out without sleeping and agonizing wake-ups, but happy.  So is Marga: sweet, calm, kind, full of wisdom and love; magic. Now she’ll stay alone, but with a heart full of memories and the affection, though in the distance, of her beloved children. He only support that remains is her faithful and inseparable walking stick. She doesn’t get desperate as she has taken the decision and the control of her new direction: from now on she will be surrounded by people, not her people but she will manage to survive. Her hole will be filled with lived experiences and those to-be lived. Life is full of obstacles, but one gets big when we learn to walk with them. Marga’s best destiny is yet to come…

 © Photography by Alberto Pérez Pastor – © Text by Mari Cruz Notari Civera – © English translation by Sara Besalduch

Meeting Lukas Vasilikos

Lukas Vasilikos is a Greek photographer who creates great stories full of dynamism and emotions.
“I like to communicate with people and use them as actors, playing a performance just for me.”

Lukas Vasilikos

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Poland 6

What is for you street photography?

Street photography makes me feel free to find and catch the right moment.

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When did you start taking street pictures and why?

I started in 2007 after a trip to Barcelona, Spain. I don’t know why i started. I guess because I wanted to imitate Classic photographers.

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For you, what is your best shot. Can you explain how you got it?

I cannot chose one single good photo of mine. I don’t even believe that one single photo can stand as a photo of value on its own. I think that a good photo needs a relevant framework, needs to be part of a project, part of a banch of images in order to create this kind of communication between the photographer and the viewer that I wish to achieve.

I almost agree with you. Let me show you two of your pictures that do stand as its own. Could you talk about them?

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This photo is taken in a ship, traveling from Athens to Heraklion, Crete. What I first saw was the young woman. The window creates an excellent frame. The beautiful woman staring at the sea could be a photo by itself. But what excites me more in photography is the creation of interesting stories. So I chose to tell a story about these three people, an elderly couple and a young woman. The contrast is between the dreamy environment of the exterior and the realistic, down to earth environment of the interior. His woman is sleeping but it seems like the man is having an exciting dream. Some details such as the binoculars and the Exit sign give a more dramatic tone to the shot.

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Poland 3

I believe that this photo doesn’t need explanation.

Any advice?

Shoot every single day.

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A book.

“Half Life” by Ackerman, “Last Resort” by Martin Parr, all published works by Anders Petersen and “Uncommon Places” by Stephen Shore.

Would you recommend a photographer or group to whom we should follow?

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Lukas Vasilikos, a gallery on Flickr.