The “Black” Forest
On August 03, 2021 a fire broke out in the north of the island of Evia in Greece burning over 50,000 hectares of forest for 6 days, devastating entire villages, destroying more than 1,000 houses and causing an unprecedented ecological disaster.
Being in the vicinity, I decided once the fire was out, to go there to photograph the scene!
The emotional shock I felt being in the midst of all these destroyed trees was enormous! Despite this, I slowly started taking pictures, but not for long. It was too hard! So I quickly set my camera to slow speeds and continue to photograph differently, hoping on the one hand to escape this cruel reality that I had in front of my eyes and on the other hand, to render photographically to burn trees their poetic beauty!
Architect D.P.L.G./ M.A of Design / Photography
Christos Pavlides of Greek Cypriot origin is a retired DPLG Architect graduated in France and active Photographer Master of Arts in Design / Photography graduated from Middlesex University in London!
He lives between Athens and Nicosia and mainly deals with photography both at the theoretical level by giving courses, lectures and presentations as well as at the practical level by creating workshops and master classes.