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Images Plurielles : Jean Paul Olive : Athènes et ses îles


Jean Paul Olive presents in this book a new photographic odyssey, the adventure of an indefatigable traveler, at odds with everything digital. The b & w reality, with strong images of Greece sitting on its past questions the present. The game of hopscotch from land to sea, characters to landscapes, struggle between shadow and light, echoes the words of Blaise Cendrars, throwing his shoes overboard, to go to the end of these unforgettable islands .

These images are justly inhabited. They are not hollow. They are overflowing with life, with the joy of living. Humor makes us smile and allows us to relativize and make the connection between each subject addressed. The beauty of nature and the human presence, often surprising, even disturbing. This last feeling arose sometimes from a kind of embarrassment caused by certain characters or places. However, the tenderness of the gaze soothes this feeling and in the end, only remains the need to reflect. It keeps us going. We look and suddenly we see. We discover the real subject of the photo, we are pleasantly surprised.

Nikos Graikos

Excerpt from the preface


Athènes et ses îles

Photographs by

Jean Paul Olive

Preface by Nikos Graikos

95 duotone photos

29 x 21 cm, 128 pages

Texts in French and English

Public price 29 €

ISBN: 978-2-919436-45-3–livre-61.htm

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