The project is tightly connected to the apartment where my cousin Zoe used to live in the past. When we were eight years old, the house was locked, together with the leftovers of a life that is now absent.
Throughout the years, nobody ever returned.
When I reentered the apartment in 2014, eleven years later, I knew that I wanted to take photographs of it as well as of Zoe, inside the place. I felt familiar in there, but at the same time everything looked brutal, distant and strange; the reason being that, within those four walls, time is now dead.
The lost innocence and present decadence made a perfect parallel and I needed to dig deeper in the apartment, to dig deeper within myself.
© Costas Kazantzis
13,5 x 17,5 cm, 80 pages
Limited Edition of 20 copies, numbered and signed, including cloth case and signed 10 x 15 cm Print
Athens, October 2016
Costas Kazantzis was born in Athens in 1992. He is a senior at National Technical University of Athens, domain of Biomedical Optics & Applied Biophysics, and a graduate of Focus School of Photography (Athens). Subjects that interest him focus on the process of self-acceptance, family as well as sexuality. From a young age he expressed the need to capture aspects of himself using both writing and the photographic lens.
all images and text © Costas Kazantzis