PHOSP?ORUS by George Striftaris

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Not long ago I discovered the work of photographer George Striftaris and i absolutely love it. He has recently published a photographic album with work he has been creating for the last 8 years. I am sharing an example of what's in that wonderful album, along with some notes from the press release. Discover him – he's so worth it!

PHOSP?ORUS by George Striftaris is a photographic album, a collection of male nudes that are sometimes incorporated in a natural environment, sometimes in an urban setting and at other times appear to inhabit an unexplored interim of invented space. ?They circulate, stand, pose, give in to abandon. Impudent within a nudity that seems self understood, they forcefully trigger not only the viewer's retina but also his or her dormant psychic fissures, as each in turn annihilate the stereotypes of manhood. ?Self-sufficient, they give in to nonchalance, to narcissism, to melancholy, to neurosis, to guiltless bliss.?The men of planet PHOSPHORUS appear to despise time and its constraints. Above all, they are there to be looked at.

Phosphorus is the ancient Greek word that signifies "he who bears light". Lucifer, in Latin. It was also, once, the name by which the planet Venus was known. Furthermore, it is one of the chemical elements necessary to the existence of life.

xxxx Konstantinos