Apostolis Lempesis is a photographer and videographer based in Athens, Greece. ‘Being obsessed with the beauty of cinematic art form since my teenage years, I decided to study filmmaking. Through the process of studying the technics and meanings of the moving picture and the elements within a frame, from someone’s expression to the orchestrated use of light and shadow, I fell in love with still images and photography as well, finding one more way to express myself through art. I am used to experiment with different kinds of photography, trying to put in every image – regardless of the concept and the subject – aesthetic elements I have a particular affection for; from the use of shadows in German Expressionism and Film Noir, to my love for BDSM and 80s Gothic culture.’

Today’s series Die Körper (Bodies) is a series of portraits in which we encounter the progression of our relationship with parts of ourselves which are dark, crooked or generally bad.

Starting by embracing a different person in the mirror, who’s resemblance to ours is still small but adequate enough for someone to feel at home, we move on to changing places as we identify with the other person more and more, stepping in its own shoes. The encounter slowly leads to an inevitable entrapment, and now, our self – looking even more like us, is examining its counterpart. Now, both of us, looking more like a big mass of flesh in bondage.

If we parted ourselves again, if we escaped, if we wear marks of our entrapment and pain and try to live with these or if we came to love this state of ours, remains unknown.

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Still can't tell exactly my origins because of my Chinese eyes. Hate fish roe. From the bottom of my heart.