1 Monastery - Holy Monastery of Agia Triada of Jagarolon
1 monk - Father Symeon
1 small painting
1 Oscar for the best camera in "Alexis Sorbas"
1 english woman
All together a very long story. In a nutshell: I have visited the Agia Triada monastery many times. A place of rest and inner retreat. Especially in the early morning, because soon the first buses arrive.
In 2013, after numerous visits to the monastery, I met Father Symeon. In silence and with a very peaceful charisma he sat at the entrance of the monastery. I did not want to bother him and didn't ask for a photo, but then he turns to me and so I asked with a gesture to my small travel camera, if I could take a picture of him. He nodded friendly. After taking the picture, I thanked him - he waved me over. Somewhere out of his monk's robe he pulled out a small drawing and indicated that he wanted to give it to me. I was very surprised - I take a picture of him and he gives me a drawing. It was a touching moment with great power. On the back of the drawing was a Greek text that I could not read at first - "Father Symeon" and a number that I interpreted as a telephone number (and later dialed). This is the beginning of a long story, the course of which I then sat in the archway of the monastery one morning later with apple wedges and a schnapps in silence with Father Symeon.
I took pictures of the cats, the many cats that live in the monastery and are fed by the monks.
From the series "The Monk and his Cats"
All works of this series:
Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag 310 g/m²