inspiration overload: photographer Stratis Vogiatzis’ Inner World…
Posted in interiors, photographers May 12th, 2010 by pia


“We are weighed down by our possessions.  The pursuit of modern values, consumerism and personal development in order to achieve happiness has isolated us from everything that is reflected in Stratis’ photos. Tranquility, simplicity, humbleness, no bragging or arrogance, emerge from Stratis’s photographic world, thus conveying to us a message, which is crystal clear.” Giorgos Pittas.

Photographer Stratis Vogiatzis’ book “Inner World” contains 54 images of inner spaces at the mastic villages of Chios, part of the beautiful Greek islands. I have tried to find out if this book is available to purchase but cannot find any further information about it except what is written here and here.  I am fascinated, intrigued, and immensely inspired by this project and feel a similitude to Stratis’ approach to photography.  I’m also incredibly moved by the colour in these spaces, and how layers of time are so evident, intensifying each shade.

There is a wonderful article about Stratis’ work on Yazter, right here. And although the images speak for themselves, I highly recommend you read this. It’s all wonderful, wonderful stuff.

(would you like to know how I came across these incredible images? Follow my path to here, then here, and finally here. Enjoy the wander!)

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20 Comments

  1. Nancy says

    Wow these pictures are amazing because of its feeling of simplicity and serenity.

    Wonderful, thank you for sharing!

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  2. Yvette says

    oh wow!
    love that kitchen…can I have it?

    May 12th, 2010 | #

  3. woolf says

    once again, thank you for picking up and sharing such intense emotion. :)

    May 12th, 2010 | #

  4. Melissa says

    Wanders are a wonderful thing! Following this wander led me to the Mady Dooijes shop, were I just bought some lovely goodies! :)

    May 12th, 2010 | #

  5. la vie says

    Thank you for sharing the photos of Stratis! I am proud of my Greek origin!

    May 12th, 2010 | #

  6. Riley says

    Absolutely stunning!

    May 12th, 2010 | #

  7. Andrea says

    Wonderful, thank you for sharing!

    May 12th, 2010 | #

  8. Color Collective says

    Gorgeous!!

    May 12th, 2010 | #

  9. linda dacey says

    Working as an artist and antique dealer in France I just have to say these images are sublime! I used to find lots of beautiful time worn decorative items and furniture here but nowadays cost is prohibitive… I feel inspired! and thanks for your book x

    May 12th, 2010 | #

  10. Teacher Teacher says

    A friend of mine says, “You own nothing – it all owns you.” I can relate. As I dry to dejunk and declutter my life, I realize how much I use my possessions as a security blanket which, if I’m not careful, can turn into a heavy burden. I just need to remember that things do not = happiness. It is time for me to get back to basics. Thank you for these images and your words that have motivated me in this direction.

    May 12th, 2010 | #

  11. Teacher Teacher says

    Oh good heavens – sorry about the typo. My ‘dry,’ as all of you intelligent readers will have surmised, should have read ‘try.’

    May 12th, 2010 | #

  12. Christine says

    I love these. The colors are so beautiful. Thanks for introducing me to him!

    May 12th, 2010 | #

  13. katiecrackernuts says

    Ay yi yi, more little prompts that I need to get me a ticket to Greece. Look at that map, Pia. And those feathers.

    May 13th, 2010 | #

  14. Brooke says

    Wow. I hope this is still in print somewhere.

    May 13th, 2010 | #

  15. Christina Diaz says

    I am entranced by the walls…they tell so much. The colors in the third picture blew me away!

    May 13th, 2010 | #

  16. Ivette says

    Oh I love the one with the peacock feathers against the wall and that buttery colored door…so beautiful. Great post!

    May 13th, 2010 | #

  17. sammy & glenn says

    beautiful images – do let us know if you find out where to buy the book and we’ll do the same if we find out .. we’d love to buy it.

    May 13th, 2010 | #

  18. Krista says

    Wow, absolutely stunning. They make me feel peaceful and inspired all at the same time. Wow.

    May 13th, 2010 | #

  19. elsa says

    love this collection- so simple, stunning & stimulating

    May 15th, 2010 | #

  20. stergios says

    love this with the greek flag …..and this one with the maps’ collection

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