digital collage photography

Fun & Dangerous

crazygirls

Having a little fun with my digital collages again. These crazy girls are having a recklessly good time!

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Ancient Busts/Αρχαίοι Προτομές

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Digital collage photograph

The original version of the above photograph didn’t appeal to me very much.   I took the photograph at a souvenir shop in Athens.  The colours were off due to the lighting from the store and the street. But, instead of deleting it I decided to make into a digital collage photograph. I made the handmade collage background, and then layered the photograph over it.

The result I think was much better 🙂

The Road Less Travelled/Το Δρόμο Λιγότερο Περπατημένο

Road Less Travelled

Digital collage by Angela Zafiris

She took the road less travelled..so let her be.

 “Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult – once we truly understand and accept it – then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.” The Road Less Travelled’ by Psychiatrist & Author Scott Peck

Words Were Never Spoken Part1

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The  inspiration for my latest photography experiment was a conversation that I had with someone years ago. This person told me  that  ‘words were never spoken’ and  if they had been spoken then happiness would have ensued. It had me thinking about the power of the spoken word and how they can either bind or destroy fragile relationships.

The Dream Died../Το όνειρο Πέθανε..

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Digital collage photograph by Angela Zafiris

“Most dreams die a slow death. They’re conceived in a moment of passion, with the prospect of endless possibility, but often languish and are not pursued with the same heartfelt intensity as when first born. Slowly, subtly, a dream becomes elusive and ephemeral. People who’ve lost their own dreams become pessimists and cynics. They feel like the time and devotion spent on chasing their dreams were wasted. The emotional scars last forever.”

Slave Τo Time/Σκλάβος Με Το Χρόνο

‘Slave To Time’ by Angela Zafiris
Handmade collage background with layered photographs of a mountain, tree branches and female statue in the foreground.

This is my first artwork for this blog in 2014.   I thought that it was fitting since the subject is about time and this is a new year, a new time. A time of reflecting on the year that has passed and making new resolutions.

Time seem to pass by so quickly.  We are always being made aware of the time that passes because time is everywhere. We wear the time on our wrists, we see the time on our television screens, computer screens and telephones. We are constantly told how valuable and precious it is.  We are told to never waste our time. It is considered a great sin to waste time. Time has to be well spent. No idleness, no daydreaming. Your time has to be productive every minute like a machine. My great-grandparents didn’t have the exact time. They followed the movement of the sun. They looked at the shadow on the ground and they knew what time it was, although not accurate to the minute, but accuracy wasn’t necessary back then. They were not panic-stricken by the passing of minutes as we are now so they moved at a slower pace. Today we are slaves to time . We consume so much of everything now and time will never be enough.