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This man stopped me in my tracks. He simply presented himself as art. You can see street performers in Europe but this man was something else. The plinth is a stage, his belongings around him like a room set.
The actual image size is 75cm x 62cm presented within the 101.6cm x 76.2cm frame
Sophocles was born in 1961 in Chelsea – not the posh part but in a basement and delivered by his father. A fitting start to life for someone who comes from a long line of peasants. Having Greek-Cypriot parents and growing up in a Cypriot community, there were only a few career options open for a smart Cypriot lad: Doctor, Lawyer or Teacher. Once it had been established that the gene-pool he had inherited would not stretch to such dizzy heights, great words of wisdom were spoken by his father – ‘son, be a barber – everybody needs to have their haircut.’
Alas, the now established average Cypriot young man had become a Bouzouki player in a band playing at weddings and in the hashish dens of London. Ironically, this is where Sophocles developed his people skills so vital in social photography. The transition into photography was rapid and success followed quickly. The string of awards and qualifications he holds is proof of his passion for photography. So now his father and mother and the entire village back home are well pleased and thank God he gave up the Bouzouki playing – the night life was no life for a married man.
Sophocles has been lucky enough to have traveled the world with his assignments and during these trips he has finally compiled a collection of his own personal Fine Art Photography all available as Limited Edition Prints. Enjoy the collection.
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