Today we feature three photos by Greek photographer Lia Mageira.
It was a summer day in Kardamili, Southern Greece as we swam for a long time and came out tired on the deserted shore. We lay in the puddles and dreamed that we were the crew of Odysseus. Our boat was lost in the foaming waves and crashed into the rocks. When we awoke, we took two sticks like oars and set them upright in memory of our lost comrades. We no longer knew what was the dream and what was the truth.
We had just finished a visit to Alte Pinakothek in Munich, Germany, when I noticed the clouds through the window. It was a cold day. The building was the first museum in the world built with full advantage of sunlight. Even on that cloudy day, the light came through the large window.
The sun was setting on the island of Samos while I was walking in the forest. Pythagoras, the ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher (after whom the Pythagorean Theorem is named), was born in Samos. Through the trees, a golden light shone. I photographed it. I didn’t understand what happened inside the lens to form this perfect geometric shape. I thought that I found Harmony, as the Pythagorean philosophers taught it.