Pictures From A Greek Island: Photographed by Jordan Blakesley

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I initially visited Symi island in September 1998. It was my first experience of Greece. It was also my first experience of being on a small remote island. By 2003 I had moved there with my partner and for the last 12 years have been obsessively photographing its unique character and natural beauty. The following images are just a few that have inspired me to stop, pause and take a picture. Shot mainly in black and white they are timeless like their subject.
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About the author

Jordan Blakesley is a British Graphic Designer and Photographer. Living for most of the year on the Greek island of Symi, he enjoys capturing day to day life of his surroundings.

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SymiArt
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Published on
Nov 30, 2014
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Pages
55
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English
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Genres
Photography / Individual Photographers / General
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