Vasiliki Stamou

Vasiliki Stamou

LIFE IS LIKE A CIRCUS. THE MAGIC OF JOY AND DREAMS. A RAINBOW OF CONTRAST. THE EXPRESSION OF EMOTIONS. THE LIGHTS ON. BEHIND THE SCENES. HUMANS ARE THE ONLY BEGINNING AND END.

In this project my purpose is to approach the people who live and work in the circus. I had always wondered what their lives were like and it all seemed surreal in my eyes. I was fascinated by their "nomadic" lifestyle, their constant moving from city to city and their everyday life. What kind of people are they really? It overwhelms me! They indeed have special abilities, but only on the stage. Their lives are no different from ours, their microcosm reflects real life. When they step on stage they leave their problems and identity aside. All they want is to make people believe that the magic of the circus is real. As Oscar Wilde put it, "A man is less himself when he speaks as himself. Give him a mask and he’ll tell you the truth." Without their audience these people are nothing and without them we can’t dream.

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Corey J. Isenor

Corey J. Isenor

Jeff Kauffman

Jeff Kauffman

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