The “light of the vespers; kindly light” constitutes an attempt to attribute the service of the evening prayer through the art of photography.
The service of the evening prayer possesses a discrete position in the heart of any greek orthodox, as it refers to memories from small country churches in the countryside, faraway monasteries, as well as evenings of great saint days’ eves or of the “festival of the village”.
During the service, the slender light of the candles, the oil candles and of the setting sun predispose for pray. This warm kind of light stars in the photos of the exhibition and attributes the actual and the sentimental atmosphere of the space.
The photographies follow one another just like the snapshots and the scenes that can come across with every votary, who sees the church from far distance, enters the temple, attends the service of the evening prayer, meets the priest, until his night pray and the dawning of the next day.
The photographies you are watching is the trip through the eyes of the votary, nevertheless, every picture is widely acceptable that includes symbolisms which you may recognize, without outside recommendations, according to your own experiences.
The exposition shines due to its doric air and austerity of the style and number of the photographies, aiming at the avoidance of some kind of “artistic verbosity”. Its aim is to make the spectator travel and excite thoughts and logical consequences, but also to “honour” in a way the service of the evening prayer, which contributes so much to the approach of the human to God, and which offers so much to the unsettled souls from the intense of the day, that chase-out calmness, rumination, pray as soon as the sun sets.