Lea Martin Abazoglou
Costume Designer Assistant
Make Up Artist
Anastasios Pappas Petridis
With the airport being more than a building, but ultimately a gate and a podium that promotes the place of arrival and deeply connects to the travel destination, it has to serve the purpose of going beyond its actual functionality as infrastructure. In that spirit, the images of it could only try to do the same: not depict the airport building itself, but rather go beyond it and connect to the notions of the place in order to inspire the feeling of actually being there.
We have gathered and attempted to capture some of the most characteristic elements of natural beauty of the island of Mykonos: The inevitable cycladic light it is famous for, washing with brilliance and warmth all that stands beneath the sun; the invigorating wind that activates, fills up spaces and gives full shape to everything in a frivolous choreography, giving Mykonos its name as island of the winds; and of course the clear, blue sky that stands as an unmistakable background to the island life and activity. Besides its natural gifts, a clear nod to the island’s heritage with the curvilinear & sculptural white undulating volumes is seen in the airport building, and blends with the vibrant contemporary culture of naked beauty in the liberated human bodies that let loose and express themselves in almost theatrical scenes.
Apart from connecting with notions of the place and representing the destination of Mykonos beyond the airport building through these three pillars, each of whom are reason enough to celebrate, the images aspire to be in their own right expressions of inherent beauty and interest as extraordinary as the island. Their ambition is to evoke strong emotion and memories of unique moments through abstract depictions of subjects of universal interest.