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May 15, 2009, 11:11:32 AM
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(Contains: violence/gore)
There is a certain area in Athens where it is not advised to walk alone
even in broad daylight. I "happened" to pass by that area on my motorbike, camera hanging from the neck...


Some people look for hell in religious books...
Some people look for paradise in their prayers...

Both are right here!
Beside us...in front of us!


The guy sitting on the left is holding the needle between his teeth
as he's tieing a band around his arm in order to find a vein and shoot
his heroin. A girl is sitting beside him already high.
The other 2 squatting guys are shooting at this very moment
and the hand in the right of the frame belongs to the fifth of the zombie company. The 6th guy, few meters away is watching for the cops who are soon to come.


see also: 1. One way ticket to Hell 3.The police comes 4.That was too close



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:iconpatrickmonnier:
Sad, but excellent pictures
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Aug 1, 2012   Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconsiddhartha19:
Wow. Its difficult to imagine capturing such a scene. Really well timed. I am none to critique a work of such brilliance.
How did you manage to shoot them though? Don't they create a problem regarding people watching them or taking pictures?
Nonetheless, sensational series, this one.
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:iconpier365:
Truly sad like the human can throw own life
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Oct 12, 2009   Photographer
:nod:
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:iconmolemol:
great shot in a technical, interesting and artistic way.

and: i am very calm now

thanks for your work!
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StamatisGR Sep 25, 2009   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconmartinasdf:
Great work, this takes balls!
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StamatisGR Sep 20, 2009   Photographer
:)
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:iconjgda9rs:
that's insane. you're lucky to get that shot unscathed. i wanted to shoot at an area similar to that as well, but couldn't. right when i got to that area they were already yelling at me. this is one of the reasons i wanna get a canon g7 (much smaller and i don't get mistaken for media, specially with my external flash lol). very lucky indeed mate. but i find it's not as strong as 'One way ticket to hell' perspective wise (relatively). but this one you can see the rubbish, the grime and the grit of the environment, which reflects the people and their habit. i can almost feel and smell it from here. like bruce gilden said, 'if you can smell the streets just by looking at the frame, it's a street photograph'.
well done mate. be more careful next time out! perhaps bring some big guys with you.
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