‘Urban People’ by Polina Sarri

By on March 8, 2015

Polina-Sarri-double-exposure-portraitName: Polina Sarri
Hometown: Volos, Greece
Resides: Athens, Greece
Profession: Architect, Textile Designer, Editorial Director,...
Hobbies: Hipstography, Design, Swimming
Hipstographer since: 2011
Year of Birth: 1957

Favorite Combo:  Florence  +  Estrada 
Favorite Lens:  Lowy 
Favorite Film:  Robusta 
Favorite Flash: None

"As an architect, I am very sensitive to the deterioration of old buildings which have a strong identity and are part of a regional architectural heritage. In the center of Athens, where I live, this phenomenon is commonplace. I am surrounded by buildings, private as well as public, that are abandoned and left to deteriorate. In this portfolio, I tried to portray 8 young creative people - architects, graphic designers, industrial designers - who understand this problem and are part of a wider urban cultural awareness scheme.
I used Hipstamatic's double exposure feature, with which I immediately fell in love. Using 'lonely structures' consisting of buildings and grids, I came up with these random, solitary portraits. I chose to shoot this series of 'Urban People' with Florence/Robusta, a combo that I found very appropriate, because I believe it adds to the sad, aged feeling of decadence. Hoping that the contrast of creative youth and pathetic maturity will give us all food for thought."

Polina Sarri


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