Georgia Gkotsi interviewed us about how our team started, our passion for the artistic swimming and our future goals.
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“It was a regular day in fairyland, when the mermaids dressed in all their finery, ruby red tails and emerald green scales and were captured diving into the milky white depths of their jungle bath.“
Photographer: Stella Giakoumatou
It was a regular day in fairyland, when the mermaids dressed in all their finery, ruby red tails and emerald green scales and were captured diving into the milky white depths of their jungle bath.
Their surreal bathroom, that feels like it came out of a young girl’s dream, was full of color, fantasy, flowers and greenery. This jungle habitat housed the luxury tub where fantastical creatures bathe and frolic like queens, without a care in the world.
The scene was set on multi-layered plastic wrap that covered the bathtub, giving it a utopic, endless sense of no boundaries. The flowers and the leave, created an atmosphere that was a cross between a mermaid world on the bottom of the ocean and Poison Ivy’s Lab.
The photo shoot for the Crystal Waters hotel on the island of Lefkada was one of the happiest moments that we spent working on projects for the Naiads. It lasted three days and each day was special in its own way.
The Crystal Waters hotel is outstanding, with large light-blue pools , state of the art facilities with an overall elegant aesthetic of simplicity and minimalism, echoing exactly Costas Spathis perspective and artistic expression. The hotel owners were kind, hospitable and generously, gave us carte blanche to innovate and create in their pools. The curved form of the pools, the total white seamless bottom, the perfectly shaped and placed sunbeds and Lefkada’s amazing sun, were the exotic canvas on when we were able to express our art..
It was our third collaboration, with Costas, but we believe it was the most significant one. We filled a pool with colorful inflatable toys of every kind and shape, fruit, leaves, ice cream, doughnuts, unicorns etz. and we used them to create beautiful art photography. But, our most powerful moment was when we tried to re-invent body forms and silhouettes.
We turned one pool completely milky white, so the only part of the body that was visible was anything above the surface. Because of the lack of transparency, the rest of the body under the surface felt like it had sunk into a white abyss. As the bodies moved, the silhouette formed and reformed new shapes. The multiplication of those shapes made thousands of breathtaking, beautiful possibilities of new forms.
Repetition, fluid forms and the innovating synthesis of sun-kissed brown bodies gave us a spectacular result.
Our work there got worldwide recognition. Some of the photographs went viral and were reposted by leader in contemporary art field.
Without realizing at the moment, the first step towards what we call “minimal synchro” had been taken.