CM: Iannis Falkonis has photographed the famous Greek pop singer Sakis Rouvas (b. 1972) in the majority of his concerts at Rex, Fever, Lycabettus Theater, Roman Forum of Athens, Basketball Stadium of Thessaloniki and Old Castle of Corfu Island. Rouvas drew his attention, because by general consensus he had an impressive appearance and his performance on stage was amazing. Considering all contemporary Greek singers Rouvas was the one to appeal most to youth.
Here, Falkonis presents Sakis Rouvas at a live concert at the Rex in Athens in 2002. In this concert Rouvas appeared separately as well as together with Despina Vandi. It is a fact that the turn of the millennium was a period during which Rouvas was at the zenith of his career. At that moment in time his records were booming and he was generally considered to be the top contemporary Greek singer, both in terms of voice and appearance. Herewith Rouvas holds his hand up in a sexy pose. The headlights, as they cast their rays of light from above, create a sensation of apotheosis. According to the photographer, this is the best of the three hundred pozes he took. As the medium he used was analog, the photograph is solid without any intervention. There is a balance of warm and cold tonnes and the perspective depth intensifies the sense of the third dimension. The present picture adorned the cover of the calendar with photographs of Falkonis released by Paralos Publications in 2003.
[Megakles Rogakos 02/2008]
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time 2008 The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens