Yes, that’s “Lens” not Zen.
Then again, both terms can be said to accurately describe the talent behind this sublime collection of Mykonos images by Swiss photographer—and mystery novel fanatic—William Griffiths. William’s roots run deep in Mykonos and in these photographs he captures the essence of a place many think of as just one big 24/7 party venue.
Whenever I’m asked what makes Mykonos special I always say it’s the Mykonian people, for somehow, amid all the in-season bustle of their island, they manage to live their lives in keeping with traditional ways. But Griffiths reminds us that there is also a soul to the place separate and distinct from its people.
I’m grateful to my friend for allowing me to post his copyrighted photographs (all are now on notice) and to see much more of his work check out William Griffiths’ website, The Dream Lives On.
By the way, I thought of adding descriptions to the photographs, but decided it was better not to disturb this purely visual effort at giving you "a sense of place." My contribution this week was in selecting the photographs to post out of the hundreds I was given...and believe me it would have been simpler (and faster) to have written a novella than play photo editor. It ain't my skill set, folks.