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Abandoned Grecian Abode Photography

Alexis Vasilikos's Abandoned Home Photography Documents Crisis

— March 4, 2014 — Fashion
The abandoned home photography of Alexis Vasilikos immortalizes a precarious time for Greece. In the wake of the economic crisis, these well-to-do suburban homes have been discarded by their owners. Though the houses are practically brand new -- in fact, it is only the drawn shades that alert us to their possible abandonment -- there is something melancholy and despairing about them.

Vasilikos's images, titled 'The Greek Dream Real Estate,' provide a poignant commentary on the nations bankruptcy and the resulting toll it has had on their citizens.

He explains, “...The Northern suburbs is one of the most expensive areas of Athens, and to have a house in this area is a symbol of social status and has been middle class dream for decades. Now that the middle class in Greece is shrinking rapidly, it seems a good time to have a closer look at this dream, to see what it’s really made of.”
Trend Themes
1. Abandoned Home Real Estate - The photography of abandoned homes in Greece presents an opportunity for innovation in repurposing and recycling unused real estate.
2. Middle Class Struggles - The economic crisis in Greece highlights the need for innovation in middle class support and financial stability.
3. Art Documenting Social Issues - The photography of Alexis Vasilikos showcases an opportunity for using art to document and raise awareness about social and economic issues.
Industry Implications
1. Real Estate - The real estate industry can innovate by finding creative ways to repurpose and reuse unused properties in areas affected by economic crisis.
2. Financial Services - The financial services industry can innovate by providing support and resources for the middle class during times of economic crisis.
3. Art and Photography - The art and photography industry can innovate by using their platforms to showcase and raise awareness about social and economic issues facing communities around the world.
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