Woodkids – An exhibition by Evan Maragkoudakis

 

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”
― Franz Kafka

One could unarguably state that the streets hide more dangers than they hide beauty. It would take a madman to only extract the beauty from the unending pavement and concrete, the lack of natural traits and the excess amount of chaotic waveforms, yet there is a group of people who praise the pavement as their own land. Skateboarders.

“Woodkids” focuses on the characters and the surroundings that make up the Athenian skateboarding scene. There is no guide for interpreting these photographs. Skateboarding has no rules thus neither do these images. “Woodkids” documents the moments and the surroundings of the modern day street nomads, rattling in the Athenian asphalt. No role models, no rules, no schedule, no mentors.