Friday, 9 November 2012

Hyde Park, Speaker's Corner. London, 1967


 Hyde Park is one of London's finest landscapes 
and covers over 350 acres. 
Since 1872, people have been allowed to speak at Speaker's Corner on any subject they want to. 
All photographs by Simos Tsapnidis, 1967.
Copyright Manolis Daloukas. 

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Donovan and friends at Portobello Market. London, 1967


Photographs by Simos Tsapnidis, 1967.
Copyright Manolis Daloukas.
Archive Simos 1967/51 . All photos in High Resolution.

Donovan and friends (the girl is probably Sue Lion) at the Portobello Market, in London.  The year is 1967 and the season is Spring, when Donovan worked on his album "A Gift from a Flower to a Garden".

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Greek ship ΚΟΡΙΝΘΙΑ. Marseille, 1957


Greek Ship ΚΟΡΙΝΘΙΑ in the port of Marseille, September of 1957.
Simos Tsapnidis and greek sailors.
The greek poet Nikos Kavadias (Νίκος Καββαδίας) was one of the sailors of the ship. 

BETTER BOOKZ. London, 1967

In the 1950s and 1960s, London underwent a cultural revolution, which altered forever the trajectory of contemporary art and gave rise to a radical re-formulation of artistic production. United in their distrust of culture, the emerging generation of post-war artists, poets and writers were searching for new ways of responding to their alienation from the previous generation and the smothering geopolitical anxiety of the cold war.
Many of these artists found each other while taking refuge at Tony Godwin's Charing Cross bookshop, Better Books. 

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Kårsdraget - Karnevalstaget. Stockholm, 1959



Kårsdraget (the student orchestra) and other students of Stockholm University, at the Karnevalstaget (Carnival) of 1959.
All photos by Simos Tsapnidis,1959.
Copyright Manolis Daloukas.
More photographs from this event in our database. All in High Resolution.

1st of May 1959. Stockholm, Sweden


All photos by Simos Tsapnidis, 1959
Copyright Manolis Daloukas.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Takis Vassilakis. Art exhibition, Paris, 1964.

Vassilakis Takis (born October 25, 1925) is an artist living in Greece. Adopted by France, his works can be found in many public locations in and around Paris.
Photograph by Simos Tsapnidis, 1964.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Greek Ship EURYMEDON and sailors. Hamburg, 1958



 The Greek ship EURYMEDON and some of the greek sailors. Hamburg.
Photographs by Simos Tsapnidis, April 12, 1958

Thursday, 20 September 2012

John Spartakos. Interview, 1999.



John Spartakos (Γιάννης Σπάρτακος) was one of the greatest musicians of Greece. His song “Greek Bolero” (Θα σε πάρω να φύγουμε), is the first greek song that became an international hit, 1944. John Spartakos talks with the journalist Manolis Daloukas, 1999.

The Flying Shack, headquarters of the Greek Existentialists. Athens, 1953.



 Flying Shack (Ιπτάμενη Παράγκα) was the name of the wooden house of Simos Tsapnidis (Σίμος Τσαπνίδης), leader of the Greek Existentialists. Here, hundreds of youths used to hang out, from 1953 to 1956. They formed an art group, deep in the heart ofAthens.



The group, involved theater, poetry, dance, visual arts and music. They danced and played a strange kind of music, a mixture of boogie and swing, but with improvisations, in a dada spirit.
Many traveling artists and political fugitives, found a refuge here.  Police termed the Flying Sack, a “home of orgies” and closed it, by 1955. Simos Tsapnidis, fled Greece, in 1956, and traveled all over Europe, for 20 years


Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Greek sailors. Hamburg, 1963.


Greek sailors  at the greek bar-restaurant "Greek Corner (ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΓΩΝΙΑ)", Hambourg, 1963.
Sailors dance to the rembetika and demotica (greek traditional )songs. A group of greek musicians, play the music.


All photographs by Simos Tsapnidis, 1963.






Lazy on a sunny afternoon.London, 1967

Lazy on a sunny afternoon. Photographs by Simos Tsapnidis, London, 1967






Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Mods outside the club Tiles. Bee Gees Live Performance,1967


Mods waiting for Bee Gees live performance, outside the historic club TILES, London.
Support group was The Tangerine Peel
All photographs by Simos Tsapnidis, 1967.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Amsterdam, 1958

All phtotographs by Simos Tsapnidis, 1958
Copyright Manolis Daloukas















Morka- Just Like Ann (Dorian Kokas).

Morka (Dorian Kokas, Michalis Orphanides, George Tambakopoulos, Antonis Bravos, Paul Papadeas and Pamela Leake) was one of the best groups of the psychedelic period in Greece (1970-73).
Leader of the group was Dorian Kokas.
All members were greeks, except Pamela, who fled England, after she finished school and traveled  to Greece, but then, she never went back

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Oslo, 1960.


Photographs by Simos Tsapnidis, 1960




Protests against the Vietnam War. London, 1967.


Protests against the Vietnam War.
Trafalgar Square. 
Photographs by Simos Tsapnidis, May of 1967 





Nikolas Asimos. Athens, 1983





 Nikolas Asimos (Νικόλας Άσιμος) (1949-1988) and crew at Kosmopolitan (summer theater), Athens, Greece. Asimos (the man with the white shirt) was the leader of the art group KROK, that flourished in Athens between 1976 and 1988.
 Krok primarily involved music, theater, visual arts, and poetry.
 The man with the cane, is Litis (Λήτης), a punk-rock  singer. Man with the guitar is Tolis Voultzatis, and the girl is Litsa Perraki).
A sound document of Asimos's live performance, is  Romios (The Greek), a song born out of Asimos's negative reaction to the horrors of some "greeks" (video at the bottom of the post) . 


Photographs by Manolis Daloukas, 1983











    Romios (Ο Ρωμιός)
    Live at summer theater Kosmopolitan, 1983.