Killing him softly : velvet vandalism on Kyjov’s Lenin statue

“Go and look for the dejected once proud Idol remembered in stone aloud Then on coins his face was mirrored Take a look it soon hath slithered To a fractured marble slab, renunciation clad His nourishment extract from his subjects That mass production profile” Bauhaus – God in an Alcove (1980) Eodem Tempore – at… Read More

The eagle dance of Zeybekiko : an expression of the Greek soul

The unique, soulful Greek dance called Zeybekiko is steeped in folk tradition, has no specified steps or moves, and yet captures the essence of Greek character. I attempt to explain what it’s all about. I was recently invited to capture my nephew’s christening in photography. Christenings, weddings and other family gatherings are important social happenings… Read More

Tubular Monuments : the strange allure of basic geometric shapes

“What the fuck are they gonna do with all these tubes? What the hell do they need all these tubes for? Should we perhaps carry the oceans inside all these tubes?” from the song Tubes by Lost Bodies *You’re welcome to expand this article by submitting your photo and description to explore@explorabilia.co.uk   Let there be… Read More

The Garden of Forgotten Delights : a graveyard for Bulgaria’s old Soviet monuments.

In the outskirts of Sofia, where I found myself one October, there’s a somewhat secret garden where the state of Bulgaria is hiding away the past. The Museum of Socialist Art is a sombre, poignant affair, tucked away among modern office buildings and the token concrete abandoned factories. It’s a museum dedicated to exiled communist… Read More