Florian Innerkofler: Greek Summer

Addicted Art Gallery
3 min readApr 29, 2023

Florian Innerkofler’s latest photo series Greek Summer is an ode to the stunning island of Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, and the birthplace of Europe’s first advanced civilization, the Minoans.

This series captures the ruggedness, dryness, and harshness of the island, contrasted with the softness, beauty, and sensuality of the female form.

Florian’s memories of his trip to Crete come to life, with each colour evoking a particular emotion, and every photo narrating a unique story.

The series’ opening piece, “Island Curves,” showcases a dry stone beach, a winding road, and a bohemian female beauty covered in an abstract version of the Greek flag, inviting viewers to visit this magnificent island and bring a piece of it back home.

In the words of the artist…

“Crete always fascinated me. Being the biggest of the Greek Islands and the centre of Europe’s first advanced civilisation, the Minoans, around 2000BC, I was always drawn to this historic land.

“What a beauty! The land, the high majestic mountain ranges forming deep gorges, rivers and the most secluded bays which open up to the vast salty ocean.

“When visiting the island years back, we were circling the western half by motorcycle and experienced the ruggedness of this historic island. There were no maps, plan, or destination, only our curiosity to explore, create and capture unforgettable moments where the island’s roughness, dryness, and harshness stands in hard contrast to the beauty and softness of the female body.

“This series is summed up by; sun, heat, salty skin and sensuality, along with the cool reset of diving into the Mediterranean Sea.

Get ready to immerse yourself in a stunning array of captivating visuals that will take your breath away.

ISLAND CURVES, Crete, Greece, 2023

COOL OFF, Crete, Greece, 2023

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