All my life, I have been “on fire” burn that witch

Video and photos Panagiotis Kadigkos

I'm not your lover
I'm not your saint
I'm not your baby
The bitch to blame
I'm not your honey
I'm not your doll
I'm the one who dies in the fire of love
I wanna burn in the fire of love, alright
I wanna burn in the fire of love tonight
Fire of Love ,Jesse Jo Stark

They judge me like a picture book

By the colors, like they forgot to read

I think we’re like fire and water

I think we’re like the wind and sea

You’re burnin’ up, I’m coolin’ down

You’re up, I’m down

You’re blind, I see

Lana Del Ray ,Brooklyn Baby

Light of my life , Fire of my loins

Images Panagiotis Kadigkos

Watch out, you might get what you're after
Cool babies, strange but not a stranger
I'm an ordinary guy
Burning down the house
Hold tight, wait 'til the party's over
Hold tight, we're in for nasty weather
There has, got to be a way
Burning down the house
Burning Down the House , Talking Heads

Girl, girl, girl, girl
You gonna set me on fire
My brain is flaming
I don’t know which way to go

“As if you were on fire from within.

The moon lives in the lining of your skin.”

Pablo Neruda

My love she speaks like silence,
Without ideals or violence,
She doesn’t have to say she’s faithful,
Yet she’s true, like ice, like fire.
People carry roses,
Make promises by the hours,
My love she laughs like the flowers,
Valentines can’t buy her.

Bob Dylan , Love minus zero

Photos Panagiotis Kadigkos
Burn the witch
Burn the witch
We know where you live
Red crosses on wooden doors
And if you float you burn
Loose talk around tables
Abandon all reason
Avoid all eye contact
Do not react
Shoot the messengers

Burn The Witch , Radiohead

Just to make it clear we didn’t light the fire to do the photoshooting ,we just took advantage of it .Waiting for your feedback .

Eleni Kadigkou Xx

in which era do you prefer to have lived ?

“A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty ” ,

Rudyard Kipling

Photo credits Panagiotis Kadigkos

My response to the question of the title is the era we are going through ; but I am fortunate to have the opportunity to transform ,through the photo shootings we provide with my collaborator , cousin and photographer , into characters of all times .

We are on the firsts days of the general Lockdown , happened on the November , in our country Greece and we have just reunite with my collaborator . Starting discussing about what we should shoot next and he proposed to depict a classical painting . Then the idea pop-uped in my brain , did a quick research and a Lavinia’s Fontana painting caught my attention .

Her pale face and her red hair resembling to mine were the crucial element in order to end up with this choice , but her posture and sight were flaunted dominance and certainty of a woman living around the 16th century , so I wanted to empower women of all the eras .

The idea immediately adjusted to our project and soon we were addressing the clothes , the hair and the whole scenery .

The painting responds to the art movement of mannerism ,also known as a Late Renaissance ,a style which emerged in the later years of High Renaissance , around the 1520 till the end of the 16th century in Italy .Notable names to be mentioned ,except Lavinia Fontana ,are El Greco and Giuseppe Arcimboldo .The colour pallet of the artwork is much brighter than our final result , firstly because of the light and the scenery that was available that time and secondly our version is according to our aesthetics .

Nevertheless , the painting was the trigger point for accomplishing this shooting and pay homage to women of the past ,of the present and the future .Something similar did the Museo del Prado the past October , in the context of the celebration of its Bicentenary , presented an exhibition called “A Tale of Two Women Painters: Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana” honouring the female artists of the second half of 16th century .Lavinia is considered to be the first professional female artist while Sofonisba was born to an aristocratic family and she never received fee for her services .

To sum it , up we gave a twist on a late renaissance painting ,but what I would like you to keep is that women were never the fairer sex . Women are strong by their nature , they have opinion ,they are political , sentimental ,creative ,innovators ; you can distinguish it by their imposing presence and their sight , by the way they think and act .

Eleni Kadigkou Xx

Photographer : Panagiotis Kadigkos

Model : Eleni Kadigkou

Featuring Shirt : Rococo