My Analog Story by Stella Lydaki

One year has passed since I have decided to bring my film camera with me on my travels. I

remember two years ago when I started carrying both cameras, analog and digital, on my

shoulders. “Just in case", I thought, from fear of missing out. At first, such equipment turned

out being heavy. Physically and mentally heavy. Sometimes the landscape was too dark.

Sometimes I missed the autofocus function. Sometimes I was fearing to run out of pictures in

the middle of the Sahara desert, on a mountain in Norway or on a small island in Greece. For

sure, it wasn't that fun at times. 

Eventually, I realised the benefits of having 36 (or less) pictures only: it made me more

mindful. Looking closely at the details of the world around. Capturing them through a click. Or

just admiring with my vision made me calmer and especially more grounded. After a while I

trained myself to hear the messages that my higher self wanted me to capture; I have learnt

through my studies in phototherapy that all the pictures are displaying so many symbols &

messages that is up to us to find and reveal them.


Pillow Project by Stella Lydaki

I can not sleep wihout hugging a pillow. When I go on a trip and there is only one pillow, I prefer to hug it than put it under my head.

So many different types of pillows. I like the soft ones The ones that you can change the shape with your strenght of your hands. I like them because when I get angry or when I feel a bad energy inside me, I like to scream as loud as possible till my voice hurts and after throw it on the bed and nobody knows. Only the pillow.

Sometimes I pretend that the pillow is the one I love, when he is far away, and it gives me comfort to know that I am hugging him the whole night.

But most of the times I like to hug the pillow because it separates my two arms when I sleep on the side.

"Sometimes I hug the pillow because I miss you, other times because I like."