First and very preliminary version of the photographic diary from a travel to Rhodos Island ( Aegean Sea, Greece ) in Autumn 2018. Planning the journey, do research, travel, take the pictures, develop and scan the film and then tell the story of the journey ...  going through the various iterations of the ZiNE Design Process ...
Street of the Knights of Rhodes, ZeroImage Pinhole Camera

The street of the Knights (Odós Ippotón) is one of the highlights of the Medieval Town of Rhodos

I also made a short video using the primary film material and some self composed music trucks to tell my story ...

Here are preliminary spreads from the  Travel to Rhodos ... the challendge of ordering images taken with 3 different cameras ( 35mm, 6x6 and pinhole - Nikon FM2, Mamiya C330 and ZeroImage 612 ) on 3 different  places  in a kind of storyline ...

Rhodos Island, Greece - The medieval Town

The island of Rhodes is at a crossroads between Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. This has given the city and the island many different identities, cultures, architectures, and languages over its long history. Its position in major sea routes has given Rhodes a very rich history. The island has been inhabited since about 4000 BC ( Neolithic Period ). 

In medieval times, Rhodes was an important Byzantine trading post, as also a crossroads for ships sailing between Constantinople and Alexandria. 

The Knights Hospitallers captured and established their headquarters on Rhodes when they left Cyprus[6][7] after the persecution of the Knights Templar in 1307. Pope Clement V confirmed the Hospitallers possession of the Island in 1309. The Knights remained on the Island for the next two centuries.

In 1444, the Mamluk fleet of Egypt laid a siege to Rhodes, but the Knights aided by the Burgundian naval commander Geoffroy de Thoisy beat off the Muslim attack. - Wikipedia 

Rhodes Island, Port Entrance

Entrance to the medieval town, NIKON FM2 Nikkor 28mm PC, Maco Eagle 400S expired

RHODOS, Medieval town

RHODOS, Medieval Fortification, Pinhole ( ZeroImage 612 )

The Medieval Fortification

The fortifications of the town of Rhodes are shaped like a defensive crescent around the medieval town and consist mostly in a modern fortification composed of a huge wall made of an embankment encased in stone, equipped with scarp, bastions, moat, counterscarp and glacis. The portion of fortifications facing the harbour is instead composed of a crenellated wall. On the moles towers and defensive forts are found.

They were built by the Knights Hospitaller of Saint John by enhancing the existing Byzantine walls starting from 1309, the year in which they took possession of the island after a three-year struggle.

Street of the Knights of Rhodes, ZeroImage Pinhole Camera

The Old Town 

The Old Town - ZeroImage 612 ( 6x6 ), Pinhole Camera

Rhodos Old Town, Nikon FM2


LINDOS, Mamiya C330

Lindos view from the Akropolis. Nikon FM2
Lindos, Views

Behing the scenes / Personal and Impressions ... 

there are tourist everywhere!

The Shadow ... 

It was also a journey with my family ... 

Good bye Hellas! We would be back ... 

flying back over Levitha Island ( Aegean Sea, Greece )


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