John Doukas Photography
After seeing this photo at the OC Fair, many have been asking me about the person in the photo.
I was in Athens, Greece, visiting and staying with my uncle. Part of his daily routine is going to a neighborhood hole-in-the-wall tavern. Tagging along with him several, I got to know the owners a bit who live above. Their daughter (in the pic) is there too after school. My uncle informed me they're gypsies and I was excited to finally meet gypsies. One day, her dad took me to his favorite monastery and shared with me a story about miracle that happened to his son. When we got back to the tavern, the little girl was there. She saw me with her dad and sat with us. She was shy, but after seeing a couple photos of her, she became friendly...and snap the photo. I sent her a print.
Months later, visiting again, she wanted to do a photo shoot with all her cousins and relatives...i even let her learn to use the camera. She gave me a fidget-spinner as a gift
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