Interview: Stelios Kallinikou

The Cypriot photographer on the cyclical flow of creativity and balancing artistic and commercial work

by Emily Millett Inside the stark walls of Penindaplinena Gallery in Cyprus, beautiful people flit from one exhibit to another, while outside on the damp pavement, others balance cigarettes and glasses of wine. Standing confidently between the two worlds colliding in his honor is Cyprus-born Stelios Kallinikou. Having already found his feet in fashion photography, Kallinikou has now stepped across the line between commercial and …

Word of Mouth: Nicosia

Tap into the humming art and café scene bubbling up from Cyprus' ancient capital

by Emily Millett While the newly appointed government of Cyprus struggles to save the island’s economy with another bailout plan with the EU, deep in the heart of the tiny capital of Nicosia, a pulse still beats loud and strong. Pounding to the rhythm of determined non-conformity and anti-establishment nonchalance, this energy fuels the campaign for urban revitalization and cultural evolution, helping to make Nicosia …