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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Portrait of Konstantinos

This portrait of Konstantinos is an attempt to capture the essence of classical Greek beauty in contemporary Greece. Kostas is the son of Greek taverna owners with whom I have established a friendship over the past 15 years. When I first met him, Kostas was a child helping out his parents by waiting tables. As he grew to manhood, his classical good looks struck a chord. This image captures his transition from childhood to manhood and presents a Vermeer-like contemporary representation of ancient Greek male beauty.

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Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Molyvos, Greece
Copyright: © Michael Honegger