Architectural Photography of Ayios Sozomenos

The blog of Simon Kennedy, Architectural Photographer based in London.

Architectural Photography of Ayios Sozomenos, close to Nicosia, Cyprus.

This village was destroyed during the Turkish-Cypriot/Greek-Cypriot conflicts during the 1960’s that lead to the partitioning of the island. A very strange, affecting and eerie place, if interested you can read the Time magazine report of this battle here: … 34,00.html

I have photographed here a number of times. It is as beautiful as it is unsettling.

I used a large format camera, the Toyo VX125b, Rodenstock 135mm f 5.6 Apo-Sironar-S, Schneider 72mm f/5.6 Super-Angulon XL lenses. Film was Fuji Pro 160NS.


001 Ayios Sozomenos:



002 Architectural photography in Cyprus:



003 Interior of one of the abandoned buildings:



004 Photography of the destroyed facde:



005 Dusk view of the large house:



006 Interior architectural photography:


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