March 28, 2016 /
Baptism in front of the Lighthouse of Aegina
The beauty that emanates from a baptism held at one of Aegina’s remote chapels, aside from being photogenic, can also become contemplative and special when our emotions require it, or vibrant, lively and joyous when the people choose to make that a key element of the church sacrament.
The chapel of Agioi Apostoloi in Aegina, built right on the water with the Bouzas lighthouse as its neighbour and a view towards the sunset, is bathed in an unbelievably sensual awakening.
A baptism in Aegina, held by a family with multiple ties to the island (the Kritikos family) in such a setting, charges the atmosphere with even more vitality and creates a unifying naturalness that allows the summer to relax its presence and let the protagonists shine. The benevolent human creations of the past take a living and functional part in the sacrament, bringing joy to the master builder. On the Aegina mainland, trays are filled with treats and local pistachios, taking up a prominent place in the photographer’s framing of the baptism. Here are some of my favourite photographs of baptisms in Aegina.