Algis Kemezys

Algis Kemezys
Ste Adele, Québec, Canada
June 28
Internationally exhibited Photographer/Documentary filmmaker, Sculptor, Dowser, Scrabble enthusiast, Geomancer, Iatromant, gourmet chef


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JULY 2, 2012 11:08AM

Remembering Ivan Karp (1926-2012)

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                 Ivan Karp as I saw him @ OK Harris in 1984                      &nRead full post »

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MAY 1, 2012 8:08AM

Turkish Memories and the Journey Home

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 It has been an amazing and wonderful winter on the Aegean, and this photographic love-letter to it is my farewell. Starting with this mother-daughter combo in the therapeutic red- thermal waters in Pamukkale.
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APRIL 12, 2012 3:07AM

Ephesus: A Passage through Time

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           Ephesus (Ephesos; Efes) is arguably the most famous and most significant ancient site of the Mediterranean world, with a history that spans Greece, Rome, Byzantium and the Ottoman Empire. Once a city of a quarter million souls, this five-thousand yearRead full post »

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MARCH 8, 2012 8:49AM

Lunching out in a Turkish Village

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        I met Güler Bener at a book-signing/lecture that my buddy Byron Ayanoglu recently gave in Bodrum for the translation of his book Crete on the Half Shell (Istiridye Üstü Girit in Turkish). The lovely lady, a long-time resident of Bitez's ARead full post »

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FEBRUARY 23, 2012 6:38AM

The Origin of Life

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In the beginning there was only slime.

It oozed green from the bowels of the earth, bubbling forth, 

celestial song heralding the moment


Please  start over  & watch  with this music for full effect. 


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FEBRUARY 9, 2012 3:18AM

Beauty and the Pricks

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      Cactus bristles with exuberant beauty, color, enchantment and a menacing covering of thorns, very much like life itself in these troubled times. Unlike other flowering thorny-plants, including the rose, the cactus offers no solace, no fragrance, no friendlinessRead full post »

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JANUARY 26, 2012 8:48AM

She Shows Sea-Shells by the Sea Shore


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Museum specialist Sema Sagat had a very bright idea for a new showcase of one of the delights of Bodrum, Turkey. Working with the maritime traditions of this timeless Aegean port 

—famous since antiquity when it was known as Halicarnasus, birthplace of Herodotus, the fRead full post »

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JANUARY 10, 2012 6:28AM

My View of Bitez Bay

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The view from my second story window gives me an eyeful of Bitez Bay on the south-eastern Aegean coast of Turkey. I usually check it out to see if the bay is calm or somewhat wavy. If the conditions are right I hop down to theRead full post »

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DECEMBER 2, 2011 2:22AM

Time-Traveling with Ilia


 "The early bird gets the worm," goes the old saying, and my day begins with my red-breasted sparrow, whom I have nicknamed Chookey (a cutesy name for a very cute customer) who comes to visit me every morning in Aegina, looking for the crumbs of cake I scatter hisRead full post »

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NOVEMBER 18, 2011 5:18AM

Dealing with Kildare


Be careful what you wish for because you just never know if you will get it. I, for instance, have been the traveling friend of both tame and untamed cats and dogs. I have always enjoyed Greece and Turkey for this very reason because sooner or later IRead full post »

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NOVEMBER 10, 2011 6:28AM

The Sacred Geometry of Aphaia

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  Two handfuls of upright, semi-stable columns; a nave carved from time-polished marble; vandalized metopes that long ago lost their priceless sculptures to an unworthy German museum; this is the Temple of Aphaia anchored on an Aeginian hill overlooking the aquamarine waters of the Saro

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NOVEMBER 4, 2011 9:02AM

Discovering Aegina

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I travel to the Mediterranean for another winter of self-discovery in the birthplace of self-discovery. These days of Greek financial disaster, continuous general strikes, enormous discontent, justifiable panic and ever-present uncertainty, getting where you want to get to in this country isRead full post »

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 12:08AM


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as I peer at the sun,

eyes dazzled by a larger-than-life gold & orange

that obviates melancholy


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black heart

a telling sign,

as petals evanesce and fly off into

endless sunshine




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AUGUST 26, 2011 8:48AM

India from the Holy Cows' POV






East Rajasthan




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AUGUST 5, 2011 12:08AM

A Paradisiacal Staycation

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 Photography is a matter of measure. When the interrelated elements of the image are correct we capture time, spirit and place in an unforgettable moment that stays with us a lifetime.

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JULY 18, 2011 12:05AM

a C00ling summer HeatWaVe




Tall grasses sizzle in the sun,


against the baby-blue, the pillowy clouds






Water Effect





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JUNE 9, 2011 12:25AM

Montreal Cemetery Prayers

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When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me, 
speaking words of wisdom, let it be. 




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MAY 26, 2011 12:00AM

The Werewolf of Loup Garou


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There is a road leading into the mountain in the Laurentians, about an hour north of Montréal, called Loup Garou. This translates as Werewolf. Being an X-Filer even before there was X- Files, I naturally set out to figure out the basis of this name. (There are no base… Read full post »

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MAY 13, 2011 12:38AM

Pareidolias in Akrata's Olive Orchards

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There are faces on the trunks of olive trees

because olive trees are alive

they are life, they are the life-giver

I am all alone in the orchard

all their attention is on me



 akrata Greece Olive Trees Pareidolia Faces Spirits Morphogenic




BELOW: Music to watch these images with. 

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MAY 3, 2011 2:08AM

Spring in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery


      With so much death and so little to look forward to, our victories pale in comparison to the regenerative nature of Springtime. Here's looking to a future where the best memories are still written in stone, gracing the landscape; hope of  a distant heaven our onRead full post »

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APRIL 1, 2011 6:18AM

Aphrodisias is Love

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I come to Aphrodisias to find Aphrodite

to find love to find beauty to visit

the great lady

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A goddess of the first order

a sister of Zeus, the mother of us all

with thunderbolts




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MARCH 25, 2011 4:08AM

Pamukkale -- The Cotton Castle

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Pamukkale is Turkish for “Cotton Castle” and refers to an otherworldly geological miracle in the heartland of Anatolia, a world-heritage site that is visited by millions of tourists annually. It is a cascading sequence of snow-white calcium-deposit —travertine&mRead full post »

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MARCH 18, 2011 6:38AM

Finding ancient Mosaics amongst the ruins of Bitez

         dd2  Mosaics were the original form of Pointillism.

I met a gentleman on the beach the other day and we were talking about progress and how everything has changed yet again over the last thirty years mostly in terms of housing. He was telling me th… Read full post »

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MARCH 14, 2011 4:18AM

Four-Leafed Clovers for Japan  

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  During this St-Patrick's week I have been searching for four-leafed clovers trying to bring good-luck to  the people of Japan in their troubled times. I was somehow hoping I could prevent a total meltdown of their nuclear reactors and stop the fall out or anything else castasRead full post »

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MARCH 7, 2011 2:38AM

Turkish Photographic Memories


medusa A young girl and the original  "babe" Medusa in Didyma 


Turkey is finally ready for its close-ups. In the past, in its glory days as the epicenter of two successive empires (the Byzantine and the Ottoman), it had been on the front-burner of world-dominance for moRead full post »