Emotional Spectrum in Pictures: Framing "Kefi"


Photography isn't just about the visuals, technicalities or equipment. To be a photographer, you have to capture the unseen and the abstract. And when you do, you grow one step empathetic. Here we review Lomographs that straight out speak of human emotions.

How do you express overwhelming joy? When your heart and spirit is about to burst, you can't help but open your arms skywards, eyes closed and a bare-teeth grin. Sometimes, it's so much bliss that you can't help but laugh and giggle until it hurts. You are having so much fun, and in midst of your joy you can't help but love living.

The Greek word κεφι ( kefi) encapsulates this state of happiness perfectly.

Credits: whitelise, yokekei, japsix & bravebird

For the Greeks, "Kefi" refer to the joy, spirit, passion, happiness, triumph, mojo, excitement, feeling good, having fun, loving life. It's a word loaded with positivity, and it's just not enough to be able to define and describe the feeling. It's all at once. Some say they have the custom of sashing plates as an expression of kefi, but there are other outlets.

But the best of "kefi" is found when all things seem lost, and yet, life surprises you. It's when you're having a bad day, yet a neighbor hands you freshly picked flowers. It's when you had a bad day in school, but there's an empty swing at the park. The ride takes you high. It's the feeling of having such a bad week at the office, then heading over to the beach, letting your energy fly off the handle.

You dance and sing in the rain, you find every moment an opportunity to be happy. Whoever has 'kefi', surely leads a beautiful life.

Credits: aprilrich427, novotao, elvismartinezsmith, sunnycyl, sonjabean, renatamotteran & bccbarbosa

2017-12-15 #culture #emotiona-spectrum-in-pictures #kefi

One Comment

  1. fragakis_p
    fragakis_p ·

    this article made my "kefi"=it lifted my mood :)

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