Sakis Dazanis's statement
Bad Egg is a series of images I collect the last years thru my repetitive visits at an old nitrogen fertilizers factory outside Ptolemaida, a town in Northern Greece.
Driving his car still recall my father’s voice “Close the windows quickly!” as we were approaching the area with the disgusting odor. The reaction of ammonia with other chemical elements gives hydrogen sulphide thus the rotten egg smell.
Plant finally closed in 1996. Back in 2011 started to take my first images from the area. Everything was as Bechers’ Typologies described. But there was something more than that.
Decay was so obvious to my eyes as it was then to my nose during childhood. With dust and wild plant vegetation together it was as if they had absorbed all the bad smell and transformed it into inspirational images evoking a strong feeling of appropriation and tranquility.