In « Intermediate Zones » Maria Hryssikou photographs with the ever-popular panoramic throwaway. The vertical frames with which she initially crops the view of the landscape, come together at the printing stage. Her choice of scenes and the way in which the pictures are assembled suggest a strange wandering of the eye over the landscape. The images are usually of obscure provincial roads; insignificant landscapes like those that stretch out on our way to some non-specific destination; landscapes (literally) ftom the edge of the road.
Based on the same idea, comes the second part, which deals with images drawn from the Aegean seas at winter, where the skys are heavy with dark clouds and stormy seas. Its about a landscape where the human absence and desertion is strongly felt. Hryssikou wanders through the landscape proposing a very different image than that projected by Greek post cards.