This project documents Europe’s four geographical edges – Gavdos (Greece), Finnmark (Norway), the Urals (Russia), and Sintra (Portugal) – in an attempt to examine the essence of European identity and the significance of international borders within it. The product of a two-and-half-year-long journey, Land Ends mixes testimony and narration through a personal perspective, a re-invention of travel and landscape photography, away from the post-card cliché or grand classic reportage. It points out that boundaries are, at times, fields of battle, as well as meeting points, between the familiar and the unknown, between our ‘home’ and the rest of the world.
It’s a search for borders and identity, a double portrait of these geographical spaces but also of their inhabitants. Fysakis sweeps us up in strange encounters, possible only at the villages and islands where people live at a cultural, geographical and national “in-between”. The clean frames and the empty landscapes reflect the wilderness and isolation, bound – this time – only by the lines of the horizon.