Hotel Girl, is a photo series that has been inspired by the bizarre metaphysical sense that you get from places that you feel that they are haunted with many different sentiments and feelings, of people that have lived there in the past.
That was exactly the sense I got from the rooms of this hotel when I first visited it. This feeling, and the fact that I wanted to explore the female sexual exploitation throughout the years, led me to create this strange fictional character of a Call Girl that “haunts” and “exists” unaffected by the time, as a ghost, in this hotel, from 1949 up to today.
About Ari Bafalouka
Ari Bafalouka is a film director and photographer, from Athens. Having graduated from the Hellenic Film and TV School, he studied in the UK on a Greek Film Centre scholarship, receiving an MA in Film & TV Direction and Screenwriting from the Northern Media School. He lives in Paris and works mostly in Europe. His films have been awarded in international film festivals and distributed in many countries. His photos have been presented to galeries and Art Expos in USA, France, and Greece. In 2020, he has been honoured from the Annual Photo Awards for his photo series “METESTHISIS”. Ari uses photography as a vehicle to combine its passion for fictional visual & cinematic storytelling and his exploration to human psychology and feelings. He uses the space and the light, as a form to express human loneliness, casualty, grief, isolation, despair and the need for tenderness and passion.