panos skoulidas – heat advisory

A fan against intense heat for a heart patient... no air conditioning in apartment - SA Texas

Or a few minutes in the swimming pool is ok as long as he stays protected by the sun, 110F - SA Texas 2011


Panos Skoulidas

Heat Advisory


The US drought of 2011 will go down in history as one of the most severe natural disasters in decades. Beyond the financial impacts to farmers and ranchers, there is also a more far reaching impact to the overall quality of life to the inhabitants of the affected regions. As temperatures soar to over 100 degrees day after day for months on end, daily tasks become physical dares made between yourself and the heat. Pets, children, even the young and healthy struggle.

Shane Azar is 43. He is not healthy. Diabetic, overweight and recovering from recent open heart surgery, Shane has become a prisoner to the heat. Doctors have advised him to avoid the scorching sun because of potentially fatal reactions with his medications. His world is limited to the bed, a treasured fan, and a 5 minute daily dip in the pool in an effort to preserve his sanity.


218 Responses to “panos skoulidas – heat advisory”

  • very COOL :) assignment!

  • John…

    I’m sure you’ll find a RoadTrip inspiring. Of course the typical suggestion would be to advice you to find something interesting whilst going through all that boring clinic shit…but as you damn well know it’s quite enough just being there without adding more complications with a camera.

  • Erica, i appreciate your comment so much..thank u very very much…
    btw, i still hope for a print for Burn-ED Garden exhibition,- if u have the time-, coz i know you guys (You and ANDREW Sullivan are very very busy and thats AWESOME..
    (Andrew S, if u read this , i didnt forget u..wish i could twist your arm (both of you guys) and receive a print!
    Again, either way, big hug, one love…!

  • hey there – I’m a bit out of the loop re garden exhibit, whatwhenwhere? and yes am stupid busy but not w Andrew – we finished our collab workshop in May, and tho he may be stupid busy elsewhere :) our collaboration is just in the workshops, the develop bag, and workload, I’m afraid, is my own.

  • Panos- Thanks for the arm twist! I’ve been planning to send you a print for a couple of weeks, but now I’ll put it in the mail for you next week. Looking forward to hearing all about this endeavor. Love the idea!

    Hope you’re well,

  • Erica , Andrew,!
    as we say in LA: “awesoooooooooooome!”

    LET ME REPEAT , INFO , ONCE AGAIN (i know i know im asking too much! love u guys..stay busy!)

    ok, ALL, i have a big ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE!

    panos skoulidas

    August 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    time to showcase not only to the world our work but also to prove ourselves that we can deliver when needed , fast fast fast…

    panos skoulidas

    August 5, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    ok let me cut through the chase here….we are talking about a big HUGE BURN EXHIBITION! DAVID already started this long time ago..nothing new not an innovator i know, i know…but follow me please for a second and you might like my idea…

    Well as any photog im always looking places, galleries, cities, countries exhibit and showcase work..even sell (i know y’all laughing on the sales part)..

    Anyway CHECK THIS OUT…. i found a venue…A great gallery , in a great community that will host a BURN EXHIBITION…

    ok before we go into details, i need to say this..First i made sure i got a space for me, the original plan was for me to do a SOLO exhibition and be the cool guy etc…Of course i agreed and all was fine until couple nights ago i woke up with this bright idea , practically stolen from

    Why Solo?

    How about a BURN exhibition?

    GREAAAAAAAAAAAAAT! i thought..but immediately i saw the problem..

    WHo am i to choose who should be included and who not?

    Is it an inner circle jerk elite in Burn? How do i get in Burn? How do i belong? I havent published an essay i good enough? and other thoughts of this kind ..

    so i scratched and scratched and scratched my head and then BOOM I GOT IT…

    the NAME OF THE EXHIBITION WILL BE :” BURN-ed GARDEN” (First i thought salad instead of garden), or “Burn ,The Last Minute Compilation”…

    you see i want to promote BURN and us the photogs so check this out yo..


    panos skoulidas

    August 5, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    EACH ONE OF US/YOU/ALL OF US/ANY OF US/YOU that wants to be included and participate in the EXHIBITION That will take place / premiere at 8th of october 2011 in SA Texas and will probably move on to europe or Sydney etc..

    SO all i need is ONE PHOTOGRAPH OF YOUR CHOICE/PRINTED AS BEST AS IT EXPRESSES YOU/AT ANY SIZE YOU PREFER..(NOT FRAMED)…In the address i will provide if you email me at or

    Not digital files nor negatives… YOUR PRINT EXACTLY AS YOU LIKE IT!

    AGREEMENT IS THAT 50% OF THE SALE OF THE PHOTOGRAPH, (IF SOLD OF COURSE) goes to THE PHOTOGRAPHER and 50% donated immediately to Burn Magazine)-(gallery gets 30% of the deal)

    FEEL FREE TO PRICE YOUR PHOTO TOO IF YOU LIKE but i promise i will try to sell it in a higher price.

    Well why am i doing this? Well why not?

    I can still do a solo exhibition later and still impress the community but hey hey wait!

    Whats best? Just one photographer only? or a bunch of geniuses here from Burn on a gallery wall????

    I already have the OK FROM THE GALLERY..



    HONESTLY ANY BURNIAN I KNOW HAS AT LEAST ONE GREAT/ICONIC photo at their disposal, on e photo signature, one photo that feels “you”..! well that is the photo i want from you to SHOWCASE , bring it to the collectors and even sell it if possible…One thing for sure i know we will have tons of people in the premiere opening night in the gallery and it will be a great party!

    AGAIN, RULES? NO RULES..ONLY TIME MATTERS..i know u guys have the photos ready..maybe not printed yet but ready.. Now SIZE? any size u like..THE BIGGER THE BETTER..but plz at least bigger than 11×14(min), NOT FRAMED (put a sticker on the back with name and sign it to be nice with your customers)again, gallery takes 30%, and from the rest 50% to you and 50% to Burn for Support/Donations to keep the magazine alive..again its a win win situation..

    Its a Burn collection, no theme, no “best” or this or labels..just a burn party somewhere in the heart of america , in the heart of the Lone Star sure Austin and SA will totally support us!

    Name of the gallery is 1-9-0-6 run by multifaceted talented owner Andy Benavides and again

    BURN EXHIBITION PREMIERE is at 8th of October till November the 4th!


    Email me to send u address in the texas gallery to send the prints that i will personally handle etc etc blah expecting a DAH photo too , hopefully not the most expensive one from his collection!

    panos skoulidas

    August 5, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    because its all a matter of time…not enough time… please send them/prints as fast as possible although u are still good and “in” even if i get your print 7 days prior the 8th of october…Again , no theme, b&w is ok, color ok, all photo manipulations ok, everything , anything ok, as long as its GREAT!!!!!!!!!!

    thank you all!

    Again for more info email me here:

    Panos Skoulidas
    Burn exhibition starts October 8th , send photo at:
    Panos skoulidas
    1115 S.Alamo st , #2308
    San Antonio Texas 78210

  • Panos; how many prints have you recieved so far?

  • Panos, can’t decide which one, now which “me” did you want? :)) … but will send something asap. Thanks for living it.

  • DAH

    in regards to your last tweet… i am so curious to see your long lens pic… what you do with an iphone is just amazing…

    cheers, federico

  • Tom ;) u have lots to chose from…lots! u choose

    Ross ;) withh those in the mail anywhere from 30-50 items/prints so far! i see another 100 coming!

  • Panos; that’s great! :-)


    Andrea Morrow, Spokesperson for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) said the top priority right now is public drinking water supplies. Surface water, she said, refers to water that comes from lakes and rivers. And sometimes, depending on the location of a community, a big lake may be residents’ only source of water.
    So what do you do when when that lake dries up?
    “We’re just praying for rain,” Brown County Emergency Management Coordinator, Brent Bush, said.

  • PANOS..

    are you going to Greece now? we were thinking of bringing you here to document Diego’s 40th birthday party in Rio…..Diego might not even be here…..i told him no matter…there was going to be a big Happy 40th Diego no matter if he was there or not!! that ought to bring him..cause he knows damn well i will have a big party in his honor without him..for sure…so he will not want to miss it….i am pretty sneaky , yes??

    cheers, david

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