In September 2014, photographer Christian Stemper and a camera crew made their way to Paros.
The team captured the work and life of fishermen and boat builders providing a deeper insight into the lives of the wolves of the sea and their boats.
The resulting pictures and filmed interviews are used for the LUPIMARIS book and a video documentary.
WOLVES OF THE SEA
They are the last of their kind.
They are threatened with extinction.
The photo documentary LUPIMARIS is dedicated to the history, the stories and the faces of the Greek fishermen and their traditional colourful wooden boats. Since 2010, Christian Stemper is photographically documenting the last remaining individual fishermen and their boats, on the Greek island of Paros. A total of 99 Boats and 31 fishermen. Half of the boats that have been photographed in 2010 do not exist anymore - destroyed, abandoned or sold to tourists.
Because no one wants to become a fisherman anymore the traditional fishing craft is dying, and therefore a millennia-old tradition.