“Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame.
When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.”
Garry Winogrand

Photo by Maria Kaimaki

 

Born and raised in Athens Greece was probably the governing factor why my love for landscape photography grew strong. Living in the concrete jungle always urged me to try and find an escape and photography was the means for me to achieve this. I am a self taught guy who started with baby steps in the film era and developed my skills much faster in the digital world. I enjoy being outdoors and a nice trek on a mountain or a coastal area will satisfy me like nothing else.
I am very fortunate living in a place that has pretty much everything alas in a much smaller scale, which by itself is a challenge since beauty needs to be found and that is no easy task in a country where its people don’t have much respect for the environment they live in. My goal through photography is that by capturing the natural and unspoilt landscape wherever this is possible to show the locals and visitors of the beauty that surrounds them in an effort to raise awareness.
I have passions and maybe some obsessions like shipwrecks, but I will photograph anything that will appear visually interesting in a landscape whether this is pure nature or includes a human “footprint”. I live by some photography rules and one of them is included in the few lines of Garry Winogrand above. I don’t seek to capture reality as everybody else sees it. My final images want to be the outcome of my personal interpretation of the scene in front of me. This is an ever going challenge but a challenge that I enjoy immensely and willing to face it with every opportunity given.
Sharing the beauty of the landscapes around me has also made me realize that there is something I want to equally share, and that is the knowledge I have gained throughout the explorations and encounters I had with nature and with people. Hope you enjoy the trip through my words and images. Oh and excuse my English…I am Greek

 

Awards

2012
World Photography Organization (WPO) – “Honorable mention in Low Light “
7th Black and White Spider Awards – “Nominee in Architecture”
6th Annual Photography Masters Cup – “Nominee in Architecture”
International Photography Awards (IPA) – “Honorable Mention in Fine Art”
International Photography Awards (IPA) – “Honorable Mention in Nature”
International Photography Awards (IPA) – “Honorable Mention in Architecture”

 

2013
International Photography Awards (IPA) – “1st Place Gold in Architecture”
International Photography Awards (IPA) – “Third place in overall submissions by country Greece”
International Photography Awards (IPA) – “Honorable Mentions in Fine Art”
International Photography Awards (IPA) – “Honorable Mentions in Nature”
8th Black and White Spider Awards – “Honorable Mention in Nature”
International Loupe Awards – “2 Bronze awards in the Open category Landscapes”

 

2014
International Photography Awards (IPA) – “Honorable Mentions in Fine Art”
International Photography Awards (IPA) – “Honorable Mentions in Nature”
9th Black and White Spider Awards – “Nominee in Nature”
9th Black and White Spider Awards – “Nominee in Fine Art”
Trierenber Super Circuit – “Honorable Mention in Water”

 

2015
10th Black and White Spider Awards – “Nominee in Nature”
8th Annual International Color Awards – “Nominee in Nature”
8th Annual International Color Awards – “Nominee in Fine Art”
8th Annual International Color Awards – “Nominee in Architecture”

 

Publications

2012 – World Photography Organization (WPO) – Best of Show book
2013 – International Photography Awards – Best of Show book
2013 – 8th Black and White Spider Awards – Best of Show book
2013 – Landscape Photography Magazine Issue 23 – Portfolio presentation
2014 – Trierenber Super Circuit – Best of Show book
2014 – Landscape Photography Magazine 3 Years Special Edition – Portfolio Presentation

 

Exhibitions

2009 – Group -Tehnopolis Arts Center, Athens, Greece
2012 – Group – World Photography Organization (WPO), London, UK
2013 – Personal -Alexis Noutsos Foundation, Kapesovo, Greece
2014/2015 – Collaboration with the Goulandris Museum of Natural History and exhibition of images for their theme “Wild Greece”