Photography

athens night minions

/ˈæθɪnz naɪt ˈmɪnjənz/

2018, Athens, Greece

Like most places Athens at night is magical.

Unlike most places Athens at night is extremely alive.

This set was submited to Athens Photo Festival 2018

Old fun vs. Young fun

/əʊld fʌn vs. jʌŋ fʌn/

Summer 2017, Patras, Greece

As I went to grab some coffee I heard music from the main square. With the camera in hand and some minutes to spare I rolled there and found hundreds of old people dancing. They were super cool.

Only fifty meters away a gang of young skaters was doing tricks.

A fun 20 minutes segment all things considered.

street

/striːt/

This is a genre that every photographer will try at least once in their life. Its broad appeal stems from the fact that you can do it anywhere; there’s a human element to the images that captivate the viewer, and if done well, can make for some extremely arresting images. However, it also requires balls.

If you want to try it I have some words of advice:

  • Don't hide what you are doing
  • Hide what you are doing
  • A smile goes a long way.

portraiture

/ˈpɔːtrɪtʃə/

Art snobs say that a good portrait can capture the "essence" of the subject. Most mean it in a dull and boring way. My interpretation is the iconic Winston Churchill portrait by Yousuf Karsh. I like it because it seems genuine.

The artist describes the portrait:

“Churchill’s cigar was ever present. I held out an ashtray but he would not dispose of it. I went back to my camera and made sure that everything was all right technically. I waited; he continued to chomp vigorously at his cigar…Then I stepped toward him and, without premeditation, but ever so respectfully, I said, ‘Forgive me, sir,’ and plucked the cigar out of his mouth. By the time I got back to my camera, he looked so belligerent he could have devoured me. It was at that instant that I took the photograph…”

jobs

/dʒɒbs/

In 2017 I did a photography class for a while and was introduced to Irving Penn. For some reason his photo series "Small Trades" was very interesting to me. So I decided to try something similar.

This is my only ongoing project that requires an elevated level of consistency.

This is kind of a showcase. For more current pictures on Instagram.