It’s been a year since I started trying to get into the new EMST building, Athens’ new Museum of Contemporary Art. I have been negotiating this with the Museum staff and it’s been really difficult for various reasons, one of them being the Museum not being ready. The building is the old Fix beer factory, a landmark in the area which for years has been under reconstruction and most Athenians have been impatient to visit it. The time is near for this, as the first step has been made and slowly the museum will be ready to open to the public. This Saturday 17/5 I got invited to a press conference and I was allowed to bring some fellow photographers with me to shoot the inside of the new EMST. I must say I am very happy I had the opportunity for early access to this beautiful, new art space in the city. I can’t wait to shoot it again and looking forward to see it opening to the public soon. Here are some photos I managed to take so you can also get an idea of the building’s interior, as well as some more fun shots with my friends!
A few weeks ago I received a mail from HM Greece to participate in a private viewing for fashion bloggers & instagrammers of their brand new Conscious Exclusive collection. I am not really a fashion person myself but my friend Maria always inspires me when we shoot together, so I invited her to come with me. Here are some of the shots I took of her with three different outfits from the Conscious Exclusive collection, shot in HM’s showroom in Kolonaki.
For the 11th World Wide Instameet we decided to meet up at the Olympic Sport Complex in Athens on Sunday 22 March. This was my fourth Instameet and I am very happy to see this community grow bigger and stronger every time. The weather didn’t really help much to be outside as much as we would have liked, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Getting out of your comfort zone is always rewarding to your creativity. I got lost inside the complex with @malddim and we had such a laugh. It was great to see old friends and really nice meeting new ones! Here are some shots from the wwim11_athens! If you are feeling nostalgic see the post from WWIM9
After a long winter in the city it was time I went away, to an island I had never visited before. The bad weather didn’t stop me exploring the beautiful island of Kefalonia, but I definitely need to go back, to discover more of its beauty.
This short time that I have been working with Stegi, some amazing things have happened. One of them is that I was given the chance to arrange an Instagram event along the lines of the #empty movement that has been happening in museums around the world.
The team at Stegi (Onassis Cultural Center) is very forward thinking & always edgy in everything that they do, so arranging the event was a breeze. But what’s even better, there are many more digital events to come. I couldn’t be any happier working with such an institution! Here are some of my shots from the event but you can also follow @stegi_occ on Instagram & check #emptystegi for more excellent content!
It’s been a while since the last post, lots of new things, projects & big changes happening in my life at the moment and it’s been exciting to say the least. Last week Fanis, Lia, Maria & myself were having some morning fun shooting at the Athens Hilton, as we were commissioned to create some digital content on their behalf. The hotel was already decorated for Christmas and so we started doing our thing in the lobby, while staff and guests were staring at us, wondering what exactly we were up to. Here are some shots I took with the DSLR.
This past weekend some of us were feeling very wanderlust. But the forest kind. We have been having an extended summer and really needed a change of scenery from the beautiful beaches. So without any planning we all decided to go to lake Doxa in Feneos. The weather was still very sunny and bright but once we stepped into the thick forest there was a different feel, exactly what we had missed!
I visited Karpathos in August for the first time and I absolutely fell in love with the island. Fantastic beaches throughout, strong traditions and positive people. I was wishing to go back since I came back to Athens and finally my wishes came true! I had to travel back again in late September to shoot the fantastic Silene Villas with my new gorgeous friend & owner of the hotel, Popi. Once the work was done we took some time to go swimming and shoot more photos!
So after returning to Athens from a fantastic week on Kythera, I just had enough time to wash some clothes and embark on a journey to the south Aegean. My first stop would be Karpathos. An amazing island with fantastic beaches, picturesque villages keeping strong traditions, delicious food and super friendly people! Here you can see all the non iPhone shots, taken with the dslr, which is not really easy to carry around all the time. For the mobile shots you can always check the #summer_odyssey hashtag on Instagram.
I may be very predictable when choosing summer vacation spots but, truly, I am more than biased. There is absolutely no way I will not visit Kythera at some point during swimming season. This time I wasn’t all that inspired to take many photos, maybe because I have already taken quite a few on this beautiful island, but also because I was with great friends and sometimes this just makes you want to experience the actual moments rather than capturing them.