Ionian Summer

Long time no speak! This summer I thought I would keep a little quiet and combined with all the political turmoil that was going on in my country in July, honestly, I wasn’t in a very photo sharing mood. Summer is over and all I am left with is my camera roll full of photos. Starting from Kefalonia, where I spent most of my vacation this summer, here’s a selection I made!

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Syros Unadulterated

The beginning of Summer found me working in the Cyclades, shooting photos for the touristic promotion of Syros island. Almost a week there and I hadn’t found some time to shoot anything personal as the schedule was very hectic, trying to shoot the entire island in a few days. Luckily all went well and my last morning on the island I was sure I had to create something for me. So I took my friend Orestis who is also the actor of the video campaign soon to be released and we headed to the beach. I had absolutely nothing in mind, all this was an impromptu shoot that just happened.

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Inside EMST Athens

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!

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Back to the Ionian

The best time to enjoy Greek islands has to be May in my opinion. Near perfect temperature & uncrowded beaches are more than enough good reasons. First time I visited Kefalonia, not long ago, I couldn’t really enjoy much as it was constantly raining. This time though, I did enjoy the sea and the gorgeous nature. As this island is quite big and has so many places to explore, a weekend is far from sufficient but already planning my return.

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WWIM11

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

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#emptystegi

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!

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Festive melancholy

 

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.

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Rooftops & Caverns

These last few weeks have been among the busiest I’ve had for a very long time, but at the same time it’s been a very creative period for me and although very tired, I am thoroughly enjoying every second. Since I hadn’t had the time to go for some casual shooting with my friends I have gathered two sessions together, with portraits of friends I really like and I wanted to share.

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