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!
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.
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
This habit of getting together with people I have met through instagram and I now consider friends is something that really excites me. I have been busy lately and didn’t have enough free time for instawalks, but this Saturday I managed to squeeze into one.
Instameets are fun, this I’ve learned. Last weekend, the 9th world wide instameet took place and IGers all over the world gathered up to shoot and hang out. Seventeen of us, plus Grappa, showed up for the Athens meet. Our tag was #wwim9_ath and you can check the entries by clicking on it. Here are just some extras I took with the Canon.
I spent my Easter holidays in the same place I have been doing so in the last few years. And it’s the beautiful island of Kythera, a really special place for me. Weather didn’t help much for landscape photography as it had been very dull and grey, with some moments of exception. I tried to get the most out of that!
Our last Sunday gathering didn’t look too promising. We were almost sure that there wouldn’t be much photographic interest in Loutsa plus the boring weather had us almost convinced that this would just be a hanging out only get together. But there is always beauty everywhere. All you need to do is look for it..
Another visit to Feneos, but this time we had props to play around with. Weather was not perfect but matched the spooky mood we were after!