I was born in 1976 and I am from Greece. I started photography in 2006 but soon became a passion and an obsession that occupies a serious part of my life and has transformed in a way of expression and communication.
I spent the first two years taking a huge amount of photos with trees, sunsets, coasts, mountains, fields, buildings, streets etc, but there was always something missing. I was struggling to find this secret element that was absent from my shots, when I realized I was searching to the wrong direction. That the real problem in my photographs was something else. There was too much information. Too much color, too many elements that confused the eye. At the same time I got involved to some serious internet photography communities where I was introduced to the magic of the black and white photography and I also started to study the works of some of the great masters as Andre Kertez, Josef Sudek, Ansel Adams.
With time I realized that simplicity is what I was looking for. Simplicity and harmony derived from subtraction. The “less is more” approach became my scope. The square frame came naturally and the absence of color simplified the process and the result even more. Sometimes I use color and other frame formats, but I find black and white square to be closer to my visions.
Photography for me is a reason to get out, to travel, a way to create, to feel, to express, to see, to communicate, to feel, to heal.
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