It started as a regular exploration of the streets of Shoreditch, in London, that soon turned into a photo session, shooting portraits of my good friend Dimitris. It was a great opportunity to explore hidden locations, catch up with a good friend and try different camera technics and themes. Although not a model, Dimitris’ account is worth paying a visit.
Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today… One of the most iconic songs for the most iconic city in the world. Words can’t describe the beauty of this city, neither can a lens capture it even in the best composition possible. One has to explore the Big Apple on its own in order to truly comprehend its true beauty. Let me at least try and walk you along the streets of New York City.
Get lost in the streets of the city that time has stopped in the 1800s. Vienna is Austria’s capital that charms and seduces its visitors. Its affection only intensifies as times goes by. From Viennese coffee shops reading newspapers with an old-school news reader, to unique architecture, to classical music and Mozart’s house, the city is guaranteed to bewitch you.
Florence! The capital of Renaissance. There are no words to describe the city’s captivating architecture and art form. It will only take you 5 minutes and a short walk along its river banks to fall in love with Tuscany’s capital. For those romantic souls out there, this is Heaven on Earth.
The beauty of the Ionian sea. Kefalonia is dear to my heart. Not only because of its raw beauty, sandy beaches, stunning views and crystal clear waters, but it’s also the place of my origins. It’s the birthplace of my father and the land I spend all my summers growing up. Hope you too will pause for a minute and travel in time in front of its stunning scenery as I did when taking those pictures.
Porto. Where European-style favelas and modern lifestyle come together. Porto is ideally located along the banks of Douro river, overlooking the Atlantic ocean. Take a walk along the Roman-style streets of Cais da Ribeira, watch the boats sail by, listen to street music and try one of the many different types of Port wines.
The jewel or Argosaronic gulf. Spetses is a tiny, but mighty island, hidden from international tourists. If the turquoise waters and old-greek style town buildings won’t take your breath away, the local food will certainly do justice.
Let’s meet at the bridge. Wait, which one? Amsterdam is known for its canals and plenty, hundreds almost, bridges. The jewel of the Netherlands has more to offer than what many think, making you feel like you live in a different era.
Someone once told me that what you see it’s not always what you get. Sometimes you need to look at things from a different perspective to discover their true beauty. This perspective is what I try to unlock shooting the streets of the cities I visit.
When looking things from the top down, instantly, everything looks more exciting and interesting. Add #beautifuldestinations to the mix, and the result is magical. I carry my drone everywhere I’m allowed to fly to capture stunning scenery from an eagles’ perspective.
Portrait photography is often underrated these days. With many of us trying to capture unique and never-seen-before stills, we tend to forget that beauty sits right in front of us. Sometimes all it takes is a faded smile or a sided look to lighten up people’s faces. Those small, yet unique emotions is what I’m after.
The world we live in is beautiful. Often, we take it for granted not paying the right attention to our suroundings. All it takes is a second to step back and capture that moment in our memories for life. For everything else, I use my camera to capture the great outdoors and revisit memories that might get faded due to pass of time.
Sometimes things are not as you see. You have to look closer to or from a different angle to unfold its true perspective and beauty. That angle is what I look out for when I shoot buildings and objects.