Showing the magic of different cultures and places across the globe.
The Spirit of Morocco
The photo depicts a young Berber nomad selling all kinds of trinkets and tools in the village of Ouarzazate. From necklaces to tea-pots and from hand-made carpets to traditional navigational tools for the desert, this photo captures the soul of Morocco, full of mysticism, traditions and exotic, unimaginable beauty.
Sunrise in the meadows
After a hard, all-night party, participants of the Meadows in the Mountains festival in Bulgaria rest on a mountain slope to watch the breathtaking sunrise above the mountains of Rodopi.
In combination with the music playing from the stage behind us and the positive vibe of all the people there, it was one of the best sunrises I have witnessed so far.
Grandma Chrisoula watering her plants.
Grandma Chrisoula is 82 years old and yet she is one of the most sharp-witted individuals I have ever met.
Being able to make jokes, give suggestions, advice and comment on modern social issues she truly amazed me with her clarity. Be it the clean air or the pure, drug-free food they eat, there is definitely something that has helped the people of these villages retain their cognitive status.
Always kind, warm and inviting she made our stay there unforgettable.
She wears a glove on her right hand because she had a stroke 15 years ago and she can't move it anymore.
That makes her story even more inspiring since she is still able to do all the chores that are needed to run the house. Clean, cook, feed the animals, help Grandpa with his daily chores and after all that she still had the mood to make jokes and conversations with us.
This incredible woman is living proof that age is just a number, not an excuse.
Desert cruising, Morocco
A capture taken on our camel riding trip, it shows the majestic beauty of the red sands in Merzouga Desert, Morocco and the traditional costumes of the Berber nomads that inhabit the region.
Algis, the lone fisherman, Lithuania
I met him in Trakai, Vilnius while walking on a frozen lake close to the castle. I approached him and asked if he had caught any fish. He lifted his hand and showed me 2 small ones standing frozen next to him. I asked what's his name. He waved at me making it clear he knew zero English. I asked again in Russian, he told me Algis. We spend the next 15 minutes, trying to communicate speaking in the little Russian I know and him waving and making gestures to help me understand. He was 54 years old from Russia and was previously a Captain for the Soviet army. When the Soviet Union Collapsed he moved to Lithuania and was living in Trakai since then. That's all I got.
He was sitting in the middle of a lake. Alone, peaceful waiting to catch a fish. What truly caught my attention though, in the first place was his face. He had the face of a man who had seen many hardships in life and yet managed to survive. The face of someone who had seen things that my generation would never experience.
New Orleans Second Line Parade
A cocktail of colors, music, dancing and people, the Second Line Parades are an interesting tradition of New Orleans, Louisiana.
I had the pleasure of seeing one and I was just stunned by the vibe and atmosphere of the streets that day.
The man on the photo stood out from the the crowd as he was dancing tirelessly for the whole duration of the parade, spinning moves that even a professional dancer would be jealous of.
Easter in Greece
Believer or not being in Greece for Easter is definitely that someone coming from abroad will always remember!
On Saturday night, thousands of people flock to nearby churches with their candles to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. At 00.00 as the day changes, the priest anounces Christ's revival, passing the holy light (or flame) to the people around him. Each person then lights the candle of the one next to him and the result is a sea of candle fires that is mesmerising to watch.
Fireworks then light the night sky with hugs and kisses following between family members and friends wishing each other all the best.
On Sunday everyone gathers up with loved ones to make a huge feast roasting a whole lamp whille eating tens of other delicacies.
If you love Greek food, culture and want to experience an ancient tradition then that's time for you to come in Greece.
It's definitely one of the reasons I love this county and I bet that anyone who plans to come visit Greece at this time of the year would more more than impressed.
Grandpas of Milos
There was something unique about the locals of Milos and especially the elders.
Saw this two gentlemen while walking close to a beach. Calm, peaceful and with a big smile on their faces they were curious to know where I was from and what I thought of their island.
Both were locals and said that they felt blessed to have lived in this beautiful place that according to legend was the birthplace of the goddess of beauty, Aphrodite.
The fishermen of Thessaloniki
I met Harris and Thomas while flying my drone close to them.
They were close to the shore so I asked them if I can get a ride on their boat and photograph them while working. I hopped on the boat and we started talking. They fish with traps laid on the sea floor called "Daoulia" and every morning they come to pick them up and gather the fish that mainly consist of cuttlefish, breams and red mullets.
They come from a bloodline who has always been close to the sea being the 5th generation of fishermen in their family. They told me about the worries they have since the fish seem to be getting less every year leading to less money for them and their families and the struggles they face in winter when the weather is bad.
However hard their job might be they enjoy it and they are proud of it, saying that the views and animals they see like dolphins or seals, make them appreciate every minute of their efforts.
They can't imagine themselves doing any other job since they couldn't stand being locked in an office working for the dreams of another man. Harris and Thomas appreciate their freedom more than anything else and through their work they connect with nature in a daily basis, something most of us have the privilege of doing only for a few days every year.
It's moments like these that I also get to remember how much I love photography, being a tool that makes me observe and appreciate what's around me and meaningful connect with people and share their interesting stories.
He grabbed my attention as we were hiking towards the summit of a hill. He told me that he comes at this spot twice a week to clear his mind and appreciate what nature has given to us.
It was cold and windy but there he stood, shirtless, gazing at the marvel that laid in front of him. Lakes, mountains and the ocean playing with the clouds on the horizon. It seems like that Scotland's landscape has enough beauty to keep a man's heart and body warm even in the harshest weather conditions.
Kastoria at twilight is shining over the surface of its lake like a golden jewel.
The picturesque city of Ioannina with its lake and stunning surrounding mountains is a place that perfectly combines urban and natural elements into a beautiful mix that differs from your average city.
Evening on Arthur's seat, Edinburgh.
Birds flying in the horizon, lush vegetation all around and the Gothic buildings of Edinburgh showing their glory! What more can someone ask for?
Dutch beauty, Netherlands
While traveling to the Netherlands the weather was very hard to handle, unending cold, wind, rain, and hail battered us without end. The country experienced one of the hardest storms it has seen for the last ten years with many buildings being destroyed and flights getting cancelled.
But all of this doesn't matter compared to the good times we had. To the beautiful streets and canals we saw in Amsterdam and Leiden or the imposing buildings of the Hague and the positive, luminous people we met there.
This photograph describes our whole trip and pretty much my outcome in life. The weather might be dull, grey, freezing and wet like the background of this picture but the bike full of flowers on this bridge makes it all worth it. The Dutch weather might be harsh, cold and dull to handle but their flowers are one the most beautiful and brightest I have seen. We can all learn a thing or two by looking at them. Look for the brightness and positivity around you. Remember the good times and forget the bad. Choose to be with people that make you thrive and blossom.
New Orleans at night
Music, dancing and smiling. These are the three things I mostly remember New Orleans for.
Jazz tunes coming out of every corner and street, people dancing everywhere they can and smiling. Smiling and laughing with every opportunity.
With tons of history, unique culture, cuisine, music and stunning surrounding landscapes, New Orleans is a city like no other. It's the birthplace of some of the greatest music legends and it continues to produce incredible talents to this day.
A Romanian handmade carpet wih beautiful patterns and colors.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
Slovenia's most touristic lake and definetely one of the most beautiful, offers an amazing array of experiences for anyone who visits. Amazing views, boat rides, bars, restaurants to try local food, and for the daring few a swim to the island in the middle of the lake.
Khatsapuri seller in Kutaisi, Georgia
I met this lovely lady while walking in the streets of Kutaisi as she started inviting me to try her food at the moment I crossed her little shop. I went close, bought a Khatsapuri, which is a local pastry filled with cheese and had a small chat with her about the city.
Warm kind and welcoming as most of the people I met in Georgia, I can say with ease that this country will forever hold a special place in my heart. I made new friends, came in contact with the fantastic Georgian culture and cuisine and met individuals that I will remember for all my life.
You can read more about the journey to Georgia here.
Three crosses, Lithuania
There are many legends behind the creation of the famous 3 crosses in Vilnius, Lithuania. Most say it's origins dates back to the 17th century when three monks placed them them there to pay tribute to a group of fellow monks who were martyred in the 14th century.
The monument has changed many times, with the current one having been built by the architect and sculptor Antoni Vivulskis.
For many now, it symbolises the unity between the three Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Offering a spectacular panoramic view of the city, it is a must see for anyone who visits Vilnius.