lightpainting, photography, street photography, urban photography
Capturing the uniqueness of moments in the streets of our cities.
Snowstorm in Thessaloniki
Spring in Exarchia
A sample of the beauty that Spring brings to the city of Athens.
One of my favorite shots from my stay in Athens as I believe it clearly the unique moments of life in the city.
Thessaloniki has tons of cool urban places to experiment with photography but this one has been one of my favourites for a long time now. While wondering around the city, I stopped under the bridge to see how a shot like this would look. The result delighted me.
The lights of the passing cars get beautifully combined with the urban landscape near this bridge, making this one of my favourite urban shots in Thessaloniki.
Be grateful of your dark times, for they are the ones who made you search for the light
Full Pink Moon
In ancient times, it was common to track the seasons by the lunar calendar (as opposed to the solar calendar, which came later). Like the Worm Moon, native people once observed the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon. Time was not recorded by using the months of the Julian or Gregorian calendar. As a result, many of the traditional names come from the Native Americans who interacted with American Colonists. April’s full Moon is called the Full Pink Moon heralding the appearance of the “moss pink,” or wild ground phlox—one of the early spring flowers. Other names include the Sprouting Grass Moon the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.
Bending the rules
Standing out from the crowd
The man with the umbrella
The minutes just after a rain stops are some of my favourite moments to photograph and enjoy what is around me both in nature and at a city. The smell of wet soil, the clouds on the sky and the cool air give me a feeling of freedom that it's hard to describe.
I was sitting on a bench, enjoying this feeling when I noticed this man passing in front of me with his umbrella. I loved the way his figure blended with clouds, rain, sunset and ship on the background and I took a picture using the trees to frame the image.
The sunsets of Thessaloniki truly never stop to amaze me.
It's all about perception. Look at the things around you in the most creative kind of way.
Riders on the storm
4,99 for a skirt
Where old meets new
A street in Athens where the newly built flats on the road meet a ancient monument with more than 2.000 years of history
A French gentleman
Who said that a gentleman can only be British?
It's a cat or an ant?
Lovers of Tbilisi
A couple looking at the beautifully illuminated urban skyline of Tbilisi at night.
Spring, bringing beauty to anything it touches
Lucky to be in the right place the right moment, with the sun shedding it's soft light on these white flowers, adding even more beauty to the already stunning background.
Two lovers, hugging while watching the sunset.
Malli this grias
Malli tis grias, one of the most typical Greek sweets and the favorite of many children. It is usually sold in small kiosks in fairs and other places and its only ingredient is sugar which gets melted in a special pot and then spinned in high velocity around a wooden stick.
A warm atmospheric evening at Aristotelous square. Street musicians, filling the air with their tones, the sky playing with the colors of the clouds and people going by each to their destination. Being in a rush, few of them of ever stop to look around and feel the moment. Beauty is everywhere around you if you have the clarity to see it. Stop, take a big breath, look around you, observe, enjoy.
Into the future
Preparing to feed the people's neverending appetite for alcohol and dancing, the bars close to Valawritou street are slowly opening their doors. One by one they come to life, and the whole neighborhood transforms into a cocktail of music, colors and people.
Laid back Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki is known across Greece for its laid-back atmosphere and lifestyle. The people here like to enjoy their coffee for as long as they can, with some even staying at their favourite cafe for more than 2 hours. Be it for discussing problems, work, having fun or flirting, coffee is like a ritual to us. With friends, family or partner, it is something that fuels our every-daylives. So next time you visit Thessaloniki take someone you enjoy spending time with, grab a coffee and just relax.
Lost in Amsterdam
She is lost. Lost in Amsterdam.
Few of these guys exist nowadays, but I certainly hope they won't stop doing their job as they give a rainbow of colors to the grey streets around us.
Blossoming bus stop
Spring is the time of the year when even our old, crumbling bus stops seem beautiful, vintage and cool.