Can you introduce yourself and your background ?
I was born in Athens ages ago (1971). I studied photography at London College of Printing (now called London College of Comunication). I’ve always liked to observe, “watch” people and things in a voyeuristic way. I guess that’s why I became a photographer.
Where do you get your inspiration ?
I get inspired from everything that you can imagine. A movie, a painting, people in the streets, people in my fantasies, books, music.
Would you feel closer to the contemporary art world or to the fashion world ?
Art is the only truth I have ever met in my life (and love) but it has nothing to do with fashion. The fashion world is vain, superficial, ephemeral, stupid, loud, shallow, but wonderful. I don’t know if I will be photographing fashion for ever. I don’t believe it is something one should do forever. I believe though that I will be photographing people for ever.
How would you describe yourself and how would you describe your art?
I don’t like to talk about myself. But, I am tall, handsome and with a big nose ! My art comes from inside. It is very honest. And tense. But simple.
What other photographers, artists, designers do you feel close to?
I don’t feel close to any photographers, artists, or designers. I love Caravaggio, Turner, Rothko, Bacon, Schiele, Giacometti, Hopper and Moore. I love all the Russian avant-garde. I ADORE MAN RAY. I believe that John Deakin was a great photographer. Francesca Woodman was very interesting. Nan Goldin is also one of my favourites. I respect and admire the work of Lorca di Gorcia. I like very much Mario Sorrenti and lately , I found the work of a painter called Timothy Sarson, in his first solo show called Nexus – amazing headdrawings – very interesting. (Astra Gallery, Athens.)
How far do you hope to go artistically speaking?
I don’t know how far one can go , but I haven’t been there yet.
Can you tell us about your current and upcoming projects ?
I have recently finished a project. It is a series of photographs all taken at night. It will probably be called Quiet City and hopefully exhibited soon!
Would you consider doing something else if you were not an photographer?
I would like to be a painter, or a film director. Sometimes a singer !
To finish with, what would wish to this blog?
I wish this blog to be alive and kicking !