Born in London to Greek-Russian parents my passion for photography started at the age of 11 when I was given a Kodak Instamatic 110 camera. At the age of 14 I bought myself a £100 twin lens Yashicamat roll film camera, built my own darkroom in a cupboard and was totally absorbed by all things photography.
I turned full-time professional photographer following a Post-Graduate Diploma in Photojournalism at the London College of Printing since when I specialised in Geographical photography and started travelling extensively throughout Greece and the world shooting stories from Papua New Guinea to Russia’s Far East Siberia.
My other photography passion is Disability Sports and I have been lucky enough to shoot the Athens Olympics and Paralympics in 2004 as well as the WInter Games in Torino in 2006 and the summer Games in Beijing in 2008 and just this year the London 2012 games.
I was a contributing photographer to Gamma Presse Agency in Paris as well as The Cover Story picture agency in Amsterdam and currently I’m a contributing photographer to ABACA Presse Agency and CAPA Presse Agency both based in Paris.
My editorial work has appeared in many magazines around the world including Royal Geographical Magazine, GEO Magazine, London Metro, Daily Mail, BBC, The Free Press, Journal Du Dimanche, Le Point, and Marianne and most recently in National Geographic online edition.
In 2013 I will be hosting a series of photojournalism, documentary, reportage and street photography workshops based in Athens, Greece. The financial crisis has ruptured Greek society at all levels and students will be getting deep immersion intensive experiences in documenting the real stories of ordinary and extra-ordinary people surviving and coming to terms with their social and economic upheaval. For more information and details of courses please visit my new photography workshops website at: http://www.photographyworkshops.eu