I was born in Greece but moved to Scotland in 1997. Coming from a warm climate, my first impressions were how wet this country was! Needless to say that my first impression of Scotland simply being one big puddle of dampness evaporated like dew drops in the morning sun, as soon as I started visiting the highlands. I was totally overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of Northern Scotland and this, in return, led me to rediscover my fascination with photography.
Like many other photographers I realised that, after starting a family I no longer had the time needed to devote to photography, but this eventually began to change as my children grew up. After falling in love with the Scottish countryside, I bought myself my first SLR film camera and this is where it all began. I am now shooting digital with a full frame Canon DSLR,.
What is it that I like so much about taking pictures of natural landscapes? I like the feeling of being humbled by the beauty and majesty of locations. I also love the quality of natural light as it touches every part of a scene, especially during the so called ‘Golden hours’ and the challenge Scotland’s weather can throw by my feet. Do I have a favourite location? Not really; I am happy to be wherever there is beauty and beauty can be found all around me.
Some of my work has been reproduced in the Daily Record and I have also had work published in a number of photography magazines and books including Outdoor Photography, Practical Photography, Amateur Photographer, Photoplus, etc.
In 2011 I founded Landscape Photography Magazine. I am the editor and currently writing articles every month for the publication.
And of course, I always say a big thank you to some people (see below) that I had the pleasure to spend some time with and who very generously helped me – in their own unique way – to expand my knowledge in photography.