Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Winter Mood: Thessaloniki

Earlier this year (near Christmas) I took a school trip to the north of Greece, in the beautiful city of Thessaloniki. I had a great time with my friends and I snapped many pictures of the city. When I got home I realised I appear in like 5 or 6 photos of the trip... Hum, so typical. That's the downside of not really letting anybody touch my camera. I prefer being behind the lens rather than in front of it. Hahaha.
Now my best friend is moving to Thessaloniki and I'm seriously considering to visit the city again. ;)

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Athens City, Baby

There΄ll always be people who will say that Athens is an ugly city. Well, I don't think it is. I just think that these people are unable to see the true beauty of the city that sometimes is hiding behind details. Other times this beauty is quite peculiar and cannot be perceived by the common eye. But there are those places in Athens that in a breathtaking way show off the city's ancient history. And that's why it's a number one destination for tourists, right?
I've been living here for quite a while actually and now that I may be moving to another city in the next month I'm starting to feel nostalgic. These are my favourite shots of some of Athens' corners that I snapped on many different occasions.

Αγαπάτε την Αθήνα, ρεεε..

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Summer Leftovers

Today is the first cloudy day of the Fall in Athens. I know it won't last long as the sun shines almost every day of the year in this city but it does make me miss the careless days of summer near the sea and the beautiful sunsets. 
Summer may be officially over but we are definitely not over it. 
Photo of me by my cousin.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Black and White Summer

Summer can be seen from a completely different -more melancholic- perspective through black and white photographs. And as it is over now, looking back, we do get a bit melancholic about it.
The photos were taken in Petra and Molyvos, in the island of Lesvos.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Paros, Je T'Aime

After a difficult year of studying and getting damn stressed about the finals, me and my friends really needed this 5 day getaway. The destination wasn't very original - as something like an 80% of the greek students that finish school go there - but sure as hell it was amazing: Paros. I had been there before when I was a little kid, with my parents and some family friends, but now I experienced the island from a totally different point of view. Amazing beaches by day, swimming and trying to get a tan, awesome clubs by night, dancing and drinking all night and staying up until the sunrise. Here are some of my favorite shots.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

When The Sun Goes Down

 In the beginnings of August I spent a week in the island of Lesvos, where my dad's family is from. I got to spend some quality time with my cousins, enjoy the amazing sea and good food and relax a bit. I also discovered that my younger cousins share my passion for photography so we had a lot of fun shooting at the beach.
 The water in this particular beach is always incredibly cold and, even if during the day it's a relief from the heat, as the sun goes down it feels something more like the Arctic Ocean. Anyway, the colors of the sunset and the sound of the sea in this moment of the day are dreamy and I feel like I really want to go back there as I'm watching these photos.