Samantha’s grace, ease and charm best personify what I feel are the feminine qualities I am drawn into- the essence of poetic, strong women. I am currently editing a short film we did together- all of it is black and white, grainy,with the andante piano of Shostakovich.
I can’t say much yet, but lately I have been working on the art direction of a very exciting newborn project. The diptych above, which stands out from the very initial moodboards that I am preparing at the moment, is only a little hint!
This is a small collection of new photographs from our January shoot with my brother, Stelios, at the National School of Dance, in Athens.
A portrait of Matty, one of the beautiful kids I met while shooting with Julie in London.
We have begun planning this summer’s photographic roadtrip in Greece- during the first part of it, we will jump on and off a bunch of Cyclades islands during late July and early August, and then, for the second half of August, we will drive north through the mainland up until we reach Corfu.
So, the question is this; who’s interested in joining us? Or who is willing to invite us to come find you? The crew is a crazy combination of beautiful,creative people up to now, but I would love to have more friends with us, to spice up the rhythm of the journey as we travel across our beloved land. We plan to see dawns and dusks by the blue seas and take photographs until midnight. Let me know- I just can’t wait !
This photograph of my beloved brother, Stelios, was taken in late January in Athens, when we filmed one of his contemporary pieces at the National School of Dance. The final video should be following within the next few months of spring. He is so graceful.
As I had written earlier in the blog, in the beginnings of March, I was in London working on a very exciting project with Julie Verhoeven for Stedelijk Museum ’s- Hertogenbosch. In May, when Julie’s exhibition opens there, I will be able to share with you the final outcomes of our latest collaboration, but for now, I am posting here a selection of photographs I made while working with her in her colourful studio in South London. This is our process, the preparation and excitement that we put in- it’s the rainbows inside this room, her imaginary details, the references, roots and blossoms of her vision.
SHOWstudio has published the uncut footage of the Velvet shoot for Roger Dubuis, featuring Daphne Guinness. As I had posted in the blog earlier this winter, I had done the editing of the fashion film that showcases the process and in order to prepare that one, I had also polished this one. It’s 9 hours long and I guess it applies more to the demand of dedicated photographers and creatives alike, but I find it really interesting to see the whole shoot revealed. Sometimes it can be pure magic.
I’ve just finalised the editing of the photographs from my recent shoot with Leon in London and these are some images from that day that I can share in advance, featuring stylist Chelsey Clarke, MUA Amrit Preet, and studio Wilson, amongst Leon and myself. Small but sweet team, thank you all.