I visited Castellorizo for the first time in the context of the International Documentary Festival organized there by the Hellenic History Foundation (IDISME) every year. Until that moment, Castellorizo was a little dot on the map for me. It was a long journey – lasted twenty-four hours. I was pleasantly surprised by the last four hours of our travel, the route from Rhodes to Castellorizo.  The journey up until Rhodes was a typical ship travel in the Aegean Sea characterized by strong winds, sea storms and countless islands. All this until we reached Rhodes - because from there on everything changes: The strong winds stop. The sea is completely calm ... The only thing you can see is on one side of the ship the endless blue and on the other side the coast of Asia Minor. Without the strong wind, you lose the sound you normally hear on the deck. A unique silence, a peace that you can experience with all your senses. You feel that time stops and that the movement of the ship happens within a frozen moment. The last four hours are the most mesmerizing part of the whole trip and suddenly Castellorizo appears. The ship approaches the small port with absolute precise maneuvers. Even its arrival is silent. The liner almost completely occupies the port. Castellorizo is a small island that enchants you from the first moment you glance at it from the ferry. Apart from its main settlement, it has no other village. Its really impressive when you consider the fourteen thousand inhabitants that lived on the island until 1922. Where did all these people fit in this small place? Their traces are scattered in the ruins around the settlement. In spite of several disasters that the island experienced, Castellorizo maintains its beauty and unique architectural style, that you can discover by walking in its alleys. 

He was born in Athens in 1977. He has studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts with professors Y. Psychopaidis, M. Spiliopoulos and M. Babousis, with a scholarship from the GSSF (1997-2002). He has attended courses on painting and photography in the UCM Facultad Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain, with the Erasmus programme (2000). He has completed the Postgraduate Course in Fine Arts of the A.S.F.A. (2005-2007) with professors M. Spiliopoulos and  T. Christakis. He has presented his work in nine solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group exhibitions. His works can be found in various private collections in Greece and abroad. He specializes in High-Definition and Ultra-High-Definition photography, in multispectral photography (UV, IR), in archeological photography as well as macro photography. He photographs works of art, pictorial installations, architectural sites and portraits. Since 2013  he has been collaborating with the National Hellenic Research Foundation in photographing inscriptions of  the Classical and Hellenistic period in the region of Macedonia. He has photographed findings in several archeological museums and sites, including the National Archaeological Museum, the  Archaeological Museums of Thessaloniki, Pella, Edessa, Kilkis, Argos, Aigai (Vergina), the fresco in Philip II’s tomb etc. He is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece and the Hellenic Copyright Organization. He lives and works in Athens.

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