Three of my pictures were published in the greek photography magazine “Fotografos”, along with a short interview. This is an issue dedicated to image processing and it is full with many great pictures, tips and other cool stuff! (I was too lazy to shoot proper pictures of the magazine, so I used my phone..sorry!)
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I got a very nice surprise all the way from Australia this morning. George Vardas, who is the cultural officer of the Kytherian Association of Australia (www.kythera-family.net) contacted me via Twitter and let me know of a really nice review he did about last year’s Kythera Photographic Encounters, in the association’s newsletter. In this review he was kind enough to mention some things about my work and include some of my pictures. He sent me the review and I thought I’d share it with you all.
Thank you George, for your kind words and for letting me know about this review, which made me a very happy girl today!
This last week has been all about prints for me. I took three of my pictures to the printer to make some test prints so I could keep them at my home. At first I wanted to frame them, but then I decided to mount them and hang them as they were for the moment. I suppose a simple black frame around them would look really nice, but the paper’s texture would be lost behind the glass. Well, since they were made for my own pleasure, I decided to leave framing for another time. I hung them on my living room wall and I have to confess that I can’t stop staring at them! It’s so amazingly surreal to actually hold your creations in your hands! If you are interested in your own prints, limited editions are available! Just send me a message!
one 50x50cm print and two 25x25cm, all with a 2cm white border, printed on archival quality fine art paper
my prints hanging on my living room wall
A couple days ago, my picture “misidentified” was published in the greek photography magazine “Fotografos“! The issue focused on self-portraits, so naturally I submitted mine too and this one was selected for publication. This is my first printed publication and again, the feeling is surreal! I am so happy and proud and so motivated to go on!
a close up of my picture and the short description I sent in
the whole page
I am very determined to continue buiding my portfolio, which at the moment is quite small. I have a couple pictures that I am currently editing and I am planning to shoot as much as I can during the summer, despite of the really hot greek summer. People have started to ask me to take their picture, which is really flattering but also quite stressful. I am up for the challenge though!
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I thought I’d make a seperate post to talk about my latest news and progress. Ever since I started this blog and conceptual photography, I feel like I’ve found my place in photography and to put it rather simply, I really love what I have been doing! It has been hard, mainly due to lack of time for shooting, but I am really proud of what I was able to create so far and of what I’ve learned in the process. I only have a few pictures to show, but my notebook is full of ideas for the future!
In the past few months I had a couple of features on sites like photofocus and phlearn which gave me the confidence to carry on. What was more surprising for me, was that my latest picture, “narcissus“, was selected and featured by 500px in a collection called “50 Creative Self-Portrait Ideas To Trump All Selfies“. I had nothing to do with the feature, which means someone chose it among others, and also I was not notified about the selection. Imagine the look on my face when I clicked on the link out of curiosity, only to scroll down and discover one of my own pictures in there! I saw that the collection had been posted two days before and the views count on my 500px account had gone way up! Today “narcissus” alone has over 10.000 views! That number is surreal to me and it makes me so proud of myself!
Sometimes I worry that sharing these little successes over and over on facebook or wherever, could be considered bragging. I hate to do that, I actually always avoid talking about myself and what I have accomplished. I prefer it when people discover that on their own, without me having to constantly self-advertise. But on the other hand, if I am proud of myself, why should I hide it?
I have also decided to take part in photography contests, both in Greece and abroad, mainly because I want to see where I really stand as a photographer. I am currently awaiting results from two greek contests and I am preparing my entries for others. It is an exciting, yet frightening time! I’d like to approach some galleries too, but I honestly don’t have the slightest idea how I would do that.
If I have to change one thing, that is the amount of time I dedicate to photography. It has not been easy for me to balance the dozen things I do everyday in a way that makes me satisfied. As a result I have been uploading one picture per month, which is not good enough for me. Now summer is here, so theoretically I will have more time at my disposal. I’ll give it my best!
My website is almost ready, so when I launch it, I will tranfer my blog there. Also I will start selling prints on my website, so I have to think about all kinds of stuff about that! Stay tuned for my next upload, which will be soon!
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