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Artist // Hobbyist // Photography
  • Feb 22
  • Uruguay
  • Deviant for 2 years
  • He / Him
My Bio

There are some inspired times in my life, when I get a camera and end up with photos I like a lot. I rarely ever take photos as souvenirs. I use my eyes to enjoy nice or strange places and things at the moment they come to my experience and then move on to what comes next. I make photos of places and things for the sake of being creative, playful, deviant with my percepts.


At rare times I like to photoshop the result, possibly to get some detail that was lost by my imperfect exposure settings. In the past I used to print my own black&white films and loved to play around with various contrast papers in the darkroom, though multigrade Ilford was always a fast solution. Now fixing contrast is just clicks and sliders, test, undo, test again, and got it.


I am Greek, though apart from my love for philosophizing and cooking, I feel being a very atypical one. I have lived in various places outside of Greece, like the USA, Austria, Germany and have lived for more than a decade in Uruguay. So apart from Greek and English which I use fluently, I understand fairly well German and Spanish, but would rather answer in English here. Oh, and somewhere along the line I have also learned some French.


Favourite Visual Artist
Friedensreich Hundertwasser (architecture), Terry Gilliam (film), René Magritte (paining)
Favourite Movies
Monsieur Hulot's Holiday ('53), Being There ('79), The Blues Brothers ('80), Caveman ('81), The Dark Crystal ('82), Brazil ('85), Pirates ('86), Babette's Feast ('87), The Little Devil ('88), Ed Wood ('94), The City of Lost Children ('95)
Favourite TV Shows
The Twilight Zone (1959–1964), Star Treck (1966-69), Fawlty Towers (1975-79), Futurama (1999–2013)
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Agnes Obel, Art of Noise, George Harrison, Hooverophonic, Mark Knopfler, Natalie Merchant, Paul Simon, PJ Harvey, R.E.M., Syd Barett, Traffic (UK band)
Favourite Books
The Evolution of Perception Re-Explained (Christopher Ott), The Art of Dreaming (Carlos Castaneda)

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Thank you for the watch, much appreciated.

Thank you for the +Watch!

You're welcome. Amazing photos!