For travel addicts and photography lovers
Traveling. For some it’s simply a holiday escape for relaxation, while for others is a need to explore and fill with experiences. In either case, traveling is a trend embedded in our DNA, the driving force that led humanity to colonize every part of the planet. The thirst for exploration of new places, wields an irresistible attraction on us. And even though distances measures differently on each one, every trip, either just two steps away from home, or to the edge of the world, reserves for us experiences, images, feelings, life moments… Let’s board together on a Trip in Pictures, hoping that the images and text will convey some of the experiences on the places I’ve been and the feelings I’ve felt there.
The trip. For some of us it’s an addiction, an imperative need to appease the withdrawal symptoms. Like a persistent virus in the body of the incurable traveler. But most of all, the journey is a gift, perhaps the best gift we can offer to ourselves. For many, it’s synonymous to their dream holidays, while for others a chance to explore places, people and perhaps their own self. I personally started traveling at a time when I felt the need to experience the world beyond my beautiful country, beyond the comforts of Europe, satisfying a need to explore my personal borders. Sacrificing my typical holidays on the picturesque Greek islands and beaches, I set out to seek another kind of beauty, sometimes wild, even harsh and at some times simply breathtaking. I chose to escape from my familiar environment, to wander in the uncertainty of the unknown, in conditions below the standards of the “western world” but with the priceless satisfaction of discovery as a prize. I live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world, but I have a huge thirst to walk on every inch… of the most beautiful planet known. Trip in Pictures aspires to offer a mind trip in faraway or nearby places, mainly out of Europe, looking for the last traces of authenticity and traditions that have not yet been altered by globalization.
Α journey is most of all images, of landscapes, people and cultures. Τhe more distant the journey is, the more surprisingly different are the images we acquire. Images captured in our memories or in our photographic clicks. Most of people capture photos during their trips to keep their memories, but sharing these images can be a pleasing mind trip to other viewers too. Still, photography is much more than that. As a piece of art, it’s a meaning of expression from the creator, a depiction of the artist’s personal perspective, a story told by freezing a moment in unstoppable time. While traveling, it’s amazing how you begin to see things through the lens in such a different point of view! Observing details, subtle nuances that you might otherwise not have been able to distinguish.
Trip in Pictures is a personal effort to present my work in travel photography, which is now an integral part of my every trip.
Through these images of places, people, moments that I have experienced, I hope we’ll trip together.
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