For travel addicts and photography lovers
Traveling… A valuable leisure escape or an irresistible need for exploration and experiences collection? In any case, travel is written in our DNA, perhaps the driving force that led man to colonize every part of the globe. The thirst for exploring new places, exerts a strong attraction on us. Distances measure differently for everyone, but each trip, whether it’s just two steps away from home or the other side of the earth, reserves for us experiences, images, emotions, moments of life. Let’s board on Trip in Pictures and try to convey experiences and emotions of our world, through my images and texts.
For passionate travelers
Traveling … is an addictive way out, an endless search for new experiences for the incurable traveler. For those who have the “travel bug” it’s the best gift offered to oneself. The purpose and perspective of the trip is different for everyone, for some it’s just a necessary move to a destination of leisure, while for others it’s an opportunity to explore places, people and maybe their inner self. Personally, at some point I felt the need to explore the world beyond my beautiful home country, beyond the comforts of “civilized” Europe. During the precious time of holidays, i sacrifice the dreamy islands and beaches of Greece, finding alternative beauty in places wild, sometimes harsh but still enchanting. I choose to escape from my comfort zone, wandering the insecurity of the unknown, in conditions of comfort and security far inferior to those of the western world, in developing countries and places with deep social problems. Finding tremendous charm, even in places most people would never wish to visit. I live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world, but I have a passion to explore… 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.
For image collectors
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.
Published as Photo of the Day
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Published in National Geographic
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