Thank you to Hermes Airports for a seven page interview on their official Hermes Airports Magazine, issue no.2
Santa Claus came early for me this year. The 2018 Neutral Density Photography Awards have been incredibly kind to me.
For starters, the AUDI Campaign 'An island of wonders becomes a playground' received yet another awesome distinction gaining 2nd Place and a Silver Star in the Professional Special:Advertising Category. What made me even happier, was that the 1st Place in this specific category was also awarded to a Cypriot, Elena Paraskeva, so congrats to our little island!
Secondly, as my cyclist friends will agree, we are super excited about our collaborative project `Cycle to Discover` receiving 1st Place and a Gold Star in the Professional Editorial:Sports Category. This collaborative project reflects on the team’s joint efforts to inspire a pursuit of the outdoors, brought together by the shared love for the often-overlooked Cypriot countryside, and the need to communicate the exploration that it so discreetly promises. Travelling through the island’s rolling landscape, in the bloom of Spring, the dry of Summer and the crimson of Autumn, the team attempted to create visually impactful imagery, aimed at inspiring others to reconnect with the outdoors.
The Cycle to Discover team is comprised of cyclists Nicodemos Protopapas and Michalis Karatzis, and photographer Silvio Rusmigo.
Finally, my personal project Redsoil, aiming to communicate the issue of illegal killing of migratory birds in Cyprus received an Honourable Mention in the Editorial: Environmental Category.
'Redsoil', my most recent personal endeavour, can be described as a series that communicates the issue of illegal killing of migratory birds in Cyprus by engaging in a post-mortem inquiry into the story of these birds’ unfortunate ending. Recently printed as a dummy book by OWK press, and while we are still in the process of securing some funding for its future publication and/or evolution, this series has already welcomed positive attention and recognition.
Firstly, being my MA thesis, 'Redsoil' granted me a place as a University of the Arts London alumni and a distinction in LCC's MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography. The dummy book was also selected by the International Association of Photography and Theory Photobook 2018 Exhibition, featuring the theme of Photographies and Conflict: Archiving and Consuming Images of Strife. To be featured alongside such amazing local and international talent, including my former professor, Lewis Bush, has been a true honour for me (shout-out to my fellow islanders Nicolas Iordanou and Emma Louise Charalambous).
'Redsoil' has also recently been the recipient of an Honourable Mention from the International Photography Awards 2018 in the Professional Fine Art, Still Life category. It was selected by editors to be featured in the LensCulture Art Photography Awards 2018 Competition Gallery. The project also received an Honourable Mention in the Editorial: Environmental Category from the 2018 Neutral Density Photography Awards.
I think I may go as far to say, let's keep an eye on this project...
Photo by Emma Louise Charalambous
I am so happy that the Audi Cyprus campaign 'An Island of Wonders becomes a playground' has been given another honor! This time from IPA 2018 the International Photography Awards.
The project was given an Honorable mention in the Professional Advertising, Automotive category.
You can visit the awards page here: https://www.photoawards.com/
Big thank you to the ACCENTS magazine of the KANIKA Hotels & Resorts double spread feature. And to Emily Millett for the interview and her awesome article.
In the interview we discuss my projects 'This is your Cyprus' and 'Cycle to Discover' and the meaning of truly exploring a place you visit.
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