Award-winning visual storyteller with international clientele and experience in reportage and commercial projects.
I am an awarded filmmaker and photographer with over 14 years of experience in the audiovisual field. My passion for stories started in childhood and my career begun at Hogeschool Gent with a Masters degree in Photography. I have collaborated with major brands such as BMW, MINI, Universal Music, and with prestigious media outlets including TAZ, Der Spiegel, VICE and others.
My belief in positively transforming society by means of audiovisual communication has led me to cooperations with international NGOs like Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), WWF Greece, Première Urgence Internationale, The A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation, and more. For the same reason, I started my post-graduate study of Sustainable Management at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany.
My film and video portfolio includes feature documentaries, short films, music videos, journalistic pieces, and corporate communication, always with a strong focus on storytelling and a dynamic exploration of the various layers of a narrative. With this in mind, making my subjects feel comfortable in any given situation is essential in unlocking the full potential of any given story and in achieving the authenticity I strive for - for my clients as well as for myself.
The same vision builds the backbone of my photographic work. Reportage and portraiture photography allow me to get close to my subjects and satisfy my curiosity in the world and people in general. This curiosity and interest allow me to bridge over and create moments of sincere exchange and presence.
And, finally, my years as a visual professional have provided me with the valuable knowledge of a client's requirements beyond the technical aspect of video and photo production: availability, clear communication, dependability, and fast turnarounds - throughout the entire length of a collaboration.
Now, there is one question I have for you: "Which story do you want to tell?"
A selection of my images is available through the agency Plainpicture in Hamburg.
For bigger productions, especially in the field of NGO communications, I founded the creative collective Mind the Bump. It operates predominantly in Germany and Greece.
Awards "The March of Hope" (2018) - Direction & Camera, together with Jim Kroft
Best Feature Film (Rome Independent Film Festival) Best Feature Film (South Film and Arts Festival) Festival Award (Colorado International Activism Film Festival) Best Director (AltFF) Audience Best Film (International Road Movie Festival) Festival Award ( International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra Crete) Nomination for Best Documentary (Barcelona Planet Film Festival) Best Cinematography (ASFACFF) Social Impact Award (A Show for a Change Film Festival) Social Justice Award (Oniros) Best Mediterranean Award (Lebanon International Film Festival) Best Feature Film (CKF) "EGEO - The Sea for Me" (2018) - Co-Direction together with Vicky Markolefa, Camera & Edit
Best Documentary (Ecology) - Short Cuts Film Festival, Serbia, 2018 Festival Award - Ierapetra International Documentary Film Festival, Greece, 2018 "Of Silesian Streets and German Potatoes" (2007) - Direction, Camera & Edit
Best International Film Biography (New York Independent Film Festival) Best Young Visual Artist in Belgium, (Fotomuseum Antwerp) Clients MINI Italia BMW Universal Music Germany Berlin Classics Médecins Sans Frontières Paypal Ringier Publishing ADAC Magazin Neue Zürcher Zeitung MEDASSET Greece Frankfurter Rundschau Musikexpress Fit For Fun Primagas Journal International Verlag Ketchum Pleon GmbH Düsseldorf TAZ Der Spiegel WWSC GmbH Düsseldorf WWF Greece A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation Ventum Consulting
Interview, Motion Graphic, Corporate Photo, General Photo, Aerial Photo, News Photography, Studio Photography, Product Photography, Corporate Video, Product Video, Social Video, Commercial, Narrative Video, News Video, Music Video, General Video, Documentary
Hogeschool Gent , M.A. Photography S.C.L.
Munich, Germany|Afrikaans, German, Modern Greek (1453-), English, Dutch