Our photographs

Me and my wife we love photography. We love to shoot anything with any camera we’re holding at that moment. We know that moments are unique. We live them once in our life time. No moment is repeated. That’s it. Once. You have it or you lose it forever. So, we agreed always have our camera with us without lugging our whole photo bag or a tripod around like a tourist in our own town; just have our camera body and one lens handy.

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This is Mercer street NYC just few hours before Sandy hit!
On the street was just me and my wife! Sunday morning is quite unusual 🙂

We took some pictures in the day Sandy hurricane was approaching NYC. It sucks walking in the street and seeing something awesome and not having my camera with me to capture that perfect slice of time!But I had it at this particular moment. And you can see Mercer street empty just a few hours before Sandy hits.

This is a street photography and I believe street photography is all about photographer’s vision for the streets and people’s lives. Satoki Nagata the photographer from Chicago said: “There is no debate between candid or posed. Portrait or not. Not about “decisive moment”, wide lens or not, not about DSLR or rangefinder, hipshot or not, prefocus or not. These debates are meaningless “details” and useless to make better images. Related with other genre, street photography is the one with no constraint.” But there is just one question to be answered; what the photographer’s vision to the world is. Because the street IS our world we’re living in. If the photographer has no vision, image becomes nothing more than snap shot.

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I took this photo some time ago in West Village fire station. It’s just an iPhone shot! Nothing special. But I loved the color!

My wife was born in Greece and we return often there. Greece is a magic place to shoot! Sometimes I think that I have to shoot every second that passes by. It is amazing place to discover your vision. Your real photographic talent and a way to approach humans in every day life. The Greek islands are very famous and unique. Many photographers want to go there and shoot the hell out of them. There are just …right. We were in Santorini couple of years ago and we took over 3000 shots. We just kept the good ones. They were about 2987! It is amazing that you can’t erase a thing. But as “photographers” that we beleive that we are unique individuals we see the world differently than anyone else (well, everyone with a camera in hand has to beleive that) we selected about 250. After each shoot me and my wife, Maria, come back and look at our images and talk about what we could have done better and what worked.  It’s exciting and inspirational not to mention fun! The Santorini experience was the most difficult one.

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The famous Santorini sunset. We couldn’t miss that. This is a shot selected among 119 others.

I don’t do it for money …yet. It started as a self-expression. And still is. I recently shared an auction platform, eCharta, that you can sell paper items ONLY! I now have a Store with paper collectables. I’m going to upload my picture too. Soon. In this blog I decided to post our every day shooting experiences and I see how it goes. I’d love to hear your comments and your suggestions.

Cheers

Primarolia

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52 thoughts on “Our photographs

  1. Love your philosophy of life: We know that moments are unique. We live them once in our life time. No moment is repeated. That’s it. Once. You have it or you lose it forever.

  2. Nice picture of the island Santorini (or Thira), a place that inspired me to finish my study photography. Petros, a Dutch man, who lived there for more than twenty years told me to ‘watch the world with a knowing eye’. Thanks for bringing back those memories.

  3. Great shots, I love your philosophy.. I’m leaning more towards street photography these days. I’m also on blipfoto.com which is a great site; you upload one photo a day just as you talked about doing at the end of this blog entry. Quite a challenge some days but it’s fun; check it out!

  4. “We know that moments are unique. We live them once in our life time. No moment is repeated. That’s it. Once. You have it or you lose it forever.” Perfect. And your photo of Santorini makes me want to go there. I always thought there would be too many tourists…but maybe…I’ll go anyway.

  5. I enjoyed reading your thoughts on photography. I waffle between liking to capture all images I see or to enjoy moments without the camera between me and “them.” I see much differently in each way. Thanks for visiting.

  6. Thank you for visiting my blog, it brought me here!
    Great words and brilliant pictures, I love the Santorini sunset, there is something magical about a sunset and your photo captures that for me.

  7. Also, I’ve been to Greece many, many times, and I really love Greek Islands- they’re magical, but Santorini has a special place in my heart, because that was our honeymoon trip- thanks for sharing your photos with us. Keep up the great work

  8. Sometimes it’s a bit of a curse to “see”. Am getting quite picky now and shoot far less then I used to, and I’m getting great at deleting, too 😉 But it’s so true, photos capture a moment that already means something to the photographer, for whatever reason. The audience has to decide what they make of it. Love your background by the way 🙂

  9. Thanks for liking my “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place” post and, by so doing, introducing me to your site with its capture the moment philosophy. I especailly loved your Santorini sunset photo. I’ve never been there, but this reawakens my interest in a visit there!

  10. Love your photo especially of Santorini – I see quite a few in Camera Club but this beats most of them.
    So interesting to capture New York – this seems to have been a decisive moment!

  11. My wife and I travelled to Greece just after the last Olympics. At the time I thought that the single camera chip I had would have sufficed. We wound up buying 3 more chips- shot 400 pics in Greece… 400 more on our accompanying Rome visit. Then again, I get carried away with a camera wherever we go. Thanx for sharing your blog and for visiting my site as well. Have a wonderful day.

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