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I spent half of my life thinking that a camera was just for capturing family snapshots or recording events. Then came the day when I realized that some people use it to create art. I spent the other half of my life admiring those people's work, convinced that photography as an art was something beyond my reach.

In the summer of 2008 Konstantinos Vasilakis came into my life with a huge bag full of photographic equipment, a vast knowledge of all aspects of landscape photography and a willingness (more like determination actually) to share everything with me. In doing so he changed my life forever and together we set out to make up for all those years wasted in blind ignorance.

"LightScapes" is the result of this on-going journey into the light and to some of Greece's most beautiful landscapes.

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About the Author

Maria Kaimaki
Mary_Kay Chios Island, Greece

I was born and raised on a little Greek island and my earliest and most precious memories are of long days at rocky, isolated beaches and expeditions exploring the few woods of the island.A camera never accompanied me during those moments though. Photography came much later on in my life and changed it forever.

In the summer of 2008 Konstantinos Vasilakis taught me everything he knew about photography and in doing so he opened a door to a whole new way of seeing and appreciating the world around me, a new philosophy and way of life. I realized that up till then I merely glanced and never noticed, never fully grasped nature’s beauty and meaning and its healing effect.

Photography became for me the means to collect experiences and memories. Sometimes I'm able to transform these experiences and memories into a photograph. Other times they just remain as images in my mind. They are equally real to me either way.

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