Dimitri was born in Greece but moved to Scotland in 1997. He remembers his first impressions were how wet this country was! Needless to say that his first impression of Scotland simply being one big puddle of dampness evaporated like dew drops in the morning sun as soon as he started visiting the highlands. He was totally overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of Northern Scotland and this, in return, led him to rediscover his fascination with photography.
Like many other photographers he found that after starting a family he no longer had the time he needed to devote to photography, but this eventually began to change as his children grew up. After falling in love with the Scottish countryside he bought himself his first digital camera and this is where it all began. He is now shooting digital, medium and large format film depending on the situation.
What is it that he likes so much about taking pictures of natural landscapes? He likes the feeling of being humbled by the beauty and majesty of locations. He also loves the quality of natural light as it touches every part of a scene, especially during the so called “Golden hours”. Does he have a favourite location? Not really. He is happy to be wherever there is beauty and that can be found all around him.
Some of his work has been reproduced in the Daily Record and he has also had work published in a number of photography magazines and books including Outdoor Photography, Practical Photography, Amateur Photographer, Photoplus etc. He is currently writing articles every month for Landscape Photography Magazine.
In 2010 one of his images (bottom of page) was commended in the “Landscape photographer of the year competition” and was included in the published book and also displayed at the National theatre on London’s South Bank.
Dimitri enjoys his presentations to camera clubs around Scotland and they have been highly successful. He loves sharing his knowledge with other enthusiasts and this drove him to become a tutor on Landscape photography. He now runs workshops via his company “Earth’s Beauty Tours”.
And of course, he always says a big thank you to some people (see below) that he had the pleasure to spend some time with and who very generously helped him (in their own unique way) to expand his knowledge in photography.