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Thomas Skouteris

Headshot portrait photography for the international law professor Thomas Skouteris . When it comes to academics, we often think of professors as serious and aloof individuals buried in books and research. But every now and then, a professor comes along who defies those stereotypes, combining a sharp intellectual curiosity with a genuinely warm and approachable personality.
Overall Thomas Skouteris is a brilliant mind and a joyful fellow.

Thomas Skouteris is a Greek/Dutch jurist specialized in international law and related fields. He is an associate professor (tenured) at the Department of Law and director of the Ibrahim Shihata Memorial LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. Before joining AUC in 2008, Skouteris taught at Leiden University (2000-2008) and the Central European University (2013-2014) and worked as a research fellow at the T.M.C. Asser Institute in the Hague. He was also a senior fellow at the European Law Research Centre at Harvard Law School.

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Dimitris Papadimitriou

With the title "Cooking is inner prayer", Gastronomos magazine, host the interview of the composer Dimitris Papadimitriou for the August issue. His portrait photography took place at his home accompanied with the great taste of his recipes and an interesting conversation about his music experiences.

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Music for cinema, theater and television, symphonic works, pioneering actions and vision. The composer Dimitris Papadimitriou It is still thirsty, after forty years of creation, and quenches the thirst of its recipients. With its prestige and consistent attitude, it brings together artists and people with similar concerns, at the same time giving a step to younger people to show their talents. He is steeped in our popular wealth, he owns its secrets and peculiarities, he knows deeply the ways and places of his libation. His folk songs have his "academic" aura, but they are not ossified, that is why they were sung, loved, they were even danced by the crowd, and most importantly, they stayed!
Quiet strength. It has a "plan", earthly, but also transcendental at the same time. Global, cosmopolitan, that is to say "Greek". He becomes a heretic to forge new paths, he becomes a "wrecker" to flatten swampy stereotypes and build new bridges. He loves cooking and has even received professional offers for his performance. So, my invitation for a culinary interview in a meal at his house. Dimitris Papadimitriou is a hospitable host. The space is similar to his work, flooded with unique art objects, some of which have family roots.

Text by Kostas Balachoutis

 

Dimitris Papadimitriou has written symphonic works, pieces for solo instruments and combinations of instruments, music for theater and for Greek cinema (Electric Angel, Revenge, Archangel of Passion, The Tree We Hurt, Victory of Samothrace, Lovers in the Time Machine, The Life One and a Half Thousand, The Light Going Out etc.), for Greek television and for television series in Sweden, France, Germany and elsewhere. The general public discovered him because of television.

Known from the beginning of the 1980s until today for his fine compositions, several of which dressed up well-known television hits (such as Anastasia by Giorgos Kordellas in a script by Mirela Papaikonomou, Don't Be Afraid of Fire, Due to Honor, Life which I did not live, Leni and the Witches of Smyrna), Dimitris Papadimitriou has also collaborated with Eleftheria Arvanitaki in a cycle of songs with the general title Songs for the Months, where he set well-known Greek poets to music.

In 2003 he took over as director of the Third Program and in September 2010 general director of Hellenic Radio[5]. Busy but versatile, after his long-term presence in the administration of ERT radio, he founded the Greek Project, a non-profit organization for the promotion of Greek and not only music[6]. In 2006 he gave a concert in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations Organization on the occasion of the organization's 60th birthday. He was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1958.

 

 


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Georgios Xenos

“We don’t know after all who is really imprisoned. The one outside or the one inside? And what kind of prison is this? Many people out there remain voluntarily incarcerated. So, I would tell you that many times being inside also involves a kind of asceticism. It has a loneliness characterized by greater freedom. So it always depends on the reason for which you are imprisoned”.
Interview to Giannis Padazopoulos

 

 

georgios_xenos_portrait_photographer_athens_greeceGeorgios Xenos was born in Athens in 1953. He studied at the Ecole nationale superieure des Beaux Arts- Section des Arts Plastiques in Paris, during the years 1976 – 1982.
From 1983 to 1986 he lived and worked in Athens. In 1987 he lived and worked in Mönchengladbach, Germany.
From 1988 to 1992 he lived and worked in Berlin, where he experienced the historical events of the Fall of Berlin’s Wall. During this period, he exhibited his work in Winckelmann Museum, Stendal (June – October 1991) and in Pergamon Museum, Berlin (January – November 1992).

Since 1993 he has been living and working in Athens.

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Headshot photography for Lena Manta

Headshot photography of the greek author Lena Manda. She is Greece’s best-selling women’s fiction author of almost 2 million copies of her books sold in Greece and Cyprus alone, and whose books have been sold to Albania (THE HOUSE BY THE RIVER/LOVE LIKE RAIN/COFFEE BREWING ON THE EMBERS/THE LAST CIGARETTE/THEANO, SHE-WOLF OF ISTANBUL), Bulgaria (WALZ WITH 12 GODS), China (WALZ WITH 12 GODS), Italy (THE HOUSE BY THE RIVER/LOVE LIKE RAIN), Serbia (COFFEE BREWING ON THE EMBERS/LETTER OF GOLD), Spain (THE HOUSE BY THE RIVER), and Turkey (THEANO, SHE-WOLF OF ISTANBUL/THE HOUSE BY THE RIVER) as well as World English rights (THE HOUSE BY THE RIVER/THE LETTER OF GOLD (Rights under offer)). She is a true commercial voice to be reckoned with and every new book is a tour-de-force in the Greek publishing world.Lena Manta was born in Istanbul, Turkey, to Greek parents. She moved to Greece at a very young age and now lives with her husband and two children on the outskirts of Athens. Although she studied to be a nursery school teacher, Lena instead directed her own puppet theater before writing articles for local newspapers and working as a director for a local radio station. Manta was proclaimed Author of the Year in both 2009 and 2011 by Greek Life & Style magazine and received the 2016 Public Book Award for Inspirational Heroine for her book ONE LAST APOLOGY. With a charismatic personality that exudes positivity and inspires all who meet her, she is extremely popular in the press as well as social media and Facebook where she is immensely active. Just as her stories and characters captured Greek readers’ hearts, so we believe that they will continue to do the same outside Greek borders. PSICHOGIOS PUBLICATIONS have published 17 of her books – mainly novels. All of them have sold around 100,000 copies each while her best-seller, THE HOUSE BY THE RIVER, has sold over 250,000 copies. Her books have been translated into English, Turkish, Albanian, Italian, Spanish, English, Chinese, Bulgarian, Serbian and Arabic. her book was released in 2001. Sixteen other novels of hers, as well as two collections of short stories, have been published by Psychogios publications. Her books have sold two million copies. Lena's Manta portrait photoshoot took place at her place in Athens.

 

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Dimitra Milona Headshot

Headshot photography for the sailing world champion Dimitra Milona. She started sports at the age of eight. She received her first important distinction in 1993, where she won (as skipper) the Panhellenic championship (Overall, and women) of type 420 boats. In the same year, she also won 5th place with her crew in the Laser II world championship in Lago di Garda . This was the beginning of an impressive sporting career. From 1993 to 2002, she championed in Panhellenic, Balkan, Mediterranean, Eurolymp, but also in global competitions, such as the "Tropheo Princesa Sofia" in Majorca (overall and women's gold medal in the 420 boats). Her journey culminated with a bronze (1998) and a gold (1999) medal at the world championships. Since 2001 she has been serving as an officer of the Navy (Naval Cadet School and NCO School (SMYN)) and lives in Aegina with her family.

 

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Dr. Nikos Vrachnis

Honored to work with personalities like Dr Nikos Vrachnis. The portrait photoshoot took place at his office in Athens.  Nikolaos Vrachnis completed Ob/Gyn training in United Kingdom(UK), 2001. Received postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, Cardiff University, UK. Completed thesis, \”Inflammation and preterm labor\”, at Athens University Medical School, 2005. Currently works as Assistant Professor, \”Obstetrics-Gynecology and Fetal-Maternal Medicine\”, at same University. Has 35+ publications in peer-reviewed journals; wrote or edited 8 books and 20+ chapters in books; over 200 presentations at national and international meetings. Is in charge of Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics(ALSO) course, Greece, and member of ALSO(UK) and ALSO(USA) Advisory Faculties. Recently developed a hands-on Advanced Life Support in Gynecology(ALSG) course. President of Hellenic Society of Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergency and member of the board of Hellenic Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Portraits for for Gonimotita magazine .

 

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Periklis Koskinas

Periklis Koskinas from the age of 19 he travels non-stop "plowing" the continents in search of new experiences, different cultures in England, France, Scotland, Spain, America, Canada, Venezuela, Athens.
Through the prism of the seasonality and locality of the ingredients, the quality, the rules and the limits set by the Greek cuisine, it shaped its techniques, philosophy and course in the world of cooking.
Subtraction and moderation determine his food.
Tireless traveler and uncompromising cook. Philosophical theoretical knowledge and knowledge of the social sciences are considered essential tools for him in his profession. The images of his wanderings, the memory and the man mark his food and not the recipes. For him, cooking is the art of everyday life, it is what is left on the table, after a Sunday meal. In 2014, he opened the restaurant Cookoovaya, in the Hilton area, as a co-owner with 5 other top chefs. Cokoovaya in its fifth year, is still among the top restaurants in the country and full every day.
I had the pleasure of working with him many times and being part of his projects. His headshots portraits follows.

 

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George Marinos

George Marinos is a poet, songwriter and storyteller. He was born and raised in Athens. From a very early age, as a troubadour, he was kneaded in Plaka's bars. He emigrated in the early 1960s with a suitcase of dreams to travel all over Europe. For a long time he stayed in France and Switzerland, to end up in 1965 in Denmark where he started a family and many books. There he worked as a clown educator, for several years, where he also created the "suitcase theater". Many of his books have been translated into Danish and Swedish for children, and have been published successfully in these countries. He has also composed many of his songs, which were released in the Greek discography. To date, he has written 36 short and poetic books as well as theater for children, while his poems are contained in the textbooks of the first and second grade of primary schools. Extremely talented, he has become known as a pedagogue, novelist, poet, composer, while at the same time he worked as a clown in many countries, such as: Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Italy, Switzerland, Catalonia, etc. In this last capacity he has also appeared in children's shows on Greek television. In recent years he has been living permanently in Aegina.

 

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Leoni Thanasoula

Do you have a great story to tell? Did you or your ancestors live a full life that you want to share? Are you looking for your roots? Leoni Thanasoula and her Precious Tree helps you keep and transfer your experiences as a legacy of wisdom and love to future generations.