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8 Brilliant Photographers you must know today

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Brilliant Photographers you must know

This is a collection of the worlds best, talented and brilliant photographers of all time. These photogrpahers used their talent in such a way that they have created a unique style and inspired other young photographers to follow this passion. Some them are: Eugenio Recuenco, Tim walker, Irvin Penn, Jean Paul Goude, Nick Knight, David la Chapelle, Erwin Olaf,  Paolo Roversi..

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Eugenio Recuenco
Country: Spain
Born: May 8, 1968
Style: Cinematographic & Pictorial

Tim Walker
Country: England
Born: 1970
Style: Extravagant staging & Romantic motifs

Irving Penn
Country: United States
Born: June 16, 1917
Style: Ethnographic

Jean Paul Goude
Country: Paris
Born: December 8, 1940

Nick Knight
Country: United Kingdom
Born: 1958

David La Chapelle
Country: United States
Born: March 11, 1963
Style: Hyper-real & Slyly subversive

Erwin Olaf
Country: Netherlands
Born: June 2, 1959
Style: Daring & Provocative

Paolo Roversi
Country: Italy
Born: 1949

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Graphic Stories Cyprus 2016

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Graphic Stories Cyprus

The “Graphic Stories Cyprus” is back again on February 2016 for 3 days(26-28).
After the successful meeting last year in Nicosia, we will have again the great opportunity to attend this beneficial event. For the creatives and designers that didn’t make it last year this is your chance to go!

It is a great opportunity to meet various creatives from different culture backgrounds, share opinions and experiences in the creative field. Sharing and learning it is vital for designers, as it will help us improve and give us a different perspective on how we see and judge things. Also Graphic Stories Cyprus offers lectures and creative workshops so that creatives can learn something new and improve their skills.

For those who are not familiar with this event, the Graphic Stories it is an annual event started last year. Graphic designers from cyprus and foreign countries can meet, interact, exchange opinions and ideas regarding the field of visual communication. Their goal through this annual event is to promote the value of visual communication to the public.

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6 reasons when & why we should do free design work

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“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

Some designers have a taboo working for free. They believe it’s a negative thing to do and it’s a waste of time. It all depends on how you perceive it. As with all things there are positives and negatives. I am not suggesting that you should always do work for free when a person/organization/charity asks you. Start recognizing the people that they want to take advantage of the free design work. You must always be selective and make your research about them. Giving makes us feel happy. When people/designers are happy they can really be creative, motivated and inspired.

Studies by sociologists Brent Simpson and Robb Willer, have advised that when you give to others, your kindness is likely to be rewarded by others in the future and sometimes by the person you gave to, sometimes by someone else.

So how artists/designers can benefit from offering free design work?

1.Understanding & Communication

By offering your services for a good cause to charities or organizations you can be aware of many issues that happening in todays world. When you are more aware of how things are, you will have more understanding towards people. Understanding creates good communication. When you have good communication you will have satisfied clients.

2.Build a good name

Designing for a good cause it will help you build a good name around your image. You will show that you don’t care only for the money, but you also care for offering to the community. People like and appreciate good gestures and it is easier to gain their trust.

3.Showcase your work

What a great way showcasing your work and get exposure. There are so many good designers out there. You have to find all possible ways to stand out so more people can get to know you. Furthermore you will feel proud and satisfied with yourself when you see your work out there. You will gain more confidence, even if it’s done for free. Here is a recent example of a free design work I did for the Sirus Dog Sanctuary that I am really proud of.

4.Practice your design skills

Many designers might have been inactive for a long period of time. It is a great motivation to start refreshing your skills again. Most of the times this kind of design work doesn’t have a lot of pressure from the clients because it is done for free, and it will be easier for you to design.

5.Portfolio work

A new opportunity to add new design work to your portfolio. Updating your portfolio it’s crucial for all creatives. You are showing that you are active and creative. But…don’t make an update to your portfolio and put something average on it. It must be shown through your work how much you really love what you do.

6.Contacts

Meeting new people and building new contacts it is very important in all fields. Not all the people you meet are beneficial. You have to choose wisely where you give your contact details. You might get some future clients or design work through those contacts.

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T-shirts for Sirius Dog Sanctuary

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Sirius Dog Sanctuary T-Shirts design

I was always visiting the sanctuary when i got the chance because I am a dog lover . I really admire the people/volunteers of the sirius dog sanctuary for their amazing and inspiring efforts to help the stray animals. I always wanted to help in any way i could.

A year ago I had the chance to do a small design project for sirius. They wanted to design t-shirts. The aim of these t-shirt designs was to bring awareness to more people about the dog issues and to help rising money for the sanctuary. I have designed 3 t-shirts.

  • PROUD PARENT OF A RESCUED DOG
  • POOCHIE MAMA
  • ADOPT-FOSTER-SPONSOR-VOLUNTEER-DONATE-EDUCATE

I am proud of seen my work out here and knowing that it will help even a little bit the stray dogs in the sanctuary. It feels so good when you do what you love knowing that it s for a good cause and someone will benefit from it. Everytime i see those t-shirts i really want to shout I AM THE DESIGNER 🙂

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Sailor Moon Bow Collection

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Sailor Moon Red Bubble Collection

I am happy to announce my first Sailor Moon bow collection. Due to the fact that I was working full-time & freelancing at the same time, it took me few months to finish. The collection it is featuring in RedBubble website. Various of products are available for purchase. You can find the colleciton here SM Bow collection. Products like tshirts, mugs, bags, pillows, stikers, phone cases e.t.c.

SailorMoon is a very famous Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Naoko Takeuchi. It was originally serialized in Nakayoshi from 1991 to 1997.

Why I have chosen this anime?

The reason I have chosen SailorMoon to work with, it is because I am a big fan since I was little & grew up watching these anime series. SailorMoon have influenced me a lot as well as my design work/art.

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Beauty retouching for Theo Albanis

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Beauty retouching for Theo Albanis

I’m so excited because i’m retouching Beauty photos taken by the London based greek photographer Theo Albanis. Theo is one of the creators of “Train to create”  workshops based in London. We met when i attended the “Natalia Taffarel Retouching Master Class” July 2013.

Theo its one of the few Kindest , Sweetest , Amazing and Creative persons I have ever met. I am really grateful that i met him. He has given me the opportunity by trusting me to retouch (apply all what i have learned through the Natalia Taffarel Conference/Workshop ) his recent beauty photoshoot. Thank you Theo mou 🙂

You can find the final retouched photos here.

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VICTIM OF RITUAL – COMPETITION

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VICTIM OF RITUAL – COMPETITION

Recently one of my favorite singers Tarja Turunen announced a competition. The competition brief was get inspired by her new cd cover artwork “VICTIM OF RITUAL”. This is a great opportunity for creative/artistic people like me & my creative team :D. It is an opportunity to show our passion for art!

With the help of my friends Anastasia Vanelli and Cristian Dascălu we recreated an inspired and unique look for the VICTIM OF RIITUAL – COMPETITION  I am really satisfied and happy with the outcome. Thank you Cristian and Anastasia for helping/supporting me and my crazy ideas 🙂

See the final entry artworks here.

 

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NATALIA TAFFAREL MASTER CLASS

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Natalia Taffarel Retouching Series / London 14-16 June 2013

On the 14th – 16th of June I am attending a retouching master class/conference in London. I am so excited for this event. Learning from the most talented, well known and really amazing retoucher Natalia Taffarel its once in a lifetime opportunity. I am very grateful for this opportunity. I am looking forward to meet new creatives and hopefully this will open new doors and opportunities for me as digital artist. 🙂