About

Hello, my name is Nikos. I am a Professional Photographer since 2004 as well as an advanced Photoshop Instructor since 2011.


Biography

  • 1983 August: Is born in Chania – Greece and lives there until the age of eighteen. He then moved to Heraklion to study in the University of Crete.
  • 2004 July: Purchases his first D-SLR camera, a Nikon D70, and initiates Photography as a hobby.
  • 2004 December: Five months later his hobby turns into a profession. Being an active member of the Photography club of the University of Crete (FOPK), he lands his first job in 18-Thirty magazine and 18-30 advertising company.
  • 2006 September: Eleven coverpages later, he moves to Athens in order to study Photography in Leica Academy. At the same time he works with several clients.
  • 2009 August: Releases his first book b33k, a personal portfolio.
  • 2010 May: Lives and works London, UK for eight months.
  • 2011 May: Launches PhotoshopNow.gr and starts teaching Photoshop in many Greek cities (Athens, Thessaloniki, Patra, Chania, Kalamata and more)
  • 2012 July: Starts writing Photoshop tutorials for FOTOgrafos magazine as a part of his teaching activity.
  • 2012 October: Starts teaching Photoshop and Photography classes and seminars in FOTOgrafos magazine, Low Profile, Athens Art Studio, Athens School of Fine Arts Photo Courses, ‘IEK AKMI, Leica Academy and more.
  • Today: Is located in Athens, continuing his work.

Interviews & Features

FOTOgrafos magazine (Interview on Lighting in issue #243 – July /August 2016, interviewer: Konstantina Gitakou)

FOTOgrafos magazine (Interview on Nude Photography in issue #226 – September/October 2013, interviewer: Konstantina Gitakou)

FOTOgrafos magazine (Cover, Interview and Portfolio in issue #218 – May/June 2012, interviewers: Konstantina Gitakou & Panagiotis Kaldis)

graphic union PORTFOLIO (Featured in issue #13 – July 2011, download issue)

iefimerida (Interview on 2011-04-11, interviewer: Yiannis Baboulias, read article)

fuctART magazine (Featured in issue #9 – March 2011, download issue)

deviantART: Get to know (Interview on 2011-02-15, interviewer: Nicholas Creevy – deviantART gallery director, read article)

FOTOgrafos magazine (Cover and Gallery in issue #191 – November 2009, interviewer: Konstantina Gitakou)

Sky magazine (Presentation of b33k in issue #12 – Fall 2009)

Photo-business weekly (Interview and Portfolio in issue #36, interviewer: Konstantina Gitakou, date: 2009-09-21, download issue)

Digital Camera magazine (Cover, Interview and Portfolio in greek issue #3 – November 2008, download article)


Exhibitions

Chania International Photo Festival (dates: 2019-08-16 to 2019-08-24, location: Center of the Mediterranean Architecture, Chania, organiser: Blank Wall Gallery, co-organiser: Municipality of Chania, supporters: Lens Culture, GuruShots, and Luminar.

Adaptations (dates: 2013-05-16 to 2013-05-26, location: Image Gallery – Athens, sponsors: Pixel on Paper, Image Gallery and Perma Jet)

Cyprus – Crete 2010 (contest exhibition of Photography and Cinematography Club of Chania (lefki) and OTE Cultural Club of Chania, dates: 2011-10-01 to 2011-10-07 in Chania and November of 2011 in Heraklion, location: Sailing Club of Chania and Saint Mark’s Basilica – Heraklion – Crete, sponsors: Sailing Club of Chania and Diktyo FM)

Photo Vernissage 2010 – TREND (dates: 2010-09-10 to 2010-10-02, location: Central exhibiton hall Manege – Saint Petersburg, organizer: Central exhibiton hall Manege and EC REAL, partner: The Russian Union of Photoartists, with the support of: Reuters international agency – Central state photo and film archive of Saint Petersburg – Committee for Culture of Saint Petersburg – Center of Spanish Language and Culture ADELANTE of Saint Petersburg – Consulate General of the Italian Republic – Consulate General of Spain, technical sponsor: Canon)

Lefki 2010 (contest exhibition of Photography and Cinematography Club of Chania (lefki), dates: 2010-09-04 to 2010-09-09, location: Gyali Tzamisi – Chania)

20 years FOPK (retrospective exhibition of UoC Photo club (fopk), dates: 2009-10-15 to 2009-10-31, location: Saint George’s Gate – Heraklion – Crete, invited lecturers: Nikos Economopoulos + Yannis Kontos, sponsors: Benaki MuseumMunicipality of HeraklionOTEMinoan LinesAigean AirlinesLato Hotel and Peppermill)

Fotoskiaseis 2009 (dates: 2009-05-15 to 2009-05-20, organizer: TUC Photo club (fotoskiasi), location: Villa Koundourou – Chania, invited lecturers: Yannis Kontos + Stella Johnson)

Thoughts and Actions (1st conference-festival on drug addiction, dates: 2007-11-09 to 2007-11-11, location: Old customhouse – Chania, organizer: Dimiourgikes Gefires)

Impressions 2007 (dates: 2007-09-29 to 2007-10-14, organizer + location: Leica Academy – Athens, under the 14th international month of photography)

Switch on Photography (dates: 2007-05-24 to 2007-06-24, location: Switch on bar – Athens, sponsors: Carlsberg and SMIRNOFF)

PHOTOgrafes 2007 (contest-exhibition of Photography and Cinematography Club of Chania (lefki), dates: 2007-05-21 to 2007-05-27, location: Gyali Tzamisi – Chania)

All about SEX (dates: 2007-05-07 to 2007-05-30, location: Dasein Bar – Athens)

FOPK – MED (dates: 2007-05-01 to 2007-09-30, organizer: UoC Photo club (fopk), location: Medicine Department of University of Crete)

spring9fest (dates: 2006-05-13 to 2006-05-21, location: Student center of the University of Crete)


Contest Judging

WPV convention (Wedding – Portrait Photography contest, dates: 2015-03-06 to 2015-03-08, organizer: WPV, location: Hotel Life Gallery, Ekali, Athens, sponsors: IconNetGalaios7mpemageManos Siganos)

PWS 3rd convention (Wedding – Portrait Photography contest, dates: 2013-04-05 to 2013-04-07, organizer: Photo Wedding Stories, location: Fenix Hotel, Glyfada, Athens)

PWS 2nd convention (Wedding – Portrait Photography contest, dates: 2012-03-01 to 2012-03-05, organizer: Photo Wedding Stories, location: Fenix Hotel, Glyfada, Athens)

FOTOgrafos magazine (Readers’ Gallery Editor, issue: #191 – November 2009, date: 2009-10-24)


Copyright Nikos Vasilakis © 2004-2020.
To all legal entities: All images and materials found on this website are copyrighted to Nikos Vasilakis; and many of these photographs and artworks are also under legal contracts with 3rd parties that have legal rights and authorisation to use these images. Any users, found to replicate, reproduce, distribute or otherwise use these images without my written permission will be in breach of copyright laws as well as contract laws (for which 3rd parties may take joint action).