I was raised as a first-generation Greek-American, a son of immigrants. These two distinct and fascinating cultures forged my personal perspectives. Socioeconomics, cultural diversity, history, and architecture fuel my intellectual and emotional intrigue; as strong symbolic sparks, these arenas inform my creative process and evolution. My long-term photographic work is rooted in research and probes themes of identity, connection, nostalgia, and isolation.
I am grateful for a wellspring of inspiration from often insatiable curiosity. We live in hurried and frenetic societies broadcasting endless stimuli, inundating our waking lives, inevitably shaping our beliefs—an exponentially-hijacked 21st-century attention span. This endless tangle of information obligates us to discern truth from fiction, tasteful from boilerplate. Photography’s remarkable capacity to communicate ideas and narratives inspire me to embody insight within the frame. My goal is to make relevant and stimulating art, reflecting evolving perspectives and ingrained, palpable awareness.
My springboard originates in the visual arts with a track in design and animation, consummated by a BFA (summa cum laude) from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. I have pursued my fine art full-time since 2006. I have exhibited my work locally and nationally. Venues include the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Grimaldis Gallery (Baltimore, MD); Blue Sky Gallery (Portland, OR); Photographic Center Northwest (Seattle WA); Klompching Gallery’s Annual “Fresh” Show; the Center for Photographic Art (Carmel, CA); and the Houston Center for Photography, among others. My work also resides in many private and corporate collections nationwide including the Museum of Life Sciences, Linked In, T. Rowe Price, Hotel Indigo, and the Veterans Affairs Regional Headquarters in Atlanta.