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Evangelia Theochari,Vassilis Manikas,Dimitris Alexopoulos,Eva Berler,Nick Melistas-Photographers of the Week-Moments Collective


Evangelia Theochari,Vassilis Manikas,Dimitris Alexopoulos,Eva Berler,Nick Melistas-Photographers of the Week-Moments Collective

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Evangelia Theochari


Hailing from the vibrant city of Piraeus, Evangelia's journey into the world of photography commenced with the humble acquisition of a Kodak compact camera, a device that would spark a lifelong passion for capturing moments frozen in time.

Evangelia's early encounters with photography were characterized by a profound connection to her surroundings. Through her lens, she sought to encapsulate the dynamic interplay between the figures of ships navigating the sea and the graceful flight of seagulls traversing the azure skies. Each click of the shutter served as a portal through which she embarked on a journey of exploration and introspection.

For Evangelia, photography transcends mere documentation; it is an art form that encapsulates the essence of life, culture, and creativity. Drawing inspiration from her background in interior decoration and painting, she infuses her photographic compositions with a unique blend of aesthetic sensibility and artistic flair.


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Driven by an insatiable curiosity and a desire for continuous growth,she embarked on a path of formal education, enrolling in courses and workshops at the prestigious Hellenic Photographic Society. Here, she honed her skills in portraiture and artistic nudes, delving deeper into the nuances of visual storytelling and composition.

Throughout her career,she has showcased her work in numerous exhibitions and competitions, both domestically and internationally, garnering acclaim and recognition for her distinctive style and emotive imagery.


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In a testament to her dedication to the craft, Evangelia recently joined forces with the Moments Collective team, led by the esteemed Mr. Tassos Spetsieris, as an official member. This collaboration marks a pivotal moment in her artistic journey, offering new avenues for exploration and collaboration in the ever-evolving field of photography.

As we immerse ourselves in the evocative imagery crafted by Evangelia Theochari, let us not merely observe, but engage with each photograph as a story waiting to be told—a moment waiting to be cherished.


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Vassilis Manikas


Vassilis Manikas, a native of Larissa, embarked on his photographic odyssey in 2008, and since then, he has been on a relentless pursuit of visual storytelling.

Over the last decade, he has made Athens his canvas, immersing himself in its energy and intricacies. His journey has been marked by a diverse array of photographic assignments, seminars, and exhibitions, each serving as a testament to his unwavering passion for the craft. However, it was in 2018 that he ventured into the realm of wedding photography, bringing his unique perspective to immortalize moments of love and joy.


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A pioneer in the Greek photography scene, Manikas co-founded the Photography Group of Komotini and played an integral role in the Center for Creative Photography of Thrace (KE.DI.FOT.) and the Larisa fplus photography group. His collaborative spirit and dedication to his art have seen him participate in numerous group exhibitions, showcasing his distinctive style to audiences far and wide.

His work has graced the pages of esteemed publications such as the cultural magazine "Avlaia," the book "Portraita tis Polis" by KE.DI.FOT., and the magazine "Fotografos." His photographs, a fusion of creativity and emotion, have resonated with viewers, earning him recognition both domestically and internationally.


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Beyond the realm of photography, he has explored interdisciplinary collaborations, including a notable partnership with the musical group Ensemble AIASTROPHOS and composer Tania Sikelianou. Their project, "3 Pictures for flute and violin," showcased Manikas's ability to transcend traditional boundaries, weaving together music and imagery in a harmonious blend.

In 2019, he embarked on another collaboration, this time with the Hrakleidon museum, contributing to the groundbreaking exhibition "Eureka: Science, Art & Technology of the Ancient Greeks." His ability to capture the essence of history through his lens added a compelling dimension to the showcase, bridging the gap between the past and the present.

In recent years, Vassilis has furthered his commitment to photography education and community engagement. His collaboration with iFocus Photo Gallery has seen him conduct seminars and coordinate photography activities, nurturing the next generation of visual storytellers. His role as a presenter at the international Street Photo Festival Phos Athens in 2019 solidified his status as a leading voice in the global photography community.


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Now, as an official member of the international photography collective "Moments-Collective," his influence continues to grow. His inaugural book, "In...Between," curated by Dora Lavazou and published by iFocus Editions, is a testament to his artistic vision and dedication to his craft. Set to be unveiled alongside his first solo exhibition at iFocus Photo Gallery in March 2024, the book promises to offer viewers a glimpse into his captivating world.


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Dimitris Alexopoulos


Dimitris Alexopoulos is one such luminary, a photographer whose work transcends boundaries, inviting viewers into a world where minimalism meets the human form in its most raw and intimate state.

Born with an innate passion for visual storytelling, Alexopoulos didn't merely stumble upon photography; it was an inevitable calling, a medium through which he could express the depths of his creativity and imagination. His journey into the world of photography began with a fascination for capturing the beauty of everyday life, but it was his exploration of nude art photography that truly defined his unique style.


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For him, photography isn't just about capturing what the eye can see; it's about delving beneath the surface, peeling back the layers of reality to reveal the essence of existence itself. His minimalist approach to photography serves as a canvas upon which he paints with light crafting images that evoke emotion and provoke thought.

In his nude art photography,he strips away the distractions of clothing and material possessions, laying bare the vulnerability and beauty of the human form. Each photograph is a study in contrasts, juxtaposing light and form and emptiness, to create images that are at once hauntingly beautiful and profoundly thought-provoking.


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What sets him apart as a photographer is not just his technical skill or artistic vision, but his ability to imbue each image with a sense of timelessness and universality. His photographs transcend language and cultural barriers, speaking directly to the human experience and stirring something deep within the soul.


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Eva Berler


Eva Berler stands out as a visionary artist whose work captivates audiences with its profound connection to nature and the essence of everyday life. Since 2019, she has been actively engaged in the world of photography, delving into various genres such as nature, urban, macro, abstract, and fine art photography. Her artistic journey has not only revitalized her bond with nature but also sparked a profound exploration of her inner self.

Her artistic philosophy revolves around seeking beauty, magic, and poetry in the ordinary aspects of life, crafting what she fondly describes as "my little mundane world." She finds solace and inspiration in the intricate details of her surroundings, believing that what is hidden within these nuances is inherently beautiful, intriguing, and precious. Through her photography, Berler endeavors to share these hidden treasures with others, inviting viewers to appreciate the enchanting subtleties of the world around them.


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For Eva, nature serves as both a muse and a canvas, allowing her imagination and creativity to flourish in a playful and unrestricted manner. Through her lens, she explores the myriad facets of the natural world, from the tranquil flow of water to the vibrant colors of the changing seasons. Her ongoing exploration of the subject of "water" as a natural element reflects her fascination with its various attributes and qualities, offering a glimpse into the timeless beauty of one of Earth's most essential elements.


Evangelia Theochari,Vassilis Manikas,Dimitris Alexopoulos,Eva Berler,Nick Melistas-Photographers of the Week-Moments Collective

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Her artistic accomplishments are as impressive as they are diverse. In December 2022, she published her first photobook titled "Little Miracles" under the iFocus editions, showcasing a collection of her finest works. Her debut solo exhibition, held in May 2023 at the iFocus Gallery, garnered widespread acclaim for its evocative portrayal of nature's splendor. Her work has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions across Greece, including the iFocus Gallery, Blank Wall Gallery, Chania International Photo Festival, Cheapart Athens, Photovision Athens, and Luminous Eye Athens.

Notably, she participated in the collective photo project "Foodprint," which was showcased at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens, further cementing her reputation as a prominent figure in the contemporary art scene. Her photographs have been included in collective photobooks published in Greece and the USA, with one of her images gracing the cover of a poetry collection by Kichli Publishing.


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In recognition of her exceptional talent and artistic vision, she was nominated in the Non-Professional Wildlife Category of the 2023 Black & White Photo Contest reFocus Awards, affirming her status as a rising star in the world of photography.

Through her art, Eva Berler invites us to embark on a journey of discovery and contemplation, encouraging us to see the world through a lens of beauty, wonder, and appreciation. In her photographs, we find not only exquisite imagery but also a profound reflection of the artist's innermost thoughts, emotions, and aspirations. As she continues to push the boundaries of creative expression, we eagerly anticipate the captivating stories that her lens will unveil in the years to come.


Evangelia Theochari,Vassilis Manikas,Dimitris Alexopoulos,Eva Berler,Nick Melistas-Photographers of the Week-Moments Collective

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Nick Melistas


Nick Melistas, born in 1981, is not just a photographer; he is a storyteller who uses his camera to weave narratives from the fabric of everyday life. Hailing from Greece,his lens is attuned to the quieter, often overlooked moments that define our existence. His work transcends mere imagery, delving deep into the essence of human experience found within bustling city streets and serene landscapes alike.

Central to Nick's photographic philosophy is the celebration of the mundane. He finds beauty in the ordinary, elevating seemingly commonplace scenes into captivating visual tales. Whether it's the hustle and bustle of urban life or the tranquility of rural landscapes,his photographs invite viewers to pause and appreciate the subtle intricacies of their surroundings.


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One of his remarkable abilities is his knack for capturing candid moments that unveil the raw emotions and unfiltered realities of life. Each photograph is a testament to his keen observation skills and innate understanding of human nature. Through his lens, even the simplest of gestures or interactions take on profound significance, offering viewers a glimpse into the rich tapestry of human existence.

While his work primarily focuses on Greek cityscapes, his travels have taken him far and wide, allowing him to explore diverse cultures and traditions. Regardless of the setting, his photographs consistently reflect his deep reverence for the universal human experience. Whether it's a bustling market in Marrakech or a quiet village in rural Japan, his photographs capture the essence of humanity in its myriad forms.


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Despite his growing recognition in the world of photography,he remains grounded and humble. For him, each photograph is not just a personal achievement but a shared story—a testament to the beauty and complexity of life itself. Through his work, Nick seeks to bridge the gap between the familiar and the unfamiliar, inviting viewers to see the world through his eyes and discover the hidden narratives that unfold daily.


Evangelia Theochari,Vassilis Manikas,Dimitris Alexopoulos,Eva Berler,Nick Melistas-Photographers of the Week-Moments Collective

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Based in Nafpaktos, Greece, Nick continues to pursue his passion for photography with unwavering dedication. His work serves as a quiet yet powerful reminder of the beauty that surrounds us, often hidden in plain sight. Through his lens,he invites us to pause, to reflect, and to find solace in the simple yet profound moments that define our existence. In a world that often moves too quickly,he reminds us to slow down, to appreciate, and to find wonder in the world's simplest moments.


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