About Constantinos Iliopoulos PHOTOGRAPHY & MUSIC
I was born in Athens, Greece in 1962 and I’m resident of this city. I have studied Economics at the University of Athens. During that time I also studied Music Harmony and Guitar at the Conservatory. As you can imagine, music was my first passion and of course I'm still active as a musician.
By profession I'm also CEO of a commercial company which I founded in the mid 80's.
Although taking photographs from the late 70's, my relationship with photography changed dramatically after a trip in Japan in the mid 90's, when I bought my first SLR, Canon EOS 100.
Since then, I became more demanding from my shooting, my interest in photography grew and very soon I realised that it was the second great passion in my life.
The following years found me to spend a lot of time for experiments, while traveling the world I took great pictures with that camera and Velvia 50.
I soon passed over the point of no return and I decided to become a professional photographer. I upgraded my equipment (with CANON always) and here we are.
The road is difficult especially these days, but as I made it clear, this is a passion – I can’t help it.
Besides photography and music I’m great fan of slalom water ski and tango.
Additionally, I have so many other interests like traveling, movies, computers etc. but my doctor insists that I have also to sleep a few hours per day.
Why am I doing this?
I could say very simply, that I’m doing it because I’m crazy about it.
But I believe that you are waiting something more philosophical here. Am I right?
Ok. There are mainly two reasons.
First of all I feel quite creative and secondly I need to work on something beautiful.
Why did I choose Photography & Music?
Well, I don’t know if I have any talents but I can only create something decent in music and photography.
Why am I shooting mostly themes from Greece?
That simply happens because I’m Greek.
No! No! Just kidding.
I believe that the theme for a successful photograph has to be interesting and not just beautiful.
From this point of view, Greece is objectively a spectacular country with so many interesting landscapes and monuments with great history.
But I suppose that you already know this.
Furthermore, I'll be very proud if I can promote my country by presenting all of these treasures.
It’s true that I could stick to this monologue for much longer but I’m afraid that the passion of writing will be added to my already extended personal collection.
So, that’s enough with philosophy.
I hope that you enjoy my photos and music and if you do please let me know. It will give me motivation to spend more hours composing or chasing better photos.