Hi, my name is Zisis Kardianos. I’m an amateur photographer – and occasional freelancer – based in the island of Zakynthos, Greece. I studied sociology in Deree College and graduated in documentary photography in the Focus School – both institutions in Athens. I’m passionate about all arts and for thinking creatively. Photography is my obsession along with photo-book collecting and printing.
My photos reflect locales visited in Greece and in various Mediterranean countries and they have been published in Greek and foreign magazines, travel magazines, book covers as well as in various on-line venues. In 2012 I took part in the Athens Photo Festival with a solo exhibition of my series “Off-Season“. Also in the same year my book “A sense of place” was published, featuring b&w photographs of my native island seen through the oblique perspective of a street-life photographer. I am a founding member of the international photography collective Burn My Eye and a contributing photographer of the Millennium photo agency.
What I strive to achieve is the making through my photographs of an imaginary world, where even the most prosaic situations can acquire a mysterious nuance and a meaning different from the one that they carry in reality.
The ultimate goal for me as a photographer is to document and create images that will last a lifetime. I love traveling to places I’ve never been before and meeting new people. I love life and every opportunity to capture it through my lens.