- “Photography is “writing with light”. You can write a report about a moment, but you can also write a poem about the same moment. I choose to write poems." - John Makris
The word photograph literally means “writing with light”. You could write a report about a moment, or, you can write a poem about the exact same moment. This exactly is John Makris’ viewpoint on photography.
Born in 1989, John Makris is a professional photographer based in Athens. He studied I.T. but his love for photography proved a greater influence for his later choices. He is a self-taught photographer and through a lot of study and practice he managed to transform his favorite hobby into his current profession. Needless to say, the many seminars he has attended have contributed considerably to his progress. His biggest source of knowledge and inspiration is his mentor, Jerry Ghionis. John’s great love for wedding photography led him to want to share all his knowledge and influence others too about the art of photography. This is the reason why, since 2017 he himself began teaching and conducting workshops in Greece and overseas.
His main objective, a wedding, the couple, family, man… He believes you cannot succeed in a good shot just because you are alert and quick, or because you are fully trained, or you have the latest gear or simply because you have great imagination. He believes it is the combination of all the above that makes a good shot plus realizing that since you are taking photographs of people, emotions are involved. He is positive that the most important ingredient in the success of a photographer is never ceasing to ‘feed’ his aesthetics through observation, study and making continuous progress.
John Makris has been awarded with a number of photography awards in Greece and on a worldwide level. You can check out his awards HERE. He is a Godox Ambassador in Greece, a Fundy Storyteller and Member of WPPI, SWPP, PWS, Fearless Photographers, OneEyeLand, Wedaward, Wedisson and other Photography Communities. On 2019, John had the privilege to be a Judge on PWS Photography Competition along his mentors, Jerry & Melissa Ghionis and other great photographers.