Dimitri Presents is our precious new collaborator at the eternal optimist, taking up the creative direction of our various photo shootings and editorials. His talent and ability to adapt in every different project makes us more than happy to have him in our team. Recently he also took up some exclusive articles in the fashion and culture section which he presented beautifully. We asked him to give us a description of himself and this is what he responded; "I prefer walking to flying, I get to see more, get to find what's relevant. I enjoy ordering chaos, but not order-he is not that arrogant. I'd rather use the used. Isn't it all about point of view?Disintegrating is living, beauty is hope". dimitripresents.tumblr.com
Photographers' agent Costas Kokkinos says "I enjoy doing my own photography & video work spending time freaking out with gluten and what is next ". We say that his contribution at the Eternal Optimist with design articles and a lot more offline support in many different sections of the magazine is probably our more wishful collaboration coming true. thisisnotanotheragency.com
D-Fine is an Athens-based styling duo, teamed by Katerina Manolaraki and Christos Kalliarekos. Their ten-year experience in styling and concept making in fashion magazines, fashion catalogues, catwalk shows and advertising campaigns and their professionalism were some of the reasons why we asked them to take up the styling direction in the first video project/editorial Color Me Kubrick. It wasn't the first time D-Fine and the eternal optimist collaborated and it will definitely is not the last. Many more to come soon. www.d-finestyling.com
Antonis Kozakidis is finishing his BA at Central Saint Martins of London and also works as a freelance photographer. His images from different receptions and shows at the Paris Fashion Week were gorgeous. His photographic view is exquisite, we are happy to have him as a collaborator and London-correspondent. antoniskozakidis.tumblr.com
Photographer Constantinos Caravatellis' snapshots have a certain mark that we love in the different photo reports he does for us. constantinoscaravatellis.com
Nectario Karolos Papazacharias is a photographer we wanted to collaborate with in a very long time. We are happy and honored to have our new video project entitled "Color me, Kubrick" made by him, it was a great pleasure for us to work with such an inspiring artist. The Beauty Calendar editorial is also his. More to come soon. chinup-now.tumblr.com
Georgia Tal works for the Italian Vogue and Grazia magazine of Italy. Her style is exquisite and so is her taste. We are happy to host her as our Milan fashion correspondent.
Nicolas Aristidou is our Paris correspondent. He covered most of the shows during the recent fashion week nicolasaristidou.com
Writer, management consultant, and fisherman, Ioannis Pappos comes from Pelio, Greece. A graduate of Stanford University and INSEAD Business School, Ioannis has worked in the US and Western Europe. He recently finished his first novel “Hotel Living,” and contributes to blogs that chronicle life and art on both sides of the Atlantic. He lives in New York. You can read more of Ioannis’ work at www.ioannispappos.com
Brussels-based photographer Jessica Harlon shot the "Fashion is a playground" editorial featuring the Belgian designer duo PIECE OF CHIC.
A photographer whose star is bigger than the stars she is shooting. Her images of Dorothea Mercuri rock big butterfly. www.roula-revi.com
Romain Staros Staropoli was born in Paris in 1976. Fascinated by people, life stories and coincidences. His work is full of sensitivity, movement and spontaneity. Either in documentary or commercial. He likes to say that "Photography is a unique way to capture instants that will never happen again and above all, it teached me to love and observe life".
Milan-based photographer Alessia Campostrini collaborated with our Milan fashion editor Georgia Tal in an editorial with a series of photographs inspired by paintings of renowned painters. We love her.
Photographer Costis Lieros is a man. He is also a true dreamer. And kind of bohemian. His images are diverse and have an inwardness that we adore.
Paris-based animator/illustrator/artist Roberto Prual Reavis created the handwritten eternal optimist font exclusively for us. More of his work coming soon. Love
Manfredi Gioacchini started loving photography since an early age. Prior to studying at the Central Saint Martins College, Manfredo lived in Japan. In London he worked for Mario Testino, as an assistant at his studio. He now lives and works in New York and travels ften in Europe for various projects. He was acknowledged as finalist for "Prix d'Or Photography" and with various publications such as Style magazine, Italian Max, Bon, Drome magazine, he is constantly seeking for new inspirations in his work. We are pleased and honored to have him as a contributor with the first editorial entitled "Toy Factory". www.manfredigioacchini.com
Adelina Dragouni studied psychology and fashion marketing in Milan. Her view over fashion and its industry is exquisite and her multinational references are precious to us and make us more than happy to have her as a contributor.
Kostas Stavropoulos is a young talented photographer who lives and works in Athens. His photographic view is fresh and contemporary. We love the editorials he shoots for us. Check his website here
New York-based photographer Michele Pescione shot the Native captivity editorial. Can't wait for more.
Having worked for years in the fashion industry in London, photographer Efi Zachou now lives and works in Athens. She shot for us the winning participation at the Who's Next 2012 exhibition in Paris. more to come soon!
Dimitra Spiropoulou was born in Athens in 1981 to serve as art-photographer-stylist-Wandering soul. She says "I take photos so as never to forget how much I like taking photos". We say that we are pleased to see her come back in photography and we are happy to host her new works at the Eternal Optimist. Her images of Thanos Kyriakides were dreamy.
Selene Moyano is a Milan-based multidisciplinary artist who searches, creates and constructs moments in images. If you look at her, you cannot tell how distinctive and emotional her images can be. She is a precious new collaborator at the Eternal Optimist. Horray!
Marixenia Davilla is our Brussels correspondent. We loved her first editorial about PIECE OF CHIC Belgian designer duo and we are looking forward to many more.
Christina Exarchou has worked in various job posts in the fashion industry. London-based until recently, she is now spending some time in Athens dancing, dreaming, observing, hugging, loving. We love her photographic view and are looking forward for more soon. check her blog thecuriousfly.blogspot.co.uk
Tatevik Sargsyan is a writer currently based in London, covering art, architecture and culture. With a background in law and public policy, Tatevik's interests lie in cultural policy, public art, urban design and site-specific installations.
Originally a sculptor, Theopsy was first discovered by Romeo Gigli who wrote for his work: "a perfect example that it is the soul that encloses matter and not the contrary." From his real home made bomb displayed as an art object at the Palais de Tokyo, to his large inks and murals, scrolling through his writings, musical compositions and social involvement, Theopsy is considered as one of the key figures of the Greek Renaissance and one of the most prolific and diverse artist of his generation. We are happy and honored to have our first cover/illustration made by him accompanied by a musical composition.
S. Hennigan is a poet, painter and writer from NYC living on the road for the past 2 years. She likes eavesdropping, running and dissenting She enjoys writing postcards, letters and ridiculously long text messages. She is investing in time banks and studying Italian. She is now learning how to enjoy raw foods, ballroom dancing, sitting still, and people who don't like poetry. She is learning to live with less. She would like to make more cognitive leaps before her knees give out. http://about.me/cappa.x
Half Greek, half American Charlie Makkos is an ambitious fashion and portraiture photographer who is never afraid to visually experiment and transform his subjects into vibrant and powerful figures. His portraits of leading figures from all sorts of art and entertainment backgrounds, both Greek and international, include Dita Von Teese, Victoria Silvstedt and Adrianna Sklenarikova, Ian Brown ,THE RZA to name but a few
Munich-based photographer Sylwia Makris is focused on doing fine art photography. She shot the amazing Mon Nox fashion editorial that we hosted. Looking forward to many more!
Born and grown up in athens after the olympics Georgios Voyatzakis he left. Since 2006 he is studying architecture in Milan where he lives. His goal as an architect is to be able to create atomspheres, meanwhile he enjoys creating lighting stuff. Whatever he does for eternal optimist derives from his curiosity about things. His first contribution as our Milan correspondent interviewing artist Claudia Scarsella was only the beggining of our collaboration. Thumbs up.
Photographer Christos Arazos collaborated with the eternal optimist in the shooting with the Greek fashion designers' textiles. www.arazos.com
Iris Malama is a photographer and contemporary art manager who collaborated with Dimitri Presents at "The Food Of The Gods" article in the Culture column of our magazine. We thank her and hope to collaborate again in the near future.
Greek-american photographer Carolina Klonaridou shot part of the Greek designers' textiles editorial hosted in the eternal optimist. Beautiful eyebrows, beautiful heart, talented photographer. http://www.karolinak.gr/
Berlin-based Greek photographer Katerina Drakopoulou shot designer Kostas Murkudis and his new collection for the exclusive interview that he gave us. katerinadelta.com
Photographer Theodore Manolopoulos shot the Mi-Ro designers' textile project in his first collaboration with the eternal optimist. He calls himself a monster. We call him a creative beast themonster1.blogspot.com