Unseen Thessaloniki Greece An Incredible Photo Series

Thessaloniki Greece is a city with centuries of history

Thessaloniki Greece is a place where multiculturalism formed a very special mixture of characters, customs, and architecture. This is evident even today if you look close enough. As I started to take a deeper interest in Thessaloniki’s history, I discovered there is so much that most of its inhabitants do not know. The unknown stories of the city led me to create a series of images, where I present these hidden aspects, in my own way. The creation of “unseen Thessaloniki” helped me better understand this city, that I have made my home. It has made me feel even more connected to it than I was before.

There are nine pictures in the series, each one showing a different location

Each picture is accompanied by a small text with information about the history of the pictured location. For each one of these pictures, I came up with concepts that I thought would help accentuate the place’s unique history and character, using surrealistic and symbolic elements. The location is the main protagonist, while the human presence acts complementary.

I started working on the series in late 2016. As the time passed, I continued my research and planned more photoshoots. The last one was taken in early 2018. All the pictures were shot in and around Thessaloniki Greece. I personally scouted each location and went there for the actual photoshoots.

Most of the pictures I shot with my Nikon D750 and my Nikkor 50mm lens, although the first ones were shot with my previous camera, a Nikon D3100Nikon D3100. All the pictures in the series are self-portraits, so I always use my tripod and a remote. In case the remote fails me, there is a lot of running involved! I also spend quite some time in post-processing, which helps me get to the final result that I have imagined. 

Unseen Thessaloniki Greece An Incredible Photo Series
Unseen Thessaloniki Greece An Incredible Photo Series
Unseen Thessaloniki Greece An Incredible Photo Series
Unseen Thessaloniki Greece An Incredible Photo Series
Unseen Thessaloniki Greece An Incredible Photo Series
Unseen Thessaloniki Greece An Incredible Photo Series
Unseen Thessaloniki Greece An Incredible Photo Series
Unseen Thessaloniki Greece An Incredible Photo Series
Unseen Thessaloniki Greece An Incredible Photo Series

Nicki is a conceptual photographer from Greece living in Thessaloniki Greece with her husband and daughter. You can see more of Nicki’s work on her website, her Facebook and her Instagram.

About the Author

Edin Chavez
Travel junkie, animal lover, troublemaker, daydreamer and a bit obsessed with my camera. Addicted to documentaries, coffee, hot sauce, and blue cheese.
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