...So..It’s 1997 Johannesburg, South Africa and I had spent the last 8 years shooting portraits of Katie and now the big test..my first wedding.I was way more nervous than the bride and of course I didn’t sleep the night before and being way before the digital era I had to wait for another 3 days before the proofs came back from the Lab..I must have lost at least 2 kg in the interim.I was hooked though..I knew that is what I wanted to be..a wedding photographer.I am usually such a monkey mind not being able to concentrate on any subject for longer than 5 minutes.I love how I can shoot for hours and be totally focused on what I am doing.
The quote below sums it all up for me…
“If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.”
– Eve Arnold, Magnum Photography
Just George…Yes..but why?
I was the shyest kid in primary school..
I was one of the biggest kids in High School.
Convinced Mom to buy me a camera.
Discovered girls and dropped the camera.
Came to the Greek Islands for the first time.
Met my wife Katie and pulled out the camera again.
Studied Marketing to prevent Dad from having a hernia.
Went to the army minus 5kg.
Proposed to Katie.
Danced my first and last zeibekiko on my wedding day.
Moved to Greece.
Opened our Studio.
Had our daughter Joye.
Went to Vegas to attend a seminar, but didn’t gamble.
Had our son Michael.
Trying to convince my teenage kids that 2 am on a Saturday night is not early.
Still deciding what I want to be when I grow up..."