Nikos K. Kantarakias was born in October 1976 in Athens, Greece. His family's origins are from the island of Skiathos where he currently spends most of his time.
Raised among his father's oil paintings, canvases, brushes and lots of film slides he started drawing at an early age while he also tinkered with a Zenit SLR camera fascinated by the process of taking a photograph.
From 2002 onwards, his involvement with photography became more intensive and his appreciation of the fine art photography grew through a series of seminars and personal study. He is a founding member of the Visual Poetry photography group, the PhotoMind community and a member of the PhotoCircle club.