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Konstantinos Giannakis

Even before finishing high school I was attending extra classes of freehand and technical drawing.
After high school I attended in a Private Institute of Professional Training as a Graphic Designer. It lasted two years and, even though it is not regarded as higher education, I learnt many techniques concerning composition, colour, shape and generally I acquired the most important skills who I would use in my subsequent involvement with Graphics, but also, more generally, with the Arts.
During my studies of Graphics I attended many seminars about photography, which was always my hobby, in my spare time I would not miss a chance to take photographs. I learnt the darkroom techniques of developing film and printing black and white snapshots, I had a feeling that what was happening in the darkroom was almost magic: the ability of capturing a moment on paper. I was intrigued and enchanted by that.

The printing of images constitutes one of the most important achievements of human civilization and one of the few occurrences in which a scientific and technological development gave birth to a new form of art. There are photographs who are real works of art, others who witness historical events, photographs who made men weep, or laugh until they wept, and photographs who overturned governments.

Although my photographs and my involvement with photography always were at an amateur, and not professional, level, I never got tired of learning more about it and devote my spare time to it. After school I entered immediately the work market.
Since photography entered so strongly my life, I understood that I must obtain more knowledge about it so that it may become my main profession. I started therefore to think which studies I would like to follow at some University.

So since 2012 I am studying Digital Photography at Ravensbourne College of Arts in London. With those studies I will be able to widen my knowledge and open my mind in regard to photography, but also in general concerning Art.

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