About Me

 

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When I was a young boy troubled by the challenges of childhood, I wrote a poem with the sincerity and innocence of youth which I would like to share with you. I love encouraging people to be true to themselves and express those God given gifts that everyone is blessed with for the fulfillment of peace, joy and purpose within our lives, while helping and inspiring our fellow neighbour. Being true to oneself is of utmost importance and takes much courage. From my youth, the serenity, adventure and sheer beauty of the world around me resonated deeply within my mind, heart and soul. What I experienced and felt a need to express found a creative outlet through my passion and love for poetry and photography.

“A persons life is like that of a candle

A mere flame amongst a great many

A flame which within a few heartbeats

Will flicker and die, yet while I burn

Let me burn ever so brightly

For all to see”

An adventurous spirit combined with a love of exploration instilled within me a passion for photography at an early age. Having a deep love for nature, I felt instinctively drawn to the serenity, solitude and natural beauty offered by landscape photography which perfectly complemented my calm, deeply reflective nature. Paradoxically, the vibrancy and diversity of civilisation as represented in town and city life also proved fascinating. To my wonder and delight it always seems that “The more I explore the amazing world that we live in, the less I seem to know, yet the more I’m inspired to experience that which I do not know.”   

The exotic natural beauty of Australia and picturesque brilliance of Europe with its rich history and cultural diversity have provided ample sources of inspiration. Australia is blessed with wild, rugged beauty and vast spaces ranging from mountains, forests, deserts and Ocean that are truly amazing to behold. Alternatively, Europe is historically, culturally and geographically the richest and most diverse continent that I have yet experienced. With a vast heritage influenced by the Classical, Medieval, Renaissance and Modern Eras, it never ceases to amaze me. Photography is a powerful medium that can express visually an individuals’ life experience to manifest something poignant within ones soul. I always ask myself what legacy do I aspire to leave behind, and in what way has my life had an impact on the lives of the amazing people who I’ve been blessed to have experienced throughout my travels. Photographymemoirs – Fine Art Landscape Photography, as experienced through my eyes and footsteps is my personal Odyssey that I would love to share with you.

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”   Socrates

My mission is to celebrate the natural beauty and diverse cultures of the world we live in, through my passion for travelling and building bridges between people via shared experiences and a spirit of mutual dignity, respect and compassion. I yearn to leave something beautiful behind that transcends both culture and time. My inspiration stems from my love for Christ Jesus. Photography, travelling and sharing experiences are merely the vehicles through which this love is expressed.

“The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork”                  Psalm 19:1

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Should you wish to experience more of my work please feel free to visit my website featuring Fine Art Landscape Photography through my eyes and in my footsteps.

 
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206 thoughts on “About Me

    • Dear Victoria, the pleasure and honour are mine indeed. God has blessed me in many ways indeed for which I’m eternally grateful. Sometimes, suffering and hardship enables one if they have the courage, humility and above all free will to give themselves up to God. The process is long, difficult and painful, however necessary such that one’s heart is moulded so that grace abounds within. Thus, we’re able to experience love more fully and in turn love others more abundantly. If we can carry our suffering with dignity and still reflect the capacity to be merciful and loving, then we reflect the source of all that is love…Christ Jesus.
      May God bless you and your family.

      2 Corinthians 12:9
      And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

      • Sweet, Beautiful Konstantine,
        Thank You, so much for this. Whether you realize it or not, you’ve just explained the profound, to me. In today’s environment, I find that declaring the healing powers of Jesus, and God, is all too often confused with organized religion’s fanaticism. Which unfortunately turns many people away from the path. Which is why I enjoy using all the great Masters’ words and teachings.
        Thank You, my Friend. Much Love to You, and reflection, always.
        Victoria

        “To love another person is to see the face of God.” ~Victor Hugo

      • Dear Victoria, thank you for your kind and beautiful words.

        Ancient Christian teaching so beautifully attested to in scripture and the universal experience of the early church teaches that peace, joy and suffering can exist together. This has been sorely neglected in modern Christianity, yet is beautifully manifested in the beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12), which had a huge impact on me and helped enhance my faith, trust and love in Christ. Suffering, if we are willing to submit, is the great teacher of humility. Humility is absolutely necessary for pride to be diminished from oneself such that, the mind, heart, and soul can truly be purified to reflect the source of love through the grace of The Holy Spirit. Thus by inner transformation of the garden of our own heart, we are continually transformed, to be by grace what Christ is in essence, “Love”. This is the greatest lesson that I’ve learned in my spiritual growth; try not to judge, concentrate on the garden of your own heart, culminating a spirit of forgiveness, mercy and love, so that the fruits of The Holy Spirit may manifest in one’s life. Inner transformation through grace, reflects our love for Christ, which naturally leads to an outpouring of love for our fellow neighbour.
        God bless you Victoria

        Luke 9:23
        Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.

    • Thank you for such beautiful words of encouragement; you honour me too highly nevertheless your kind words have brought to me much joy and inspiration, and for that, I am extremely grateful. 🙂
      God bless you in every way.

  1. Hi Konstantine! First of all I’d like to thank you for flowing my blog. Your work is also fabulous! Your pictures and interpretation are really enticing. Glad to hear that your enjoying life. Looking forward to your blog posts! Thanks.

    • Dear Salman, the pleasure and honour are mine indeed for having made your acquaintance. Thank you sincerely for such kind and generous words which you have gifted me, as they inspire the mind, heart and soul. Take great care my friend.
      God bless you and your beloved family.

  2. thank you for sharing your gift of photography! … how inspiring and encouraging! … loved the pictures of Germany … how sweet to find people who find beauty and capture it in such a marvelous way! Keep seeing with your heart … and taking pictures with your soul …

    • Vielen Dank für solche schönen Wörter,
      Dear Heidi, thank you for your beautiful words and insight into what inspires me regarding my passion for Photography. I love, travelling and experiencing the beauty of the natural world, different cultures, traditions, and the people that make it such an amazing journey. Along the way I experience the grandeur and beauty of Creation while building bridges between people based on respect and compassion. Nevertheless, these outward experiences manifest internal grace, and reflect the source of all that is pure, true and above all love…Jesus Christ.

    • Dear Sheri, thank you for your beautiful words of inspiration and encouragement for which I’m very grateful. It’s my pleasure and honour to have met a kind hearted person such as yourself. I sincerely wish you peace, joy and above all a heart filled with compassion and love on your journey through life.
      God bless you in every way.

    • Dear Nicholas, thank you for such kind words which do me great honour indeed. Your encouragement is very much appreciated and I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to look over your blog. Take great care, thank you once again and God be with you.

      • Thank you so much for your kind words also. The honor is all ours. When you visit or blog, be sure to rate, add a constructive critic comment, and we hope for a Follow, as we would like to see how a great artist receives our work, ideas and feelings. See you soon, N.Merrynote

      • Thank you kindly once again Nicholas; your kind remarks and encouragement are greatly appreciated. I will make an effort to critique your blog when I have a chance to look at it in depth. Take great care and looking forward to talking with you in the near future. God bless

  3. Dear Konstantine,
    I really loved you work, i am really honor you stopped by blog and comment on my photographs.
    Wish you all the best and hope to get the chance to visit Greece and take some Photographs.

    P.S Your name seems Greek!!! Does your ancestry is from Greece?

    • Dear Lampros,
      Thank you for such kind and generous words which are most encouraging and inspiring. I would dearly love to visit the Greek Islands and Mount Athos which are absolutely amazing places of outstanding geographical beauty and ancient Christian spiritual heritage.
      I do have Greek ancestry. My parents come from Makedonia, Greece, however they immigrated to Australia many long years ago, so I’m of Greek Australian heritage. I sincerely wish the people of Greece peace, prosperity and above all God’s blessing and love.

    • Thank you kindly for your lovely words of encouragement which kindle my passion from within and inspire me to share that which I love. Take great care, and thank you so much for your generous words.
      God bless you

    • Thank you so much for your kind words. Indeed your beautiful words brought me a sense of joy immediately for which I’m grateful. I feel that a shining light that attempts to radiate peace, joy and above all love is an ideal that is worthwhile living for. After all the way that we relate to those around us defines “Who we are”. I try as best I can to live by the beautiful words “Love thy neighbour as thyself”
      God bless you.

    • Thank you kindly for such wonderful words of encouragement. Your kindness and generosity have put a smile on my face and joy within my heart. The pleasure and honour are mine indeed in sharing that which is so dear to me, my passion for photography as expressed in the footsteps of my life’s’ journey. Thank you so much for all your support and inspiration.
      God bless you in every way.

  4. Konstantine, your words are as beautiful as your pictures. Apparently, they both reflect your soul and God’s light. You’ve done a great job in shining light on me and I look forward to seeing more of your “work”. It hardly seems like work when you get such great pleasure out of it. God bless, Julie

    • Dear Julie,
      Thank you for some of the most beautiful words that I’ve been blessed to have received. They brought me much joy and made my heart rejoice. I’m deeply in gratitude to you for such blessed and inspirational words. I try as best I can to reflect the source of that which inspires me, the purest and most beautiful source of love, Christ Jesus, for He is love. Take great care and thank you once again.
      God bless you in every way Julie

    • What beautiful words indeed. It is me that is honoured and you who have gifted me with a smile on my face that reflects the joy within my heart. I pray that peace, joy and above all the gift of love be your constant companions.
      God bless you in every way.

    • Dear Danny,
      Thank you kindly for such encouraging and inspirational words. It is people like you who give me the inspiration to continue to express and share my passion for photography. The pleasure and honour are mine indeed. Thank you for your support my dear friend.
      God bless you.

  5. Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Your photography is simply amazing! I can’t wait to see more of your website. I love the Socrates quote, and your poem from childhood is very good. Thanks for sharing a bit of your soul. Looking forward to seeing and reading more!

    • Thank you so much for your warm and beautiful words. They really lent wings to my soul. I tend to manifest both childlike innocence and wisdom often in my thoughts and words, as I recollect and reflect on my experiences and purpose in life. Thank you once again for being the person that you are.
      God bless you in every way.

    • Thank you once again for your beautiful words of inspiration. I think to be able to provide someone with joy through words is a beautiful gift, as the mind heart and soul are forever searching for truth, purpose and calm within. I am happy that you enjoyed this simple but beautiful poem. Take great care of yourself and never forget to look at all that is beautiful around us.
      God bless you

    • Thank you forr such kind and warm words which both inspire and encourage me to live out and share my experiences through photography. Take great care of yourself Sofia and enjoy your journey sharing your life experiences with others.
      God bless you in every way.

    • Thank you so kindly for your lovely words of encouragement; they are so much appreciated. You do me great honour with your nomination. Personally, the honour comes from your thoughts and words which are enough in themselves. Thank you once again and take great care of yourself.
      God bless

  6. Thank you for your kind words on my blog. 🙂 I really enjoy your photography, and your writing, which is rare for me (I have something of an aversion towards poetry nowadays but I still enjoy your work!). Keep being the wonderful person that you are, and keep those photos and poems coming! All the best from Vienna. 🙂

    • Dear Tina, the pleasure and honour are mine indeed. It brings me great joy knowing that you enjoyed my writing and photography both of which are an outward manifestation of my mind, heart and soul. Thank you also for your kind and warm words which are very much appreciated. Take great care of yourself.
      God bless.

  7. I have nothing amazingly intellectual to say and don’t come with big fancy words…but…from the simple spirit I have, I say WOW!…your pictures truly took my breath away. Thank you…God Bless you. He is everything we are and indeed in ALL we do!!

    • Thank you dearly for your kind and heartfelt words which bring me much comfort and joy. Christ is indeed the wellspring of all that is pure and beautiful and His grace is reflected in every gift that we are blessed with. I am glad that my photography has given you moments of joy. Take great care of yourself and thank you once again for your kind words.
      God bless

    • Dear Charles
      Vielen Dank für Ihre freundlichen und großzügigen Wörter.
      Thank you kindly for your kind and generous words. I’m extremely honoured by your compliments as I have great respect for you as a individual and talented photographer. To be quite honest your generous words and kind thoughts are of more value than any nomination. I sincerely thank you merely for thinking of me. Take care my dear friend.
      Konstantine

  8. Hello Konstantine..
    what an elegant works you have here.. i love all your pictures, and your beautiful beautiful words.. thanks for visiting my new blog. i made that one for my future project btw. i will stay in Kalimantan for two months. you hv to visit Indonesia sometimes.. we have many amazing landscape you’ll love.. 🙂

    warmly, Putri

    • Dear Putri,
      Thank you for your kind and generous words which do me great honour. I am glad that my photographs and words were able to shine some joy within your heart. I sincerely wish you all the best on your inspirational journey. Take great care and thank you once again.
      God bless you

  9. The most beautiful and open of introductions/ ‘about’. It’s an honour to journey through your eyes, thereby catching glimpses of heart and spirit too 🙂

  10. Just re-reading about you again (???) and noticed the scripture quoted about God’s handiwork. Only in the last few minutes I was reading some notes on His workmanship and thought you would like to see them – “Ephesians 2:10 and Romans 1:20 – poiema, here translated ‘workmanship’, is translated ‘things that are made’. These are the only two occurrences of this Greek word from which we get our English word ‘poem’. Thus, both the created world and the redeemed world are great divine ‘poems’ written by the Creator.” (Henry Morris Study Bible). From one poet to another (us), isn’t this a beautiful thought!

    • Very interesting though I’m not at all surprised. Greek is quite poetic in structure and gives such beautiful meaning to prose. Thank you for this wonderful insight. Poetry is indeed a beautiful gift bequeathed to mankind.

    • Dear Mark,
      Thank you kindly for your comments which are both inspiring and encouraging, especially as they come from an accomplished photographer as yourself. I’ve had a look at your photography which I must say is quite striking, so please allow me to also say that your photography is quite astounding and displays true and rare talent.
      God bless

      • Hi Konstantine, Thank you very much for your incredibly kind comments, it’s probably the most flattering one I’ve ever received. Quite frankly I’m very critical of my own photos so I’m always surprised when I get a “like” or follow. Looking forward to seeing more from your blog.

      • The pleasure and honour are mine indeed Mark. Being self critical of one’s photography is a good thing as long as it inspires ones creativity instead of stifling it.

    • Dear Nin,
      Thank you kindly for your lovely words of encouragement which honour me too highly. I looked through your beautiful blog; a smile crossed my face and my heart was full of joy
      God bless you in every way

    • Dear Lydia,
      Thank you kindly for contacting me regarding my photography. At present I’m located on the other side of the world and quite preoccupied. Nevertheless, perhaps one day we could work together for our mutual benefit. Presently however I would have to decline your generous offer. Thank you for your consideration.

      Kind Regards

      Konstantine

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