Philippos was born and raised in Crete, Greece.
His passions either for photography or with the sea and the marine life started from his early age. Nowadays, as an enthusiast diver and photographer, the combination between them was unavoidable.
He loves photographing either marine life or humans in the aquatic environment, while, over the sea level, he loves making portraits and conceptual projects. Philippos explores the seabed with his camera and through his lens, gives us magical moments from species and places that are not easily seen.
Many of his photos have already been published in media, worldwide photo magazines, famous websites and scientific articles.
In 2017 in the International Underwater Photography Contest held in Belgrade, (ADA Οpen IUPC 2017), Philippos won the 4th place in ambient category and the 5th in macro category. On May 2017 Philippos presented us his first solo underwater photography exhibition with the title “My Greece” in Basilica of Saint Mark in Crete, with sea species photographed exclusively in Greek seas. His second exhibition with title “Kyklos”, followed, under the “Tehni kath Odon” photo festival, organized by the municipality of Heraklion. He has also participated in several group photography exhibitions in the past.
Currently, “My Greece” photography exhibition is permanently hosted in the Natural History Museum of Crete and as Philippos says, it is the greatest honour for him, until now.
Philippos studied Ichthyology. He is also a certified EANx diving Instructor and underwater photographer of IANTD.
As a defender of the effort to protect the environment (illegal fishing, global warming, unexploited use of plastics, etc.), Philippos as an Ichthyologist, is a member of iSea research team and often takes photos on behalf of Greenpeace Greece.