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Photography as a Hobby and Pleasure

March 11, 2009 by · 1 comment

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the photographer Costas Kaounas

Why did you choose photography as a media to express yourself?

I started taking pictures back in 1990 with a Russian Zenit 12xp camera and kept shooting analog since three years ago when I bought my first dslr, but I didn’t quit analog photography.

circus horses
Circus horses

What do inspire you the most for taking photos?

As a child I liked drawing and painting. As an adult I think that photography is direct sequence to it.

on the road
On the road

electrical storm
Electrical storm

the entrance
The entrance

What do you think about art as a part of modern man’s life?

Generally I like art such as painting and theatre, but I can’t say that it’s a necessary part of modern men’s life. I only know what I like…



What are you getting from photography?

Photography is just a hobby for me and I’m getting a lot “click” pleasure in it, but I admit that I must be in some mood to take pictures. That’s why there are periods when I don’t take any shots.


straight ahead
Straight ahead

urban sky
Urban sky

Do you have favorite subjects to take photos of and why?

I like natural as well as urban landscapes and I try to comprehend the human presence in my shots, but usually I don’t like snapshots. Sometimes I play with textures, just to enhance some atmosphere in my shots, using digital processing.

sepia tree
Sepia tree

something blue
Something blue

About the photographer:

His name is Costas Kaounas and he was born and lives in Greece. He is 41 years old and has two kids. He works as a school teacher, teaching physics in high school.

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