Dimitrios Kambouris is a self-taught photographer who has been repeatedly commissioned by publications and public relations agencies to cover high profile events such as film festivals, concerts, and fashion events. Dimitrios' image of Madonna was celebrated as one of New York Magazines most notable covers of 2009. The Creative Cookie was lucky enough to quickly catch up with Dimitrios, during fashion week, to learn more about his photography -- here's what he had to say:
CC: When did you realize you were a photographer?
DK: I worked in a camera store/one-hour photo lab while a student at Bryant High School in Astoria, Queens. Got hands advice from professional photographers, such as Dan Lecca, when they dropped off film.
CC: Advice from Dan Lecca, Wow! How would you describe your aesthetic & what's your favorite subject to shoot? why?
DK: Open up and drag shutter for more ambient light. Celebrity, Fashion, Music/Concert. Like going to events and parties. I go to document people having fun, wearing dresses, and that moment in their lives.
CC: Has being a photographer influenced the way you see the world?
DK: Of course. We’re freezing the moment in time. You can go back and look at it.
CC: I just adore the photo that you took of Madonna in 2009--what was it like to work with such an established American icon?
DK: It was a hard photo to take. I was in the second row in the photo pit.
CC: Getting that shot sounds stressful--what music do you listen to when you're at home relaxing?
DK: Depends on my mood. Classic rock. House music moods too.