Michael's Bio

Φωτογράφος Μιχάλης Καστρουνής
Born in 1977, Michalis Kastrounis was fascinated by photography from his youth and began taking pictures at the age of 15, when he started working as an apprentice at a εphoto labuntil 1997. Michalis at that time had no idea that photography could be converted from a daily hobby to a professional occupation. Professional photography for Michalis was at its very infancy. He began his free-lance career in 1997 covering various social, political, economical events.
In 2001 he established
his own company , named "PhotoFashion". "……professional Photography had just started," as Michalis remarks."…αit is a daily adventure for me, and I am always amazed by anything unpredicted that comes out". Using state of the art professional equipment, Michalis can produce photos characterized by high quality and exceptional aesthetic. Over the years he has taken numerous photos with many famous personalities among them.

Jobs

As a professional photographer, he takes active part in many big events related with sports, cultural and political life of Rhodes. He has taken numerous photos from European athletic events such as the European beach volley championship in 2004 and 2005 and the European windsurfing championship in 2004 and 2005,big concerts such as Sokratis' Malamas Concert and Vassilis' Papakonstantinou Concert, political and business conventions. Trying to catch up with the latest trends in the world of photography he annually attends to the biggest photo exhibitions ‘‘Photovision’’ 2003 – 2005 - 2007 - 2009.


Awards

Fuji Euro Press Photo Awards 2000

Quality, as one of his corporate core values, resulted to his recognition by "Fuji"getting in 2000 the distinct award of "Euro press photo awards 2000". Since then Michalis always tries to give his work his own personal mark characterized by high aesthetic and great imagination.