Lefteris Arvanitis is an artist by nature, seeking beauty and truth in all aspects of his life. He dove into many different creative fields until he discovered photography at the late 80’s. He stepped into this new, beautiful world with much enthusiasm and passion and it was not long before he started combining photography with his deep love for music.The decisive moment in his career was the concert of Bjork in Athens in 1995. He began taking pictures of Jazz, Blues, Rock and Ethnic artists, always looking for that unique moment when the artist is lost in his music, to capture the passion and the power within. His photos always reveal a truth about the musician’s nature and that is what makes them unique.Lefteris Arvanitis work, called “Portraits in Music”, consists of portraits of famous Jazz, Blues, Rock and World musicians in unique moments, and the collection is growing every day. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines and he had a long professional co-operation with the Jazz & Tzaz magazine and has participated in one joint and five personal photo exhibitions.
From an early age, I have been fascinated by people’s creative expression. In my youth, I was involved in many different creative fields, but never felt completely ulfilled. Then, at the end of the 80’s, finding myself with a camera in my hands, I discovered a new world that was full of beauty. At the beginning of the 90’s, the moment came when I was able to combine the art of photography with my other love, music and I gradually started to take photographs at concerts in small venues, until my first ‘big’ concert, with Bjork in Athens in 1995. Since then, I have been present at musical performances and my work has been published in newspapers and magazines. I have a long-standing professional co-operation with Jazz & Τζαζ magazine and have participated in four joint and three personal photographic exhibitions (Technopolis twice, Sani Art Gallery, Cultural Foundation of Tinos twice ,Bacaro Athens Jazz Bar twice and "J&H Vatis" Gallery in Syros). I am continually discovering the power of creativity, not only through my music portraits, but also by photographing weddings and sports events and by taking photographs on my travels, both in Greece and abroad. This page has been created as a way for more people to become acquainted with my work and I would be elighted to provide you with more details.
Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy my photographs.
Lefteris Arvanitis is an Athens City based photographer specializing in concert and action photography
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