Alexandra Chalmpe | Athens | 24th September 2015


For my next bridal fashion shoot I wanted to mix street and contrasting backgrounds. But I wasn’t going to choose just anywhere for the location, I wanted a city with character and that was Athens. With its ruined buildings, graffiti and characteristic architecture, I needed to find the right model to match. The model I chose had to have the right character, with no experience and needed to be Athenian. Well, I’d like to introduce to you Alexandra, a wedding planner in Santorini. Alexandra was so much fun to work with and accepted the challenge of modelling for the first time in the streets of a very busy Athens. We walked from the Athinais hotel to Anafiotika where we found a very peculiar cat who decided to join us for some of the shots. Maybe I am making a statement with this photography, that no matter what we go through in Greece, no matter how much in ruins we are, we are brave and beautiful, just like my model. She was very brave modelling for the first time in city and of course with beauty to match. People watched and stopped…that’s right, traffic would stop for us and smile.

Nikos is the best photographer I have ever worked with and posed for. As I have never posed before, at first I was reluctant to do it,but he is such a pleasant person, amusing ,making you feel really comfortable and that’s why i said YES!
The photos were edited right away and sent to me.
Nikos thank you for this wonderful experience!! – Alexandra Chalmpe, Wedding Planner, Santorini x