Hello and welcome, :)
I am Damian Ivanovic Hadjinicolaou
I am 34 years young and among other things that i love, photography and printing is some of my passions, i am based inside the historic walls of the castle Nicosia, the last divided capital in the world and with the help of friends and alongside a master artisan printer - photographer we also run a fine art custom print lab and bespoke album bindery.
I have two roles here: first; i am a professional photographer and second; educator on fine digital printing.
I love the energy, feeling and most of all, the challenge i put my self into creating and capturing images.
I love food photography, fine portraits, plants and scapes but my favorite by far is documenting weddings.
I say documenting as this means that i want you to look at your prints and albums and see yourselves,
just as you are; not posed and uncomfortable; only guided when needed.
As a wedding photographer, my job is to document events, moments and every little story in between of one of the most important and vivid days of your lives together; through my eyes. You are hiring me to document and then imprint that story on paper. I take tremendous pride in this task.
I know that the images I create and capture will be among the most cherished things in your lives and shared with pride across many generations to come.Have you ever stopped to think about that? The images you receive from your photographer will be viewed by your great-great-grandchildren.
For that to happen you need a person that cares, is print educated, and understands the importance of printing. What will stand the test of time is your albums and prints. I do not offer wedding packages without printed albums. I do not print in print kiosks. Every print is hand printed and thoroughly checked.Your albums and prints to withstand the test of time have to be printed correctly on quality paper and made with acid free materials.
That is an incredible responsibility cast upon us and in the digital age we now live in.
Personally do not believe in digital files. Why? First; they get lost.
Take a moment and think about that lost usb that broken; stollen; crashed; mobile phone.
Cloud you say? Sure, for now;
Second; every consumer screen portrays colors differently, your tv, tablet, smart phone, laptop, computer screen portrays colors differently.
Third; Its a digital file, full of 0's and 1's.
Call me romantic witch i am, but personally i prefer the feel of fine cotton paper has on my hand
and fine printed images on my eyes, over staring on any screen, even over my much loved work monitor.
Also i do not believe in trends; Beware of trends, they come and go, what looks "different" and "arty" now, will not look the same in 10 years, not even in 5 so think about the Instagram filters and photo manipulation apps you use, yellow and orange skin tones that are not real, they maybe "in" now but so were tilted images; so was red color popping out in a b&w images; so was sepia toning; so was over saturated over pushed HDR images, not so long ago.
How "kool" is that now? I believe photography should be timeless, and for to be that it has to be real and not made.
Yes i also edit, yes i also color, yes i also remove small blemishes but i do not alter color reality.
I believe in my ability to portray pure beauty and not perception.
I am here to capture and preserve moments of a day that is full of emotions and energy of two people joining their paths,
many times alongside with their families and friends. The responsibility is big and i do not take it lightly.
I have been documenting weddings for about 5 years now, and it really is the best.
I get excited to go to my studio and edit so i can find all those important moments in the day
that will keep the memories and story alive so i can share them with you.
Connect with your photographer, if not; then its just clicks.
So here comes the second role; i am more than just a photographer;
I love to share the knowledge i gained thought my experience in printing as a creative and as a business owner.
Knowing that by helping other creatives learn about the importance and technical know how of digital print,
I am impacting people. I take pride in knowing the people I am helping now know more about our craft
and will be providing their clients with images that will stand the test of time and be cherished for generations to come.
I have an incredible job to do and loving every moment of it!
I respect the feeling of privilege you give me by viewing my work and spending your time
considering me to choose me to capture what is important to you,
whatever that is, food styling, wedding day, your business,
a print of your portrait for your mom,a small book of sexy you to give to your other half,
a day of your life, i deal with every case with appropriate care and respect.
Am sure most you that already know me and are reading this; you are smiling, thank you !