About

Themis Kaltsidis

I was born and raised in Athens, Greece. Raised amongst noise, packed streets and constant distraction, I became accustomed to it. Earbuds back then were a luxury but I had a pair on 24/7. Music offered me an escape from the world and led me to study audio engineering.
At the age of 22 I started traveling the world, looking for a place to accommodate my anything but ordinary personality. I travelled to London, Berlin and Los Angeles, but still had no place to call home. I’ve enrolled in four universities and dropped out of three. I transitioned to photography and film later in life. Looking back, it was inevitable really, and my background in engineering helped me to learn everything tech-related quick. In 2016 I moved to Los Angeles and started shooting professionally.
I soon developed a rather unorthodox approach in technical lighting. Life in LA stressed me out significantly, so in 2018 I decided to move to Santorini with a sole purpose - to escape the rat race. I was often told that my work is a bit too dark for weddings and that my aesthetic would be a good fit for Scotland or Norway but not for Santorini. I was told that I should focus more on the technical genres of photography like architecture and commercial.
Well, you guessed right, that didn’t bother me. My knowledge in technical lighting and my love for dramatic art helped me create my own signature style.
In 2020 I was ranked among the top 10 wedding photographers in the world and won over 30 international photography awards. (Wedding, commercial, fine art nude etc). In 2021 I took the best drone picture in the world and won WPE. In the summer of 2022, I will be launching my masterclass The Art of Technical Lighting.

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Award List

- Best drone picture in the world for 2021 - WPE
- Top 10 wedding photographers in the world. - Wedawards 2020
- 2nd best creative commercial 2020 - Cosmos awards
- 3rd best fine art nude picture 2020 - Cosmos awards
- 2nd best video editor in Greece - Weva 2020
- Best drone pilot in Greece - Weva 2020
- Second most awarded photographer in Greece
- 40 international photography and cinematography awards since 2019.
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Kind words
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Steffanie Nowak

Nikos Fragomanolakis

Themistocles is an amazing photographer! He was such a pleasure to work with. He was professional and personable, and we instantly felt comfortable with him. He personally delivered a sneak peek of our wedding photos which was the best wedding gift ever! Themis captured our elopement so beautifully! We really fell in love with his architectural eye and minimalist shots. I would highly recommend him to anyone getting married in Santorini. You will not regret it!

A professional & ultra-talented cinematographer/photographer that will do his best for you, to cover even your highest demands. Anything he does is implemented with fidelity and emotional qualities which lead to a distinguished artistic result. Top guy to work with.