The Photographer

Mike Papandonis


“Photography is not just your camera, lenses and filters. Photography is emotions, feelings and capturing the moments you are living the best way possible…”

My name is Michael Papantonakis (Μιχάλης Παπαντωνάκης in Greek) and I live in the beautiful and traditional village of Elounda. I started photography as a hobby on December of 2012 when I got my first DSLR, a Nikon D3200. Of course I had a form of experience with lots of compact digital cameras in the past but the quality of the pictures taken by a DSLR captivate me. Soon I found my self shooting everything I could find and organizing little trips, mostly as an excuse to shoot more!
It takes time to find the perfect photo and it will take more time to find the perfect you. Photography is not about your gear, sure if you are a professional photographer then quality matters but people take great photos just using their phones. Great photography for me is emotions, feelings and capturing the moments you live the best way possible. Memories…

Recently I got a brand new Nikon D750 and a new set of lenses. I believe I reached my former camera limits and it was a time for a change.

I hope you feel my photos and enjoy them as much as I do.