With a backround of studies in art and graphic design at Central St Martins College of Art and London College of Communication, Despina worked for a number of years in advertising agencies and as a freelance graphic designer, before venturing into photography. Her life and travels across different countries around the world sparked her enthusiasm to start capturing with her camera the fascinating places and diverse people she came across. It was at that moment that her passion for photography began.
Traveling is a great source of inspiration for her. She is always in the lookout for new places that will excite her and offer her the opportunities and inspiration to capture a particular setting or life scene and through her editing process give it meaning and emotion. With her photos, she finds the means to express the way she sees and interprets the world around her. Her aim is to create beautiful portraits that reflect a person's unique personality and photos that tell a story, evoke a certain feeling and convey the beauty and mystery of life as she sees and perceives it through her lens. The ways in which the use of post processing can intensify and transform a photograph fascinate her and she uses it to add her personal touch to her images.
Her photos are decorating homes and hotels across Europe, the USA and Japan.