About us

OUR STORY

After working for several years individually in the industry, we decided to combine our photographic forces to create something unique and whole.

Partners in life and partners at work it’s for us a privilege, as we share the same vision and the same passion in our everyday life.

THE TEAM

Constantine Maximiadis

Inspired by digital artists and photographers at a young age, I enrolled in the Leica Academy of Athens in 2010, where I got my Diploma in Creative Photography by Global Leica Akademie Greece. 

In 2014 I moved to the UK, where I studied Photography at the University of Plymouth while working closely with fellow photographers in order to understand more about the technical aspect of photography. After receiving my Bachelor’s Degree I immediately started my freelance career in the UK and abroad. 

In September 2019 I traveled to Asia for a period of three months via “Worldpackers”, crossing India, Vietnam, Thailand and Burma. This journey helped me discover my passion for street and travel photography and opened my eyes to new creative horizons.

I’m currently residing in Sardinia, Italy, where I co-founded E-light studios and Mokastorie with Sara Montalbano, taking assignments worldwide, always happy to discover new places and new cultures.

Street photography portfolio @cmaximiadis

Sara Montalbano

I have a photo of a 3-year-old mini-me holding a toy camera. I remember that before the age of 9 my attention was turned exclusively to images of animals and nature. With the arrival of the first telephones with cameras and the patience of my friends-relatives-acquaintances and anyone in possession of one of those phones – I began to spend hours with a new pastime that I loved so much: taking pictures of the surrounding world.

My passion became my profession in 2010 after years of dedicated self-taught studies from books and famous photographers autographies and biographies.

In 2012 I moved to Oxford, UK, to work alongside professional photographers to learn more about the technical and the business side of photography. 

In 2013 I traveled to Indonesia to work as  photographer in Femina Group (leading lifestyle company in the creation of content on fashion and beauty) for two months. During my stay I discovered a strong passion for travel photography.

Between 2014 and 2017 I traveled all over Europe to work as freelance photographer specialising in portraiture and advertising photography.

In 2018 I moved to London, UK, to create content for creative and fashion agencies.

In September 2019 I traveled to Asia for a period of three months via “Worldpackers”, crossing India, Vietnam, Thailand and Burma to update my travel photography journal.

I’m currently residing in Sardinia, Italy, where I co-founded E-light studios and Mokastorie with Constantine Maximiadis, taking assignments worldwide, always happy to discover new places and new cultures.

My goal is to show the inner beauty of the people I meet along the way through the creation of portraits that express part of their life and their soul.

Portrait portfolio: @saramontalbano

Travel photography journal: @travelphotographyjournal_


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Cagliari, Italy | Athens, Greece

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