Spiros Kakouris

Spiros Kakouris (aka SpirosK photography) was born and lives in Athens, Greece. He loves cosplay photography, but also (dark) fantasy ones and was an avid gamer and anime/manga fan, before life took over. Now he mainly plays games with his daughter. In his free time he writes science fiction short stories, dances tango and travels around the world (though lately only for cosplay conventions ). What he loves the most is walking endlessly in major metropolis of our world (esp. Asian ones)


Country: Greece

How did you get involved with SCG?
A cosplayer-model that I work with, Irene Astral, submitted our photoshoots to SCG for approval and they had a very good reception. The rest is history

Who was your favourite animated character as a child?
Iga no Kabamaru!! (as most people my age in Greece).

Whats are your top 3 photography based film?

What was the first photo you took with your first Professional camera?
Believe it or not, the first photos that I took when I got a DSLR (back in 2009) were actually in one of the numerous cosplay parties that take place in Athens. If you mean the first random photo after I opened the box, just portraits of my family, as everyone I guess

How important is Photoshop in your editing?
A lot. Though I prefer to focus more on the photography side of the equation and I let other people handle the "digital art" side (graphic design, etc) of it.

Who or what would you most like to photograph?
Right now my biggest goal is to travel to Finland and make a timelapse of the Northern Lights. Cosplay-wise, my wish is to make grand-scale reproductions, instead of using photoshop backgrounds and effects, but this requires much more money than I currently have. Still, I always try to do as much as possible in RL, instead of "photoshopping" it in.

Photo shoots