John Tsilidis

February 15, 2014 by R A Z G O


PHOTO Interview

Photographer Name: John Tsilidis

Age: 45

Birthday:  21-07-1966

College: Elec. Engineering, Seminars in Photography

Favorite Color:   Blue

Favorite Book:   Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Favorite Movie: The Hero, Sin City, 6th sense

Favorite Food:    pasta, chicken food’s


For how long have been in photography?
I became as amateur before 25 years but late 5 years now I am working as a semi -professional. I still like to declare myself as an amateur because I like to enjoy this trip and I am not intent on arriving!

How did you start?
For my point of view, Photography is the art to “freeze” moments. I realized that when I bought my first camera and saw the world with a different way through the viewfinder. As a professional I start with my love to the femininity and the women beauty. I had a friend who she was a professional model and ask me for my first shooting. She likes my work and she proposed me to involved with the image industry and here I am J

How would you define yourself as an artist?
I am alternative photographer. I like Fetish, glamour, pinup and Gothic themes.
I am making focus on unusual and different people. Especially on people who likes art. My favorite models are the next door girls!  Girls who are different and they need to tell theirs secret in my lens. Many of them became performers and alternative models.

Where do you find inspiration?
What’s inspiring me is to “steal” strong, powerful and unusual moments. That’s why I love to work on special parties and events.

Is Brainstorming  not the only creative method  use to create new concepts?Absolutely not. Actually I never capture a concept with brainstorm method. It happens everyday and everywhere. I use to write down my inspiration immediately.

Please could you tell us about photography and digital technology?
That goes together in our days. I am from those who believe that the creativity of the old dark room can be reached today with the Photoshop.

What type of camera do you use most?
Dslr and some time my old medium format camera.

What is your favorite lens?
24-70L/2,8   and 70-200L/f2,8

What has been your most memorable assignment and why?
Some special fetish events because I wish to be there as visitor and not as photographer lol J

What are your favorite three images you have shot recently?
It’s more than three! I have the same problem all the time. I can’t choose among my favorite pictures.

How important is an awesome website for your business?
Very important in our days! For everybody and not only for a photographer.

What’s the most important quality a photographer needs to have?
He must be able to “see” beyond his eye’s . A photographer become an artist when his camera is the extension of his mind.

Did you work for international brands? Which ones?
Yes I did some times with local branches for Demonia, Pleaser, AMF corsets and some other in fetish industry. I cooperate with big fetish scenes like, Miss Rubber World NYC, Fetish Ball WDC etc. Magazines like Massad, Skin Two, fixe magazine etc.

Did you work with Top models? How was your collaboration with them?
With some of them in fetish industry. Not with regular Top models were everybody knows. All of them are really polite and professionals.

Which of your projects has given you the most satisfaction?
It’s more easier to count which are not ! I think what gives me the most satisfaction in a concept is the ability of the model. A model with minor attitude can destroy everything.

List of your clients?
Models, branches and magazines as I mention above.

Best and worst experience?
Best experience for my lens was the “Wasteland” party and the worst when I had a very good model and get my worst shoot!

Who are the photographer’s you admire the most?

  • C. Bresson
  • Gilles Berquet
  • Barbara Nitke
  • Christophe Mourthé
  • Dimitris Soulas

What about architects and designers?
I don’t have special knowledge but I admire Spain Architects.

What are your next projects?
NYC Dominatrix !