Despina Zaimis was born and raised in Greece and she currently lives in Brussels. She studied Art and Graphic Design at Central St Martins School of Art and the London College of Communication. Her studies and her life in different parts of the world gradually led her path towards photography. Living in Japan for a number of years was the experience that triggered her love for this art form and inspired her to start capturing the places and people she came across.
Despina Zaimis is always looking to “reframe the familiar” and thereby give a new meaning to the subject she is photographing through her own creative process. Travelling across the globe, discovering new places gives her the inspiration for her work. It triggers new concepts that lead to her next series of photos. Taking photos make her feel connected to the world and editing her images becomes a process of connecting to her inner self. She is drawn into post-processing her images by experimenting with different editing styles, colours and textures, depending on the theme she chooses to work on.
Despina is fascinated to see how editing can intensify and transform her photographs into completely new images. As she is aiming to transmit the beauty, vibrance and mystery of life, she feels it herself through her own creative process. Sometimes, her images become more abstract and minimalistic. At other moments, her works are full of color and vibrancy, depending on the feelings she wants to evoke.
Her photos are produced and sold in numbered limited edition prints on the highest quality archival papers with the use of the latest printing technology. Every artwork is signed and numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity.