Growing up as a kid in Athens i was always trying to find something that was going to make me explore my surroundings in different way, so in early '94 i found skateboarding and my entire perspective in life changed for ever. In 1998 I bought my first camera and I' m shooting since then.

Kostas Mandilas

"You don’t need to know the person in order to appreciate a product of his creative process. Many things can be said about the roots of ones inspiration and from where influences have been drawn, but it is a retroactive deconstruction of the purpose. The point is to see, through the eyes of the artist, his perception of the world around him. Kostas has logged countless of hours behind the lens. He’s become an expert at filtering chaotic elements from his environment, singling out specific scenes, and capturing their essence through moving images. He then ties them all in with his distinct manner to give us, the viewers, a glimpse into his world. This is all we need to know. This is all that needs to be said. For Kostas’ work speaks volumes on it’s own. All you have to do is open your eyes and ears and watch his legacy unfold."

Damian Argi, Photographer


Behind the lens kostas is trying to capture everything between the moments that we live and the feelings that we have.. A creative person with full of ideas and always ready to make them reality and bring to our screen a different perspective about skateboarding life.


Alex Grymanis Photographer

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