*which tip would you give to someone embarking on a career in your field of work?
My advice to someone who is just starting out in this profession is that it is not a profession but a way of life. From one point onwards, cinematography is everywhere and affects every aspect of our lives. Love what you do and gain as many experiences as you can in your life. Experiences help you better analyse a scenario that will come before you. The choices in the collaborations come from your personal culture, as well as the way you will illuminate each project.
*Who were your heroes or models when you were younger?
My culture has been created by different influences in art, music, painting, literature and of course photography. I would say that I followed some artistic currents of my time, the 80s, 90s etc, from Rock and Punk to Techno and Trance, from Vermeer, Henri Rousseau, Frida Kahlo, from Man Ray to David Lachapelle, Simone de Beauvoir, Arthur Clark, Thomas Mann and Haruki Murakami. I love Jim Jarmusch, David Lynch and Wong Kar Wai, but also Dogma ’95 as well as the Dardenne brothers.
*name the film which made the biggest impression on you (you can quote more than one if you need)
Also i growed up by the sea near by a beautiful mountain called Olympus and it helped a lot to open my eyes to the nature colours and expand my point of view.
Olympia is a renowned cinematographer, based in Athens, Greece and working in the film industry of European co-productions.
Born and raised in Northern Greece, on the foothill of Olympus Mountain she developed a passion and understanding for natural light, from an early age.
After working as a camera assistant on film for several years, she started her career as cinematographer, in 1999.
Since then, Olympia has shot several feature and short films, documentaries, TV commercials and corporate videos, music videos, video art and more. Most of her works in film productions have premiered at numerous prestigious film festivals all over the world.