Hi, I’m Stav Sakellaris. As you’ve probably gathered if you’ve reached this far, I’m a freelance photographer based in Melbourne with a handy studio nestled in Collingwood. My niches are the commercial and corporate sectors, but I do like to mix things up, as you can see by my folio.
For a little background, at the age of 13, my brother gave me an SLR and I’ve been snapping away ever since. I was trained back in the days of chemical-ridden dark rooms when a photographer needed intense but solid patience as they waited for their vision to reveal itself. Sure, processing via computer might not be as romantic, but I won’t miss those fumes… In the last couple of years, I have also gathered experience in the film sector, but that’s a whole other story.
In 2003, I began my own business working as a freelance commercial photographer – the business that you are reading about at this very moment. In recent years, I’ve been lucky enough to get some additional talent in-house in the form of my wonderful assistant, Liella.
Now, I haven’t designed this website to be a heavily curated portfolio of my “favourite” work. I don’t think that does anyone any favours. What I aim to do is show you the plethora of styles and industries that I have worked with. If your industry or your ideal style don’t appear, don’t write me off just yet – I love undertaking new challenges and exceeding expectations (who doesn’t?!).