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Jordan Blakesley is a Graphic Designer living on the small Greek Island of Symi. This website is dedicated to his other passion, photography.

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E-Mail: info@symiart.com
For enquiries regarding graphic design, video, and photography.

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An Introduction

Since 2003 I have lived on the Greek island of Symi in the Dodecanese where I love to create photographic images of the people, the scenery and the amazing light of the Aegean. Symi Art is  my website.

Originally from Leicester in England I have become an internationally active Graphic Designer and was fortunate enough to win the International Visual Communications Award in 2003.

I studied at the Leicester School of Print and at De Montfort University, where I took a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. Photography was an integral part of both the diploma and the degree courses, and it was then that I grew to love the medium, and appreciate  the concept of photography as ‘painting with light’.

I worked for a year as a support lecturer at De Montfort  before moving into the corporate field for six years. In 2003 I decided to go freelance and moved with my partner to Symi, our favourite place in Greece. Inspired by the dramatic and ever changing light I have found that photography has been taking up an increasing part of my free time.

 

Examples of my photographic work have appeared in the following publications:

  • The Daily Telegraph
  • The Daily Telegraph Travel Supplement
  • The London Times
  • The Daily Mail
  • Condé Nast Traveller
  • Women Magazine
  • Getty Images (contributor)

Awards:

  • Greeka 2013 Award Winner
  • Calumet Photographic Award Winner

Exhibitions:

  • ‘Painting with Light’. The Symi Gallery – August to September 2012

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I displayed a collection of my photographs online in 2013. This portfolio of photographs of Symi together with quotations of famous photographers, were brought together to form the ‘Visit Greece‘ campaign. It was designed to display the remarkable beauty of Symi and Greece as a whole, and was featured on the social media platforms of the web.

 

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