PHOTOGRAPHER ANDREAS YIASIMI
I have lived on the stunning North Norfolk coast of the UK
for over four decades, and I wouldn’t change it for the world
I Can't Imagine a Day Without Making Pictures
About Photographer Andreas Yiasimi
I feel truly blessed to live in such a stunning place, where I have have worked with my family for over four decades in East Runton. My beautiful surroundings and the amazing people here are my inspiration. I recently became a grandpa and it’s the best feeling ever. I wouldn’t change North Norfolk for the world.
I also know what a wedding involves from a family’s point of view, my adorable daughter wed a couple of years ago and soon after my son also. So I can honestly say I can relate to the preparations you’re experiencing, there is so much to cover. I’m here to listen and guide the best I can concerning the photography. I work in a very relaxed way and there’s no pressure to book me on our initial introduction.
We’ll run through things and then give you a cooling off period to establish if my style is what you are looking for. I have always loved photography and can’t imagine a day without making pictures. The same goes for family shoots and other special occasions. I have always maintained that there needs to be a rapport between subject and photographer in order to achieve something special.
I remember the first time I held a camera. It was during a school trip. I photographed the Cutty Sark with my Kodak Instamatic, and it landed in the Whitechapel Gallery. I knew from that moment I’d found something I love doing. My passion for photography hasn’t wavered ever since.
Photography is an infinite creative canvas
In the beginning
Photographer Andreas Yiasimi
I had the most magical childhood, born to Cypriot parents at the beginning of a progressive era. Mama and Papa met in London’s vibrant East End in 1955 and I was born at the London Hospital a few years later. We lived just above the famous market in Wentworth Street, filled with street musicians, barrow boys and bygone wonder. I still recall the waft of roasting chestnuts, song and sounds of the times. Above all, when Mama saved enough money we’d visit a local photography studio.
I was fascinated by the photographic equipment and wished I had a camera. When Mama asked me what I wanted to be, I always answered, a photographer. Of course, life’s unpredictably ran it’s course and paved an extraordinary journey for us all, sometimes against the odds. We were happy children and love reigned supreme in our humble domain. Eventually I was blessed with a camera and the rest is history.