Nikos Rakkas
born 1974 in Thessaloniki Greece
Works on Photography,Window Display Design & Bar Decoration.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

He started working as a photographer back in 1999 for various professional lifestyle magazine in Greece.
His “Playmobil Project” started in 2005 taking pictures of his favourite figures as real humans, an on going project.

In 2000, he took part in the European Photography Competition,
organized by the National Book Center were he got nominated,
and had taken part at the group exhibition BOOKS & READERS in Paris.

His 1st exhibition “WE HATE IT WHEN OUR FRIENDS BECOME SUCCESFUL” at the Art House in Thessaloniki
featured artists, musicians and close friends.

His 2nd solo exhibition “DAYDREAMER” at the PALL MALL DEPOSIT in London,
showed his “Playmobil project” gaining positive reviews by The Guardian, The Independent, Metro,Grove and other local press.

February 2010 he won 1st prize at the ATHENS VOICE Photography Competition at the Technopolis Art space
in Gkazi Athens.

January 2012 at the ATHENS VOICE AWARDS for 2011
he gained the 1st prize,”Best Photographer of the year”
for the “COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU)” exhibition.

February 2012 he gained the 1st prize best film,
at the SHOOT IT short film festival in Athens,
for “COMMON PEOPLE(LIKE YOU)”,
a stop motion movie starring Playmobil figures.

March 2013 he gained the 1st prize / Best film,
at the SHOOT IT short film festival in Athens, for “FAN CLUB”,
a stop motion movie also starring Playmobil figures.

April 2014 he took part at SECRET 7′ exhibition in London,creating the cover of a 7′ vinyl for a good cause.
His work was among the works by Sir Paul Smith,Robert Del Naja,The Chapman brothers.

 

WINDOW DISPLAY DESIGN

Works as Head of Visual Merchandising & Window designer for Attica department stores in Thessaloniki,Greece.

He started working in 1997 for the Lakis Gavalas company creating the Window displays for the stores in Athens,Thessaloniki and Mykonos.He was Head of Visual Merchandising at the BURBERRY flagship stores and at the DSQUARED flagship stores in Athens and Thessaloniki.

Freelancer for Interiors of many stores, bars and clubs in Athens & Thessaloniki in Greece.

Guest Lecturer / Tutor at Pansik Fashion school in Thessaloniki.
Subjects on Visual Merchandising & Window display and History of Fashion Photography.

Organizes workshops in VM trainings in Chania, Athens and Thessaloniki – Greece.