What’s This All About Then?

It was in 2003 when I discovered my love for photography… or was  it the other way around? I bought myself a Sony point & shoot camera which was quite the norm pre-smart phone days and began to teach myself as much as I could. Sure the camera was primitive by today’s standards, but with it I could learn composition and at the very least, the basics of photography.

It wasn’t until 2006 where things upgraded somewhat. Now armed with a DSLR, the streets of Melbourne became my photographic playground.

These days, I have spent the last 13 years of my photographic journey shooting some of the world’s biggest bands… Black Sabbath, KISS, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Roger Waters et al – but my love for street photography still remained and was always nurtured but now my passion for it is strong. Shooting the streets is something I adore!

This site will mainly focus on the body of work I have done around Melbourne, but don’t be surprised if you see some of the shoots I have done in cities such as Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Athens, Berlin, Prague, Budapest etc.

John Raptis
Photographer

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