Nick Bourdaniotis, a Queensland-born photographer, has been living in Sydney since 2001. He discovered his passion for photography at a young age and developed a unique and artistic style of capturing moments in time. His images always stand out for their creativity and quality.
Encouraged by his peers, Nick Bourdaniotis turned his hobby of taking amazing holiday photos from around the world and in Sydney into a professional career in his late 30s. By his mid-40s, Nick’s images had gained international recognition in the Greek community and were featured in various publications, both locally and overseas.
Nick Bourdaniotis’s first iconic global photo was taken in 2015, when he photographed the Prefect students at St. Spyridon College in Sydney carrying a huge Greek flag onto the Sydney Opera House forecourt for the 25th of March celebrations. This photo marked the beginning of his series of iconic photos of the same event, which continued to go viral worldwide over the next three years.
Nick Bourdaniotis joined Greek City Times, a global online media news outlet, as a photographer in 2016. His talent behind the lens was quickly recognised, and he became the Director of Photography and Videography within a year, a role he still holds today. Nick is also a skilled writer who contributes articles to the events he covers for Greek City Times.
Nick Bourdaniotis was the set photographer for “My Greek Odyssey”, a TV travel show showcasing Greece’s beauty and culture to over 50 million viewers worldwide on various streaming and broadcasting services.
Nick was given the honour of lead photographer for the state funeral of the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Australia, the late Archbishop Stylianos, documenting the funeral service and burial for archival and media purposes worldwide. Nick has been working with The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia since 2015, capturing significant events for the Greek churches and community at large.
Nick Bourdaniotis also works with The Hellenic Initiative (THI) in Sydney and Greece, documenting the philanthropic works of THI. He captures the stories and emotions of the people and the places they visit and help with his camera.
Nick Bourdaniotis was invited to photograph the wedding of acclaimed Australian fashion designer Thessi Kouzoukas in Kythera, Greece, in 2019. His remarkable skills behind the camera also led him to photograph famous singers and entertainers, as well as to be the personal photographer at two world title boxing bouts for George Kambosos Jnr. His photography is distinctive and captivating, appealing to diverse audiences across various domains.
Nick Bourdaniotis became a fully accredited photographer for the Australian Open tennis in early 2020, where he was assigned the task of capturing the matches of Greek players and players of Greek heritage for the Greek City Times. His images from the Australian Open impressed the founder of the prestigious “Head On Photo Festival”, who honoured him with a prominent display of his photographs in the festival’s main hall during the month-long exhibition in 2023. This recognition was a significant milestone for Nick, as it brought him widespread acclaim beyond the Greek community.
Nick Bourdaniotis has been praised for his photos of The Greek Presidential Guard (Evzones), which have been published in books that document the history of the Evzones. His photos are featured in the 150-yearbook of the Evzones, which was released by the Presidential Guard Greece to celebrate their anniversary.
Nick Bourdaniotis exhibited his collection of photographs featuring The Greek Presidential Guard (Evzones), in a photographic exhibition titled “The Evzones Collection by Nick Bourdaniotis”, across various States and Territories across Australia between 2021 and 2022. In 2023, he achieved a great honour when his collection was displayed at the prestigious Athens War Museum. The presidencies of the Hellenic Republic were so impressed by his work that they requested the entire photographic collection to be permanently exhibited in the Presidential Palace and the headquarters of the Evzones (Garrison)
Nick graciously donated his collection to the President of the Hellenic Republic in December 2023 at the Evzones headquarters (Garrison). This was a remarkable milestone in Nick’s photography journey.
Nick Bourdaniotis does not seek recognition or awards for his photography, as he lets the public judge his unique artistic prowess. His photography is versatile and professional, earning him a great reputation and a loyal fanbase worldwide.