2 months in Vienna!!!

 

Lost in Vienna, Photo by Johann Kainz
Lost in Vienna, photo by Johann Kainz

 

ย  Today I celebrate my 2 months of being in Vienna. Now that the initial excitement is starting to fade and reality kicks in, feelings are mixed. To begin with, i had so many distractions and things I needed to get done when I got here that I had no time for me. I started feeling the consequences of that both physically but also mentally and so i’m now focusing on finding my flow again, getting on a productive mood and finally organizing my new life. I’ve left so many things on a standstill that it’s overwhelming to choose where to start from but it all needs to be done…So no more excuses!ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

ย  Life in Vienna, has been an interesting experience so far. I’m starting to view the not so great sides of the city but overall i’m very happy here and didn’t think twice about my choice. There are many opportunities and creative outlets that in Greece just don’t exist. Talking about creative, you may have noticed that I haven’t uploaded many photos yet and that is with a reason. I don’t want to upload your classic โ€œtourist snapshotsโ€ of all the famous landmarks and sights. I’m still in search of my own Vienna, I want to deliver it to you through my V-Light eyes and give you my perspective.

ย  But that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been shooting at all. Actually, I recently had a beautiful collaboration with a blogger called โ€œThe Viennese girlโ€. Silia is Greek and has been living in Vienna for a little more than 3 years, her story is quite interesting as well. On her blog she writes tasteful posts with tips and recommendations about places she visited in the city. Well, it’s definitely worth a look if you’d like to see Vienna through her eyes, perhaps in a more romantic and colorful way than what i am going to show you ๐Ÿ˜›

ย I had the pleasure of doing some photos to accompany her feature about the Falkensteiner Hotel in Bad Walterdorf. You can visit the links bellow to see what we made ๐Ÿ˜€

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http://theviennesegirl.com/falkensteiner-therme-golf-hotel-bad-waltersdorf/

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http://theviennesegirl.com/bad-waltersdorf/

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http://theviennesegirl.com/viennese-girl-blog/

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Hello from Austria!!!

 

Hellooooooo my dear friends… Long time no see…

ย  This is officially my first post from Vienna, Austria! I’m really sorry that this took so long and mostly i’m sorry for being totally absent from the wordpress community…I really missed you all and it really frustrated me that I could not see your posts. I didn’t have an internet connection at the house that i’m temporarily staying and generally many things didn’t go as planned… One of the most annoying things that happened was that my computer had a problem on arrival and it took me 2 weeks to fix it…It turned out the graphics card didn’t like the Austrian climate and decided to call it quits causing constant freezes, driver crashes and even not letting the pc boot at all…

ย  Only yesterday I was able to start editing some photos that I had already taken in my first days in Vienna and today i finally have internet. So V-Light is back in business! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m currently on the search for another house and a roommate and at the same time searching for a job, as you can imagine all that without internet has been almost impossible. I’ve been spending my time at shopping malls using their free wireless internet with my smartphone…Oh well, it’s actually a good excuse for people watching…hehe…

ย  Never thought that a move comes along with such a chaos…But things are falling to place and even though everything was greatly delayed, it is now moving forward… I am positive that very soon everything will be back on full speed and i’m really looking forward to see what I missed from you all and to share with you my news and photos from my new life here ๐Ÿ˜€

ย  To everyone who participated in the “Art Sale for a New Life” campaign, i want to thank you once again and i hope you all got your prints by now, please let me know! ๐Ÿ˜€ More updates are coming in the following days…

ย  So, here is one of the first photos that I took while exploring the neighboorhood ๐Ÿ˜€ A beautiful sunset at the Donau river, i can easily say it was magical…

Yours truly,

Alex V-Light

Sit back and enjoy the view…

 

I’m going to Austriaaaaaaaaaa!!!

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โ™ฅ 101% FUNDED!!!ย โ™ฅ

This Art Sale / IndieGogo campaign, has been a crazy ride! ๐Ÿ˜€ I want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this, i could never make this happen without you!!!

It is a dream come true and after all this hard work, i feel so blessed to have finally come to this point! In a month i will be posting from Austria!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Pssst, you can still get a signed V-Light print if you want one!

Art Sale is ending โณ August 21, 2014 (11:59pm PT) โณ

http://igg.me/at/VlightArtSale/

 

Yours truly,

Alex V-Light

Art Sale for a New Life – Final Countdown – Going Crazy?

Hello my dear friends ๐Ÿ˜€

ย  I’m really sorry for being absent these past few days, i know i still owe you a part II of the Paradise on Earth post. Truth is i’ve been so busy running the Art Sale and trying to find new ways to promote it, networking, meeting new people on Twitter, Facebook and DeviantArt. I’m exhausted but also going crazy from all the happiness!!! Did you know, we have already reached 88%??? THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

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http://igg.me/at/VlightArtSale/

 

ย ย  Thank you all for getting on board and joining me on this adventure. I cannot wait to start sharing my updates from Austria and just imagine all the new photos i could take there ๐Ÿ˜€ And snow!!! I’ll finally take photos with SNOW!!! Aaaah, i’m already too excited!!! I want to get up and dance!!! (I already did actually, several times ๐Ÿ˜€ ) Well, maybe if we reach 100% i’ll make a happy dance video…hehehe… I really hope you are all excited about this too cause it’s with your help that i managed to get so far ๐Ÿ˜‰

ย  Oh and i’ve already received the hardboard envelopes i ordered so i can safely ship out your lovely signed prints ๐Ÿ˜€ Did you claim your print yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Less than 3 days are left my friends!!! If you would like a print or my e-book or both, act now ๐Ÿ˜€ Even 1$ is more than welcome! Get yourself the Artist Supporter perk, join the official V-Light supporter team and see your name displayed in a unique artwork featuring the names of all the contributors! That way i’ll always have you with me and you’ll always have a place in my heart and in my home ๐Ÿ˜€

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ย THANK YOU ALL

Yours truly,

Alex V-Light

Art Sale for a New Life – Extended + Special Offer

Hello my dear friends ๐Ÿ˜€

ย  Well, since the campaign was ending in less than 2 days and i have already reached 75% of my goal, which makes me incredibly happy, i have decided to extend the campaign for one more week and do some special offers.

ย  I genuinely want to share my art with people and i think this is a great opportunity for you to get a signed print from me. I lowered the prices to hopefully make them more affordable to all of you. I really do want you to have a nice print in your hands, something that will remind you your participation in this adventure with me ๐Ÿ™‚

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ย  Please spread the news about this special offer! Tell your friends about it, maybe if they were thinking to get a print, they will be more motivated to do so now.

ย  This is a final offer, the campaign will end in August 21st. There won’t be any more extensions.

ย  It is an offer that will not be repeated! So act NOW! ๐Ÿ˜€

http://igg.me/at/VlightArtSale/

Yours truly,

Alex V-Light

Art Sale for a New Life โ€“ 4 days left

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http://igg.me/at/VlightArtSale/

 

Hello my friends ๐Ÿ˜€

ย  Only 4 days left for the campaign to end and we have reached 72%! I couldn’t be happier and i feel so grateful for all your support! ๐Ÿ˜€ I think it’s still possible to reach 100%, so that IndieGogo doesn’t keep 9%. If the goal is reached the fee is only 4%. Sharing and contributing even 1$ is still very much appreciated. The number of contributors is more important than what they contribute for the campaign to stay high in the trending list. And i do need a lot of names so i can make a cool artwork as promised, featuring the names of all the contributors. So please do not hesitate to contribute even 1$ and get the Artist Supporter perk ๐Ÿ™‚

ย I’m also editing the photos for the Paradise on Earth – Part II post…If you haven’t seen Part I, check it out now: Paradise on Earth – Part I

Yours truly,

Alex V-Light

Join me on this adventure ๐Ÿ˜€

1 Year on WordPress.com

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Hello my lovely people,

ย  One year and 11,400 hits later, it’s finally my first anniversary on wordpress ๐Ÿ˜€ Yay! I started this blog, in the midst of frustration as i was suddenly forced to go back in living with my parents, unemployed and with a ton of free time. It was one of the best decisions i ever made and i don’t know why i didn’t do this earlier…

ย  My first posts, were mainly a selection of older photos that i thought were good enough to be still displayed. Being trapped in this tiny village of 500 people, i only had a few opportunities, to visit other places and shoot new stuff but you guys still supported my posts, with very thoughtful comments and made me look forward showing you any new stuff.

ย  Some of you have been following me since the very beginning, some of you are recent followers. It doesn’t really matter, i’m very grateful to all of you who decided that my blog was worth your precious time. Thank you!

ย  I am also very happy to have met some people on this platform, that i can truly call my friends. Thank you all for your support and for believing in me! I wish we could meet one day in “real life” as well…

ย  With my move to Vienna, many things will change. I’ll have new stuff to post more daily, you’ll get to see many new places, see my photography evolve and i hope you’ll enjoy being a part of this adventure ๐Ÿ˜€

ย  There are only 6 days left for my art sale crowd-funding campaign to end, so any kind of support is still very much appreciated: igg.me/at/VlightArtSale

ย  The best way to close this post, i think is, a top 10 of my most viewed posts ๐Ÿ˜‰ Enjoy:

 

10. The sun is going downโ€ฆ

9. Foggy day in my village

8. Timelapse: SuperMoon Rising, 12 July 2014, Greece

7. Myro Antiques House | Body Painting Show : Elizabeth Petrou : Connection/Interaction II

6. OTE Tower: A story of neglect

5. Color Day 2013

4. Birth of the Universe โ€“ A thunderstorm

3. MyrฯŒ Vitrina | Body Painting Show :: Elizabeth Petrou : โ€œMourning for Today โ€“ Act: 0โ€ณ

2. One house and its secretsโ€ฆ

 

And the winner is

1. All about the Salem Mansion with a whopping 1,295 views!

 

Feel free to follow me on other Social Mediaโ€ฆ
Feel free to follow me on other Social Mediaโ€ฆ

 

THANK YOU!

 

Art Sale for a New Life – 14 days left

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Hello my friends! ๐Ÿ˜€

ย  We just passed the mid point of the campaign and we are currently at 61% of the funding goal. Say what? ๐Ÿ™‚ I know, i’m amazed and feeling truly blessed for actually achieving so much in a little more than 2 weeks. I couldn’t make it without your help and I want you to know that i’ll forever be grateful for that.

ย  With 14 days to go and still 39% to cover, i’m positive it can be done. They say, if it doesn’t happen it was because you didn’t want it bad enough. I want it bad enough, i never wanted something so bad and with your support we can make it happen.

ย  Please share the campaign with your friends, let’s use the power of social media, if you have a blog and think my campaign deserves a shoutout please do so ๐Ÿ™‚ Add your personal touch when you share the campaign link, it’s more likely that people will respond to it if you tell them why this might be worth their precious time…

ย  Also if you have an IndieGogo account or wouldn’t mind creating one, your comments on the campaign page can significantly help for two reasons. Strangers are most likely to contribute when they can read the opinion of other contributors and Indiegogo ranks campaigns with comments higher on the trending list, making them easier to be discovered.

ย  Until now all the contributors should have received a personal e-mail with a link to download my e-book and for those who claimed a print perk as well, a question about which print they want. Some of you have not responded yet, in case you didn’t get that e-mail please let me know. The sooner you tell me your choices, i can make a list and go to print all the photos together after the campaign ends so you can get your prints faster.

ย  Thank you once more for supporting my dream and showing me that anything is possible ๐Ÿ™‚

Yours,
Alex V-Light

http://igg.me/at/VlightArtSale/

 

Week 2 of my Art Sale for a New Life

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Hello my friends! ๐Ÿ˜€

ย  Today we reached day 8 of my Art Sale! One full week has gone by! Damn, time flies by so fast! At the moment we are almoooost at 30% of the funding goal, with the campaign ending in 14 August, can we make it? I know we can!

ย  If you haven’t seen the campaign yet, please do so. It’s all for a good cause and if you contribute in any way that you can, even if it’s just sharing it with your friends, you are really helping a dream come true! ๐Ÿ˜€

ย  If you have any questions or do not know how to contribute using the IndieGogo platform, do not hesitate to ask me. I would really like to send out as many prints as possible, all over the world! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you want a signed print of your favorite V-Light photo, there could not be a better time than now! ๐Ÿ˜‰

ย  All the money i will get will go towards making my move to Austria smoother and creating a faster and dynamic start. I only want a chance for a creative and productive life, having a job and finally feeling appreciated for my work, so i promise i won’t waste your money on Apfelstrudels, even though i’m very tempted…hahaha ๐Ÿ˜€

Yours,

Alex V-Light

http://igg.me/at/VlightArtSale/

 

Art Sale for a new life – Be a part of it

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Hello my dear friends! ๐Ÿ˜€

ย  The time has come!!! I just launched my Indiegogo campaign, or as i like to call it, Art Sale! I really don’t see this as a crowdfunding campaign. Yes, it is a way to help me fund my dream but it’s also a way to share what i do with the world and give something nice back in return.

ย  I’ve never done anything like this before and i would lie if i’d say that i don’t feel super nervous about putting myself out there. But the dream is stronger and since i already closed my ticket to Austria, now i need to find a way to fund my moving expenses.

If you’d like to help click on the link bellow to be taken to my campaign page:

Art Sale for a new life: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/art-sale-for-a-new-life

 

ย Some of the things you can get include:

Your favorite V-Light photo in Postcard sized print, A4 and A3 photographic print.

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Limited edition print of the iconic Salem Mansion, with a special vintage look.

Limited Edition Salem Mansion by V-Light

An E-Book version of my book Visions (not available anywhere else)

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ย And last but not least, by contributing just 1$, you will get your name immortalized into a unique V-Light artwork that i will create specifically for this campaign. It will be proudly displayed here on my website and will be available for you to download. Contributions over 1$ automatically gain this perk!ย 

ย Your support will be greatly appreciated! Remember, even if you cannot contribute a single dollar you can still help by sharing this campaign with your friends! ๐Ÿ™‚

ย Let’s make this happen!!!

ย P.s. If you share my campaign on social media you can use the hash-tag #VlightArtSale, so i can see your posts ๐Ÿ˜€