And there was snow…

And there was snow by V-Light
28.12.2014 | Richtberg, Austria


Hello my dear friends,

ย  As you probably already know, i spend my Christmas in upper Austria…and there was snow…a lot of snow! ๐Ÿ˜€ In the next days i will upload some of the photos i took there before we return to the usual Vienna posts. So this was actually my first contact with snow after many years of seeing none in Greece. You can imagine that i was ecstatic but also really not well prepared! Thankfully i had my uncle lent me some warm gloves, hiking shoes and gaiters (German: Gamaschen, i finally managed to learn that word!๐Ÿ˜‚) for not getting all wet, cause the snow at some parts of the mountain was knee high! I was ready for some serious action!

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ย  It was still snowing relentlessly when we decided to go for a hike and while it was really beautiful it made taking photos very hard. I ended up taking most photos with my mobile phone (coming up on the next post) and only a few with my DSLR. My one and only Canon 60D is not really weather sealed so i couldn’t risk it. What do you use to protect your camera from getting all wet? Cause the umbrella sure didn’t work, with being windy and all that, my camera got covered in snow in a matter of seconds! I dared to take only a few shots, before putting it back in my backpack…but my uncle had enough time to snap a cool backstage photo ๐Ÿ˜Ž Say, snowcovered-icy-cheeeeeeese!!!โ†โ†โ†


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I’m going to Austriaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Art Sale for a New Life - FUNDED - V-Light

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


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!!!



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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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™‚


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˜€

Yours truly,

Alex V-Light

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



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

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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:

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!


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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™‚

Alex V-Light


Week 2 of my Art Sale for a New Life



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˜€


Alex V-Light