Natascha is a Belgium native who has lived in central Athens for a few years. She recently made the Athens Coast her permanent residence so that she can enjoy it every day.
Why did you choose to live on the Athens Coast?
You know that ‘coming home’ feeling? That’s basically what happened to me, the reason I moved to Greece.
My photography has brought me here. The sea is my playground and my office since a few years now, photographing seascapes and underwater galaxies. Living close to the sea is making life so much easier for me. By looking at the sky and feeling the winds, I can decide if it’s worth to take all my gear and go out for a shoot in the water, at any time of the day.
Which is your favorite beach and why?
What’s going on underwater, the clarity of the water, and where the light is coming from, are far more important than the beach for me… In Kavouri, I love the tiny ripples of the sand around the rock and the direction of the light. In Vouliagmeni, the color of the shallow water can be stunning. In Varkiza, I love the tiny pebbles dancing in the small shore breaks.
What is your favorite area to spend time along the Coast?
Favorite is the seaside, from Kavouri to Sounio… not only for my work, but also for water sports. I’ve learned to windsurf here, and soon I’ll be back on a board.
Healthy lunch at the vegan restaurant Γή in Glyfada. I am not vegan, but love healthy foods and it’s heaven because it’s non smoking. During summer, the Waffle house in Vouliagmeni for delicious ice cream (in so many flavours it is hard to choose)
Kavouri:: Lasithi for a coffee with view over the sea. I sometimes take my laptop to work from there. Close to home. Garbi is the best place for seafood Kavouri is lovely around sunset. People come together after work on the beach, go for swims, walk their dogs, go for a coffee with their feet in the sand while enjoying the sunset.
Be sure to check out Natascha’s website https://nataschamaria.com for her full portfolio and blog with gallery and event listings.