Nicki Panou (a.k.a. Nicki Upstairs), a conceptual fine art photographer, based in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Photography has always been a part of her life, but she felt like she found her identity as a photographer, when she became familiar with conceptual photography. The idea of communicating thoughts and feelings in such a theatrical way felt very familiar to her.
Her work focuses on creating images that depict feelings, thoughts, dreams or nightmares, using symbolism and storytelling techniques. She chooses to photograph scenes that do not really exist, in an effort to capture a different kind of reality.