Spyros Volonakis was born in Athens, Greece. He studied in the Hellenic Naval Academy and now he is a retired Naval Officer of the Hellenic Navy. He also studied Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, continued with Post Graduate studies (MEng) and PhD Cand. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens. He works in the marine industry, and as visitor lecturer in the Frederick University in Cyprus.
His occupation with photography started from his early years by shooting everything he liked and continued by attending seminars and workshops for photography and cinema. He is a member of the "Exposers" photography team leading by the ptotographer Christos Tolis.
He lives, works in Athens and creates all over the world.