Spyros Volonakis was born in Athens, Greece. He is a retired Naval Officer of the Hellenic Navy. He also studied Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering with Post Graduate studies in the NTUA 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, video art and cinema. He attends Photo courses in the Athens School of Fine Arts.
Blending documentary and conceptual photographic practices, he plays with reconstructions and manipulation that blur the border between reality and fiction providing a fary tale.
He lives, works in Athens. He travels and creats all over the world .