My full name is Tassos Karaolanis but use the shorter name Tassos Karis as a photographer. Born in Greece in 1970, I live in Cyprus in recent years. I hold a BSc in Physics and work as a freelance internet consultant. I started photographing b/w street photography and travel photography in 1992. In the 90's I participated in some exhibitions, the highlight of them being the Praxis group exhibition in 1997, one of the Thessaloniki European Capital of Culture main events. After a long "time out" from photography that lasted many years, I started "seriously" photographing again in 2013, this time in color. I prefer to take photos while in unfamiliar territory, and this is the reason I combine street photography (which I love) with travel photography (which intrigues me). In the last one and a half years I have started to travel and photograph extensively, and aspire to become a full-time travel photographer.