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I grew up with a heritage of photography. My grandfather (whom I never met) was a serious amateur photographer and was teaching cinematography in the ‘20s and ’30s, leaving me a legacy of stereoscopic pictures and equipment, amongst other things. The bug passed through the genes to my father and to me. That’s probably also why I have a passion for collecting antique and older photographic equipment (particularly manual focus Minoltas)

I started taking pictures seriously when I was 11. B&W film and paper was relatively cheap if you could buy it in bulk, and I spent most of my teenage years in and out of the darkroom, learning the techniques and making most of my own developing chemicals from scratch. Artistically, I can’t say that there was much to talk about (although I have reworked some pieces recently and they are up in RB) but I certainly learned a lot on the techniques and the theory.

University, work and kids put photography on pause, and it took my first digital camera in 2006 to re-kindle my interest. Now in my late-40s, the kids are growing up and photography is permanently back in my life.

If a have a style, it’s perpetually experimental. My aim is to explore the boundaries of digital photography (and my own) and learn as much as I can in the process. I still don’t have as much time available as I would like to, but at least RB has given me a vehicle for sharing my work and for learning so much more by the work of others.

Thank you all for your support!

George Parapadakis


My daughters Christina and Alexandra are both in RedBubble. Please check out their photos and writing.

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The following pictures have all been featured in various groups. To see the complete list click here: Detailed Features List. My latest TopTens are here: Top Tens List

in 'ABSTRACT-SURREAL ART- ALL GENRES- ABSTRACT/SURREAL ART ONLY' on 17 May 2013 in 'Vibration in Art and Verse - VAVoom! All Genres Welcome!' on 13 May 2013 in 'Vibration in Art and Verse - VAVoom! All Genres Welcome!' on 6 May 2013 in 'DaDa Land' on 4 May 2013 in 'ABSTRACT-SURREAL ART- ALL GENRES- ABSTRACT/SURREAL ART ONLY' on 2 May 2013 in 'SUPERBLY VISUAL (1/day No Birds or Flying Insects,Please)' on 1 May 2013 in 'Male Appreciation' on 30 Apr 2013 in 'SEA - 1/24h' on 28 April 2013 in 'Colour and light' on 25 Apr 2013 in 'The Silky Touch' on 25 Apr 2013 in 'Tuesday Afternoon' on 24 Apr 2013 in '! 100% ! Limit 1 per 24 Hours!' on 23 Apr 2013 in 'Wide Angle Photography (2 per 24hr limit).' on 23 Apr 2013 in 'All Glorious Lilies' on 7 Apr 2013 in '♥ Artists Universe ♥ 2 Works Per Day' on 25 mar 2013 in 'Street Photography and Photojournalism' on 12 Mar 2013 in 'A Street Story - Two uploads a day' on 18 Feb 2013 in 'SHAPES and PATTERNS' on 6 Dec 2012 in 'Art in Math' on 6 Dec 2012 in 'Streetscapes: City/Town only.'on 12 Oct 2012 in '❖ Down By The Sea ❖' on 5 Oct 2012 in '**BLACK WITH A HINT OF COLOUR** 2/24' on 2 Oct 2012 in 'Light up My Life (all about lamps) - 2 per day' on 23 Sep 2012 in '**2 FEATURED Submissions Per Day - The BEST of Redbubble - HIGH QUALITY WORK ONLY**' on 21 Sep 2012 in '♥ Artists Universe ♥ 2 Works Per Day' on 20 Sep 2012 in 'Metallic Junktion' on 18 Sep 2012 in 'All Children Big & Small' on 14 Sep 2012 in 'Still Life Fine Art and Food Photography' on 6 Sep 2012 in 'Vibration in Art and Verse - VAVoom! All Genres Welcome!' on 5 Sep 2012 in 'Vibration in Art and Verse - VAVoom! All Genres Welcome!' in 'Live, Love, Dream' in 'Tuesday Afternoon - CLOSED FOR FEATURES' in 'Old Farts of Redbubble - High Quality, 1 per day!!' in 'Infrared' in '"A WILDERNESS SOMEWHERE (2 a day)"' in 'Nature's Symphony Of Trees and Flowers (NO manmade materials/structures,humans,animals, or bugs.)' in 'I Shoot Raw' in 'Enhanced Photos' in 'Digital Photography' in 'Moments in time with your iPhone / iPad' in '**BLACK WITH A HINT OF COLOUR** 2/24' in 'SHOPFRONTS' in 'THE PHOTOGRAPHERS VAULT (Camera & Lens Required - Max. 2/Day)' in '**BLACK WITH A HINT OF COLOUR** 2/24' in '**Photography Challenge Group.**' in 'Baby Animals (No Puppies or Kittens)' in '**BLACK WITH A HINT OF COLOUR** 2/24' in 'REDBUBBLE BOOMERS (Photography Only)' in 'Yellow Gallery' in 'PEONY PERFECTION' in '♥ Artists Universe ♥ 2 Works Per Day' on 3 Jan 2012 in 'HOST NEEDED ***IF IT DOESN'T BELONG (1 per day)*** -' on 1 Jan 2012


2011


in 'Core [C.O.R.E]' on 31 Dec 2011 in 'Artist's Studios, Artist Workspaces & Artist'sTools' on 20 Dec 2011 in 'The Fruit and Veg Shop (2 uploads a Day)' on 18 Dec 2011 in 'Where on Earth is This? Location required & 3 A DAY ONLY' on 27 Nov 2011 in 'Castle Magic' on 27 Nov 2011 in 'Shapes and Patterns - Limit of 2 (High Quality) images per day' on 2 Nov 2011 in 'DUTCH SHOWCASE ONE HIGH QUALITY SHOT PER DAY' on 20 Oct 2011 in 'Religious Architecture' on 4 Oct 2011 in 'WINDOWS WITH A FLAIR *Read Rules* (3 a day)' on 5 Sep 2011 in 'Castle Magic' on 30 Aug 2011 in 'Greece and all things Hellenic' on 16 Aug 2011 in 'Your Country's Best (include name of Country)' on 16 Aug 2011 in 'Tools' on 14 Aug 2011 in '**FOOD for THOUGHT** (2 entries per day)' on 9 Aug 2011 in 'Religious Architecture' on 8 Aug 2011


in 'Still Life Fine Art and Food Photography' on 17 Jul 2011 in '*** Abstract Lines ***' on 14 Jul 2011 in 'Weekly Theme Challenges: Look! Up In The Sky!' on 12 Jul 2011 in 'That 70s Shot' on 11 Jul 2011 in 'That 70s Shot' on 11 Jul 2011 in 'Still Life Photography (2 a day .. please read the rules)' on 11 Jul 2011 in '♥ Artists Universe ♥ 2 Works Per Day' on 10 Jul 2011 in '1. The Mysterious Balkans' on 9 Jul 2011 in 'Bubble Jeopardy' on 8 Jul 2011 in 'Windows and Doors' on 8 Jul 2011 in 'The Male Photographer' on 7 Jul 2011 in 'Australia vs UK! Include Location - No sunrise or sunsets' on 3 Jul 2011 in 'Cacti and other Succulents' on 3 Jul 2011


in 'Sony/Minolta Shooters 1/day [I Repeat 1 per Day]' on 30 Jun 2011 in 'Sony/Minolta Shooters 1/day [I Repeat 1 per Day]' on 30 Jun 2011 in 'The Male Photographer' on 28 Jun 2011 in 'European Everyday Life (add the place!)' on 28 Jun 2011 in 'THE GROUP (2 downloads a day)' on 27 Jun 2011 in 'atmospheric land and seascapes (2 per day)' on 26 Jun 2011 in '♥ Artists Universe ♥ 2 Works Per Day' on 25 Jun 2011 in 'THE GROUP (2 downloads a day)' on 24 Jun 2011 in 'The Virtual Museum' on 24 Jun 2011 in 'European Everyday Life (add the place!)' on 24 Jun 2011 in 'Shameless Self-Promotion' on 23 Jun 2011 in 'HIGH QUALITY IMAGES :Textures Allowed ,No Paintings' on 23 Jun 2011 in 'You're Accepted!' on 21 Jun 2011 in 'The landscapes of our world.' on 20 Jun 2011 in 'Tuesday Afternoon' on 19 Jun 2011 in 'Greece and all things Hellenic' on 18 Jun 2011 in 'Flotsam & Jetsam & Boat Wrecks- Photos Only' on 17 Jun 2011 in 'The English Church' on 17 Jun 2011 in 'WINDOWS WITH A FLAIR *Read Rules* (3 a day)' on 10 Jun 2011 in 'Extra-Ordinary Photography & Art' on 6 Jun 2011 in 'Contrasting Perceptions' on 4 Jun 2011 in 'Extra-Ordinary Photography & Art' on 3 Jun 2011


in 'RB ALUMNI' on 30 May 2011 in 'Light up My Life (all about lamps)' on 26 May 2011 in '**Photography Challenge Group' on 19 May 2011 in 'I Got The Music In Me' on 11 May 2011 in 'JPG Cast-Offs', 9 May 2011 in 'Days Gone By (photos 20 yrs old or more)' on 8 May 2011 in 'Domestic Art - NO PEOPLE, INSIDE SHOTS ONLY' on 4 May 2011


in 'Art in Math' on 30 Apr 2011 in 'Photography Challenge Group' on 30 Apr 2011 in 'Shapes & Patterns - Limit of 2 (High Quality) images per day' on 28 Apr 2011 in 'In The Shadows - Black and White Photography' on 25 Apr 2011 in 'â–²Lost in Spaceâ–²75% Negative Space' on 24 Apr 2011 in 'All That's Archaeology' on 23 Apr 2011 in 'Shapes & Patterns - Limit of 2 (High Quality) images per day' 22 Apr 2011 in 'Artists Universe' on 18 Apr 2011 in 'JPG Cast-Offs' on 17 Apr 2011 in 'Nirvana -NO HAND DRAWN IMAGES(Only 1 photograph & 1 writing will be accepted per day )' on 17 Apr 2011 in 'Inspired By Life' on 16 Apr 2011 in 'Art in Math' on 16 Apr 2011 in '#1 ARTISTS OF REDBUBBLE' on 15 Apr 2011 in 'Light up My Life (all about lamps)' on 14 Apr 2011 in 'Artists Universe' on 13 Apr 2011 in '! Inspired Art !' on 13 Apr 2011 in '""NATURES SYMPHONY OF TREES AND FLOWERS"" (4 per day)' on 12 Apr 2011 in '""NATURES SYMPHONY OF TREES AND FLOWERS"" (4 per day)' on 12 Apr 2011 in 'Tuesday Afternoon' on 10 Apr 2011 in 'Light up My Life (all about lamps)' on 8 Apr 2011 in 'Earth and Heavens' on 7 Apr 2011 in 'Black and White Photography - NO SEPIA, NO COLOR TONES, 1 upload/24hrs please' on 7 Apr 2011 in '*GORGEOUS FLOWER Cards**' on 6 Apr 2011 in 'A Place To Call Home' on 6 Apr 2011 in 'Greece and all things Hellenic' on 5 Apr 2011 in 'Bubble Jeopardy' on 4 Apr 2011 in 'A Wilderness somewhere.....' on 3 Apr 2011 in 'In The Shadows - Black and White Photography' on 4 Apr 2011 in 'Black and White Enthusiasts (photo's only & 3 images p/day)' on 2 Apr 2011


in 'A Place To Call Home' on 25 Mar 2011 in 'Britain's Nature. 2 a day.' on 25 Mar 2011 in '! Inspired Art ! (Welcome Back !)' on 19 Mar 2011 in 'Which Way - Main Subject displaying walks, paths, stairs, roads, rails' on 18 Mar 2011 in 'TUTORIALS. (Advice & Help)' on 18 Mar 2011 in 'The power of simplicity (NO PEOPLE, ANIMALS OR SCAPES )' on 14 Mar 2011 in 'Christian Churches, Statues and Crosses' on 11 Mar 2011 in '#1 Artists of RedBubble (NEW members..Invitation Only)' on 9 Mar 2011 in 'Artistic Libation (All Things Alcohol) ~ Spirits In Art' on 8 Mar 2011 in 'Sets of Two - *complimenting wall art*' on 6 Mar 2011 in 'Sets of Two - *complimenting wall art*' on 6 Mar 2011 in 'Windows and Doors' on 3 Mar 2011 in 'Core [C.O.R.E]' on 1 Mar 2011


in 'Domestic Art - NO PEOPLE, INSIDE SHOTS ONLY' on 28 Feb 2011 in '*AMAZING CHALLENGE ENTERTAINMENT* Many themes' on 22 Feb 2011 in 'Pastels & Whites' on 20 Feb 2011 in 'Cityscapes and City Skylines ~ ALL THINGS "CITY"' on 20 Feb 2011 in 'FREEDOM IN WORDS & ART' on 19 Feb 2011 in 'Windows and Doors' on 17 Feb 2011 in 'International Point Of Interest' on 16 Feb 2011 in 'Travel and Adventure' on 15 Feb 2011 in 'Around The World >>>1 per day<<<' on 14 Feb 2011 in 'Around the World with Monuments' on 13 Feb 2011 in 'Around the World with Monuments' on 13 Feb 2011 in 'Photography 101: Please put aperture, iso, focal length and exposure time of shot in description' on 10 Feb 2011 in '! Inspired Art ! ♥ 2 WORKS PER 24 HOURS' on 8 Feb 2011 in 'Art By Bubble Hosts' on 6 Feb 2011 in '"Mornings & Evenings -- Sunbeams & Storms +Rainbows now OK!+' on 5 Feb 2011 in 'Core [C.O.R.E]' on 4 Feb 2011 in '► No More Color ◄' on 4 Feb 2011 in 'Imaginative Skulls' on 2 Feb 2011


in 'United: Australia, UK, USA And Canada (max. 4 per day please)' on 30 Jan 2011 in 'Windows and Doors' on 30 Jan 2011 in 'Numbers One to a Trillion' on 29 Jan 2011 in 'Sony/Minolta Shooters 1/day [I Repeat 1 per Day]' on 27 Jan 2011 in 'International Point Of Interest' on 27 Jan 2011 in 'All That's Archaeology' on 25 Jan 2011 in '**Photography Challenge Group** -ONLY UPLOAD IMAGES THAT FIT THE CURRENT 'OPEN' CHALLENGE THEMES' on 25 Jan 2011 in 'Christian Churches, Statues and Crosses' on 23 Jan 2011 in 'HIGH QUALITY IMAGES (PHOTOGRAPHY ONLY..NEW members..Invitation Only)' on 23 Jan 2011 in '" Petals and Pollen " 2 / 24hrs(flowers)' on 19 Jan 2011 in 'Unique Buildings Of The World' on 19 Jan 2011 in '▲Lost in Space▲75% Negative Space' on 18 Jan 2011 in 'Core [C.O.R.E]' on 18 Jan 2011 in '! Inspired Art ! ♥ 2 WORKS PER 24 HOURS' on 18 Jan 2011 in 'Weekly Theme Challenges - Winter Wonderland Scenes' on 17 Jan 2011 in 'Love Affair With The Lens' on 16 Jan 2011 in 'Core [C.O.R.E]' on 15 Jan 2011 in '! Inspired Art ! ♥ 2 WORKS PER 24 HOURS' on 15 Jan 2011 in 'Statues and Such' on 15 Jan 2011 in '! Inspired Art ! ♥ 2 WORKS PER 24 HOURS' on 13 Jan 2011 in '! Inspired Art ! ♥ 2 WORKS PER 24 HOURS' on 11 Jan 2011 in 'A Place To Call Home' on 6 Jan 2011 in 'Shapes & Patterns - Limit of 2 (High Quality) images per day' on 6 Jan 2011 in 'Numbers One to a Trillion' on 6 Jan 2011


2010


in '#1 Artists of RedBubble' on 30 Dec 2010 in 'HIGH QUALITY IMAGES' on 30 Dec 2010 in 'PostCard Style' on 28 Dec 2010 in 'TUNNEL VISION (photography only)' on 26 Dec 2010 in 'Capital Cities of the World' on 26 Dec 2010 in 'Style! Class! Elegance! Excellence! ( No Borders or texts added & only 1 Image per day please)' on 26 Dec 2010 in 'Who are YOU to Judge?' on 26 Dec 2010 in 'Contrasting Perceptions' on 24 Dec 2010 in '! Inspired Art ! WeLcOmE BaCk !!!' on 24 Dec 2010 in 'Old farts of redbubble' on 23 Dec 2010 in 'The Male Photographer' on 22 Dec 2010 in 'Vibration in Art and Verse - VAVoom!' on 22 Dec 2010 in 'Face 2 Face UK' on 22 Dec 2010 in 'Wide Angle Photography (2 per 24hr limit)' on 21 Dec 2010 in 'Digital Photography' on 21 Dec 2010 in 'Your Magic Place (a view of the place ONLY !!)' on 20 Dec 2010 in 'UK Narrowboats & Canals' on 20 Dec 2010 in 'The Compact Group *1 per day, 20 images max allowed in the group *camera details please*' on 20 Dec 2010 in 'Spring Blooms - 2 per day **Pls. Add Time of Year...SPRING**' on 19 Dec 2010 in 'Solo Exhibition' on 17 Dec 2010 in '2 Features Per Day - The Best of Red Bubble...Digital Art and Photography' on 17 Dec 2010 in 'Fabulous Flowers' on 17 Dec 2010 in 'Core [C.O.R.E]' on 14 Dec 2010 in 'LAYERED WITH TEXTURE (NO PAINTINGS)' on 12 Dec 2010 in 'Flower & Leaf Detail Group (ONE p/d - Photos & Paintings)' on 12 Dec 2010 in 'If it doesn't belong' on 9 Dec 2010 in 'Moments in time with your iPhone' on 9 Dec 2010 in 'ID Me ~ Nature Photos Only (2 per day)' on 7 Dec 2010 in 'Weekly Theme Challenges - Christmas Cards' on 7 Dec 2010 in 'Homepage Vets' on 6 Dec 2010 in 'Windows and Doors' on 1 Dec 2010


in 'Architectural Details (see new rules)' on 28 Nov 2010 in 'Alphabet Soup (Letter V) - 2 images only per letter' on 27 Nov 2010 in 'â–º No More Color â—„' on 25 Nov 2010 in 'Black and White Photography - NO COLOR TONES, NO SEPIA, 1 upload/24hrs please' on 25 Nov 2010 in '**Photography Challenge Group** - Work MUST fit the current 'Open' challenges' on 24 Nov 2010 in 'ID Me ~ Nature Photos Only (2 per day)' on 24 Nov 2010 in 'Art By Bubble Hosts' on 21 Nov 2010 in 'Live and Let Live ( try to keep it to 5 per day :)' on 21 Nov 2010 in 'TUNNEL VISION (photography only)' on 19 Nov 2010 in 'Still Life Fine Art and Food Photography' on 19 Nov 2010 in 'Out of the Blue' on 13 Nov 2010 in 'The Art of Intrigue 2/24' on 11 Nov 2010 in 'Domestic Art - NO PEOPLE, PETS, or FLOWERS. INSIDE shots only.]' on 8 Nov 2010 in 'Days Gone By (photos 20 yrs old or more)' on 1 Nov 2010


in 'Alphabet Soup (Letter R) - 2 images only per letter' on 31 Oct 2010 in 'One Tree at a Time (not trees)' on 29 Oct 2010 in 'Vibration in Art and Verse - VAVoom!' on 26 Oct 2010 in 'Christian Churches, Statues and Crosses' on 24 Oct 2010 in 'ThE aRt Of pEEliNg PaINt' on 23 Oct 2010 in 'Wall of the World' on 23 Oct 2010 in 'Extra-Ordinary Photography' on 22 Oct 2010 in 'Face 2 Face UK' on 21 Oct 2010 in 'Face 2 Face UK' on 21 Oct 2010 in '**FOCUS and LIGHTING** (please read our rules changes)' on 20 Oct 2010 in 'Artistic Motion - Photography' on 17 Oct 2010 in 'DUTCH SHOWCASE (2 A DAY PLEASE)' on 17 Oct 2010 in 'Art By Bubble Hosts' on 17 Oct 2010 in '*The Wonder of Wings*.....*4 IMAGES/DAY*' on 16 Oct 2010 in 'Live, Love, Dream'on 16 Oct 2010 in 'Naturally BLACK/ WHITE, DUO and CONTRAST 1/24 *no b&w/sepia photography please*' on 16 Oct 2010 in 'Best from Around the Barnyard' on 16 Oct 2010 in 'You're Accepted' on 15 Oct 2010 in 'The Beauty of Nature:(Nothing Man-Made) 2 per day (No HDR, textures, layers, etc)' on 15 Oct 2010 in 'STAIRS & STAIRCASES' on 11 Oct 2010 in 'Victorian Viewfinders' on 10 Oct 2010 in 'Time to watch clocks' on 6 Oct 2010 in 'Windmills, Watermills, Lighthouses and Ferris Wheels' on 6 Oct 2010 in 'Windmills, Watermills, Lighthouses and Ferris Wheels' on 6 Oct 2010 in '"Mornings & Evenings -- Sunbeams & Storms +Rainbows now OK!+' on 5 Oct 2010 in '! Inspired Art !' on 5 Oct 2010 in 'All Things Natural in the British Isles.' on 4 Oct 2010 in 'All That's Archaeology' on 4 Oct 2010 in 'INSPIRED BY MUSIC' on 4 Oct 2010 in 'Light up My Life (all about lamps)' on 4 Oct 2010 in 'Dutch Touch' on 4 Oct 2010 in 'Solo Exhibition' on 1 Oct 2010 in 'TUNNEL VISION (photography only)' on 1 Oct 2010 in 'Visual Texture (1 image per 24/hrs)' on 1 Oct 2010

  • Age: 50
  • Joined: October 2008

Journal

Another Home Page - Oporto. Thank you Ace Cafe!

Huge thanks to the Hosts of Ace Cafe! It was great to get another RedBubble Home Page feature today (my 14th since I joined RB! Yay!!!), as a result of the recent challenge. / If you have not visited the Ace Cafe group, I would recommend it! It’s an altogether different RB experience. All the action is in the Forums and work does not make it to the group’s page, until at least 10 grou…
Posted about 3 years – 4 comments

*NOMINATED FOR SoJie 10!* - An extravaganza of Earth Day art

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 10! / Goodnight Mr. Edison… Going Green! / by monocotylidono / Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition… / I am very excited to have my art selected for the special Earth Day celebration theme to exhibit in SoJie 10. SoJie 10 takes its name from the Solo Exhibition group’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 10th one, ever, …
Posted over 3 years – 22 comments

Vote for better RB marketing!

Dear RB Friends… / First of all: Happy New Year! :-) / I have created a new feature request on RB: / As you know, at the moment you can set RB to automatically publish a notification to FaceBook, when you upload new picture on RB. / I have discovered a much better mechanism for promoting your work: If you sign up to posterous.com you can configure it to automatically re-broadcast whatever y…
Posted over 3 years – 6 comments

What art is in which group? - NEW UTILITY

The one thing that most people have asked me for, ever since I started writing RB utilities back in early 2009, is a utility to see what art has been submitted to which group. / I am pleased to say that I have given in to the nagging and finally found the time to write it! There have been rumours for a while now that RB were redesigning their group management interface to provide this, but it see…
Posted almost 4 years – 39 comments