Dimitris Michalakis was born and currently living in Athens. His journey in the world of photography began in 1986 by attending the photographic workshop of Dimitris Chliveros. Later on he attended the studio QUARTZ of Platon Rivellis. He worked in Photohoros and also took part in the seminars of the Photographic Circle, organised by Platon Rivellis. Since 1990 he works as a freelancer photographer. Furthermore, he has been a professor of Architectural Photography in Leica Academy in Athens in the period of 2009-2021.