Greek-born Marina Vernicos is inspired by the heavenly landscapes all around her everyday and pays homage to them through her photography. Born in Athens, she has deep admiration for her native country and notably for the many Greek islands that she captures through impressive aerial views. Her passion for photography was revealed after an initial academic cursus in 1994 at the Emerson College of Boston and continued in 1999 at Harvard University. Since 2001, she has exhibited her images internationally and collaborates with the brands Mercedes, Perrier, and Napapijri. Besides London, New York, and Monaco, her shots have also been presented at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Greece, the Louvre Museum in Paris, as well as the Hangaram Art Museum in Korea. Marina Vernicos won the Sandro Botticelli Prize at the Palazzo Giucciardi Bongianna in Florence and first prize from National Geographic for one of her photographs taken in Antarctica.