Stavros Messinis studied journalism, photography, literature and arts in Greece and Australia. He is mainly interested in art photography, painting and literature and especially in poetry. Currently he works in various photography based art projects.
He has published five poetic compositions in Greek: Ωρα Μηδέν (Elikia Books,1983), Δεντρόπολη (Elikia Books,1987), Εαρ το Πρώτο (Elikia Books, 1988), Το Σπίτι των Υακίνθων (2010, e-book) and Καλειδοσκόπιο (2010, e-book). Steve was also co-editor, together with Thanasis Spilias, of the bilingual anthology Reflections – Selected Works from the Greek Australian Literature (Elikia Books, 1988). It was a special edition partially funded by the Australian Bicentennial Authority to celebrate Australia’s Bicentenary in 1988.
He worked as journalist and editor for various newspapers, magazines and radio stations. He also founded and managed the book publishing house Elikia Books in Melbourne and the news website www.tganews.com. The site won the first award from the Ministry for Press of Greece for 2001, presented by the former President of the Hellenic Republic, Costis Stefanopoulos.