Stratis Kas (born February 15, 1972) is an Greek-Italian professional diving instructor, photographer, film director, and author.
As a athlete, Kas has been a professional Advanced Cave instructor for the most prestigious diving certifications agencies for over 10 years. His travels have taken him in the most extreme locations and he has led and participated in expeditions around the world, building a resume of important diving achievements.
In 2020 he published Close Calls, arguably one of the most important books about diving.
As a visual artist, Kas’s originally planned a career in architecture, but he fell in love with photography with such an intense passion that it eventually became his job. Architecture still influences his work. His love of the structure and attention to detail are ever-present, displaying lines and volumes with a refined light.The characters that populate his images come against the visual sophistication of his carefully studied compositions. We are in balance, between strength and beauty.
Kas directed the documentary Amphitrite (2017), which was shortlisted for the “Short to the Point” Film Festival. His second documentary, Infinite Liquid (2019), chronicles the unknown Cave diving destinations of Greece. The film was selected to be presented at the Tekdive USA event in 2020.
Kas has creative directed, directed and photographed commercial work for brands including Fendi, Vionnet, Dior, Galeries Lafayette, Levis’ and Pandora amongst others. His personal work has appeared on the worlds most prestigious publications such as Vogue (Italy, Russia, Portugal and Greece), Dazed & Confused, Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel, Jalouse, GQ Style and Interview magazine.
Kas lives between Paris and Barcelona, but calls the world home.