Alexander J.E. Bradley
I've been in Paris since 2010 and I cannot get enough of this city. Each time I take a tour, I still manage to find some small thing that I've never noticed before, this magnificent city is bursting with secrets, vistas, and details and is a photographer's delight. I guess that is why I love this city so much (and croissants). I've been featured in publications such as Lonely Planet, Practical Photography, Savoir Tout faire en Photographie and The Peninsula as well as being features on The Flickr Weekly. Let me guide you through some of my favourite parts of the City of Light and impart some of my practical photography knowledge to help you take creative control of your images.
Originally from Missouri, USA, I have called Paris home since early 2012. My time off is mainly spent as my time on, wandering the outer reaches of this city, from Montmartre to Vincennes, camera in hand, to capture the spontaneous moments that the hidden quarters present to me. I love to play with light and enjoy teaching the more subtle creative points of photography to help you understand not only your camera, but also your eye.
Clara Abi Nader
After getting my bachelor degree in Photography from The Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts, I came to Paris for a masters in filmmaking. I became passionate about photography while taking portraits of my family and entourage. I developed a sense of narrative and slowly developed an interest in the cinematic quality of the pictures I was creating. By submerging myself in the visual world of cinema I pushed myself to create works that tell a story and turn the mundane into magnificence.
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Originally from Vancouver, Canada, I have embraced Paris after arriving early in 2016. With over a decade of experience in the photographic industry and a love of shooting portraiture and fashion, I am thoroughly enjoying the old-world beauty that Paris has to offer. I love to explore and to share some of my favourite places in this unique city while helping you to grow your skills and to capture some excellent images. Personally, I have become more and more interested in film-making, having completed my first short film in 2016, and will always have a special place in my heart for analogue photography.
Margot is a true Parisian through and through. Born in the heart of the City of Light, the banks of the river Seine became her playground. She gravitated towards photography during her art studies and combined her passion for theatre with photography where she frequently shoots for stage and theatre. Her intimate knowledge of every inch of Paris means she can show you all of the hidden secrets this city has to offer.
Mathias began his career as a photojournalist and since then crossed many disciplines, now finds himself comfortable with oriented towards architecture and conceptual photography. His work has been exhibited with the Photographic Association of Marseille where he displayed a triptych with the theme "In the manner of..." where he expresses in his images a style and a graphic that corresponds to it. Moving from Marseille to Paris has allowed him to get closer to his photographic dreams by being surrounded by inspiration, opportunity and beauty in the French capital.
Born in Munich, Germany but raised internationally, my love for photography started with my curiosity and desire to connect to people, cultures and environments in order to increase my understanding of the eccentricities, oddities and beauty of the ever-changing every day. I love roaming the streets of Paris like a child seeing the world for the first time, and I encourage you to join me in using all your senses to embrace the magic of the city while capturing an experience that is uniquely your own.
Dominic James Blewett
Originally from the UK, I have spent most of my adult life outside of it. I lived first in China, then for many years in Vietnam, and since 2012 I've been based in Berlin. I shoot everything from food and lifestyle features for magazines, destination weddings, development projects, portraits, and news and event photography. My work has appeared in publications such as Vice, The Wire, The Lancet, and The Word. When not on assignment I love exploring this fascinating city, discovering its hidden secrets, and I look forward to taking you with me.
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Munich born, Berlin-Kreuzberg based, Katrin has shot documentary photography projects around the globe; along the route of the Trans-Siberian railway to China, to East Africa and north of the Arctic Circle. In her photography, she reveals the beauty of the ordinary and considers the impact of cultural and social contexts on the human condition.
She studied Photography at the Staatliche Fachakademie für Fotodesign in Munich and Visual Anthropology in Manchester and completed her Postgraduate Class at Ostkreuz School for Photography in Berlin. For the better past of the last decade, she has been working as a freelance photographer on her own projects and assignment for different publications and organisations. Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and has been selected for renowned photo festivals around the world.
Marzena studied Photography at the University of Applied Sciences in Dortmund Germany and work as a photographer in Berlin for five years. Her personal photographic projects have been exhibited internationally, and her editorial work has been published in various magazines worldwide. She is generally fascinated with remote and inaccessible environments, and her work is a study of the correlation between humans and places.
Alexa is a Canadian born, New York educated,
The Sony Alpha landscape award-winning photographer Andy Yee specialises in travel and tourism photography. When he is not living our of a suitcase, he is a content creator and photo educator based in Sydney, Australia.
His attention to details to provides a classic look, rather than a trend. As a photographer, he places importance to engage, educate and entertain an audience. A photographer can do all these things and make a difference in people’s perception of the world. To be able to travel abroad and capture the harmony between people of different cultures and beautiful landscapes and design, these are the things that inspire him to chase, photograph and share.
Andy enjoys inspiring others and helps them seek out their own adventures and pushes people to their on boundaries. He is a contributor to the Travel2Next and Resource Travel networks; his commercial work is also published in Signature Style & Travel, Indesign Live and Habitus magazine.
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José Luis Cantabrana Garcia
For me, photographs are about moments. It is how I feel when I take them, where I am in the world, and who might surround me at the time. I feel peaceful while I sit taking long exposure pictures, yet the anticipation of how it will turn out excites me. I am a glass half full kind of guy. If my partner could be jealous of one thing, it would be the clouds. I am always looking up, searching for them, hoping for fast ones, “It is the look of love” she would say.
My curiosity consumes me and keeps me wanting more, like a little boy searching for the end of the rainbow. I love to travel and capture as many sunrises and sunsets that I can. The colours that it can create is breathtaking and unpredictable. I will go to the edge of the cliff or the top of a mountain to capture the perfect moment; no fence can stop me!
The crossroads of the Mediterranean is a love affair that inspires me everyday. There's always a photograph calling out to me, besides a good glass of wine and a plate of pasta. When I'm not taking pictures I'm usually enjoying dinners or having aperitivo with friends. I love discovering new areas in Italy or going back to places with a crew of models and photographer friends to make magic happen.
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Everyone has a profound need to tell the world how they feel, how they see. The real burden is the constant exploration of expression. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that I luckily found my path in photography. More that ink on paper, notes in the air or paint on canvas. My creation is of light on film, this is my expression.
I have no limits or disciplines in photography. I look for the meaning in everything. I find my life as a photographer a never-ending challenge, an everlasting expedition.
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Born and raised in Venice, I grew up with a photojournalistic background. I have worked as a freelance photographer since 2012. As a professional, I worked for national and international corporate institutions and magazines. More than a job: photography is my passion, fire for my soul. An instrument to express myself, connect with other people and sharing experiences.
Born and bread in Lisbon, I still love this city. They call it "Luz-boa" which literally translates as "Light Good" in Portuguese, and if you have spend any time here, you will understand why. I left my corporate job in Madrid to get back to my roots and to be closer to my camera. Since that shift, I have been shooting anything that comes in front of my lens; a vintage wedding, a complete recipe book, moments of passage from culture to culture. Travel is still a large part of my life, and my photography. But my real passion is people, portraits and everyday life in all of its glory. A shadow, symmetry, and a single shoe left alone; this is what captures my attention. Photography is my way of reading things, places and people, and a beautiful opportunity to create my own story from whatever I see.
Dreamer. Star gazer. All about the visuals.
The way I see things, I see everything as being magical, intense and bursting with universal truth. My life, and my journey with photography is a constant state of battle within myself to capture that as a clear and irrefutable image. I photograph to give myself strength, and I photograph to explore all the things I am afraid of.
A mist chaser and a dream catcher, Martin has been searching Prague, Czech and the world for the perfect landscape; from the depths of the rainforests of the Amazon, to the chilly peaks of the Himalayas. His connection with travel agents and magazines has helped fund his thirst for travel photography. As an international award winning photographer appearing in numerous publications worldwide, Martin insists that though his travels to over 35 countries, there is no place more spectacular than Prague.
I graduated with an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the London College of Communication. In between foreign assignments, predominantly in conflicts areas, I cover local news and celebrity events in the city and you might have seen my work on the pages of National Geographic or The Guardian, as well as in Vogue or Vanity Fair.
During my free time, I like to wander the streets of the British capital and capture the quirky and the unusual. Let me be your guide and I will be most happy to share with you the tips I have gathered on the red carpets and frontlines around the world as well as show you around my favourite spots in the Big Smoke.
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I started shooting for pure passion and curiosity and have found that photography offered me the opportunity to discover the world around me in so many different ways. I shot for Booking.com and TripAdvisor, which I enjoyed immensely as it gave me the chance to explore cities around Europe.
I shoot everything I am curious about, from landscapes to street photography, but what I enjoy the most is exploring the city and looking for new photographic opportunities. Let me be your photography guide in London, and together we will capture the mood of the city.
Wouter le Duc
Intrigued by the complexity and uniqueness of human life and interactions from a young age, Wouter le Duc began using photography as a means to capture the stories and lives of people on the fringe of society. Le Duc focuses on the outsiders, the eccentric and the marginalised, using his photographs to give them a voice within society, and forcing viewers to acknowledge and explore the subjects’ life journeys. Blending realism and the fantastic, Le Duc creates arresting visuals which exhibit the largeness and complexity of human experience. An internationally exhibited photographer, with many art magazine publications to his name, Le Duc’s is gaining wide recognition.
At the Willem de Koning Academy of Arts in Rotterdam, Joke's instinctive interest in people and their stories led her to documentary portraiture. She thrives on that tingly feeling in her stomach: receiving a phone call today to be commissioned on a job tomorrow; arriving at a shoot not knowing what to expect or what the outcome will be. One of the biggest perks for Schut is being surprised by people and their settings. On contracted jobs, the thrill is to succeed in producing creative work within the parameters of the assignment. With personal projects, she delights in portraying the subject on a deeper level.
Based in Amsterdam, Joke Schut divided her time between personal projects and commissioned editorial work for clients throughout the Netherlands.
An award-winning Dubai based photographer specialising in architecture, interior and hospitality photography having an eye for detail has executed several projects for well-known brands like Accor, Emaar and Kempinski.
His image “Rolling In”, an image of fog engulfing Dubai Marina in 2014, was published in the first edition of “Muy Visual Intersante”, a magazine in Spain focusing on spectacular images across the world.
His architecture photography has been recognised by several international photography competitions and has been exhibited and featured in several articles and newspapers. When not designing at his desk, he can be found wandering around the city or high up on a rooftop shooting a different perspective.
Sammy Green is a Melbourne based photographer and stylist with a passion for food and travel. Living and having studied photography in Melbourne, she has developed a deep knowledge of the culture and lifestyle unique to the city. Sammy spends her time as a freelance photographer working with some of Melbourne’s bars and restaurants. She also teaches at RMIT University where she loves to share her knowledge and develop the skills of her students.
Allow Sammy to help you capture what is argued to be the most livable city in the world. She will work with you to explore your unique style whilst pointing out some of the hidden gems Melbourne will offer you on the remainder of your adventure.
Frank Liu is a Hong Kong-based photographer with a passion for storytelling through photographs. Raised in Hong Kong, Frank has developed an in-depth knowledge of the culture and lifestyle unique to the city. His photos are created to bring serenity to the viewers and have been published in The Guardian, The Sun and The Daily Mail.
Frank spends his spare time travelling around the world and is constantly challenging himself as an artist. For that reason, he enjoys pushing and inspiring others to find their own unique artistic perspective during the photo tour.
Hong Kong is a place with a unique fusion of Eastern and Western culture. Frank will guide you to explore the famous attractions as well as the unique hidden spots in the city to capture moments that are special to you.
An experienced Tokyo based photographer, originally from Sardinia, Italy, Gio is at ease within the Italian and Japanese cultures. He enjoys both just as long as you don't put soy sauce on a pizza or you'll see him sweating cold! Landscapes, traditional Awaodori festivals and street photography are his cup of tea.
Living with a camera in his hand in Tokyo for more than ten years he can make anyone dangerously fall in love with it. Alleys, gardens, temples, crowded streets and hidden tunnels. What more can you ask for? Neon and lights all night long? There is plenty of those as well!
Currently collaborating with exhibitions at the Island Gallery Tokyo, he has been featured by Sigma Japan, Canson/Maruman, and print publications in Japan and internationally.
When I first left the UK and moved to Tokyo in the late 90s, the city fascinated me. Now, many years later, it still does — only more so. The longer you spend exploring the Japanese capital, the more there is to find. The high-tech and traditional. Bright lights and dark alleyways. The ultra-modern and dilapidated. Plus, of course, the salarymen and the eccentrics. It is all out there, along with a whole lot more, making it a street photographer’s dream.
My Tokyo images have been featured in publications such as The Economist, New Statesman, Der Spiegel, The Guardian and The Japan Times. It is a city that has been very kind to me, so in return, let me be your guide around this sprawling metropolis and help you get the shots you want from Tokyo.
Fashion photography is his day job, and even though he travels on assignment often, he is most at home wandering the hills of Hong Kong Island, shooting streetscapes and eating pineapple buns. Even though he knows all of the technical aspects of photography, he masters little tricks to make a shot better without being mechanical. Like how to use the available light to capture a moment, or just changing the camera angle to produce a better image. He doesn't like to shoot with the sheep, but rather to search out the best vantage points, be that on a fence, rooftop or the middle of the road.
Martin Alan Smith
I started my career taking photographs for my University newspaper before progressing to my local newspaper. I always had a head for Photojournalism so I studied again and graduated with an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the internationally renowned London College of Communication. My work has been published internationally in publications like The Guardian, Financial Times & Bloomberg.
I am currently working on my own long-term documentary projects; it means a great deal to me to have the time to get under the skin and develop stories with complex narratives and powerful messages. I have photographed in conflict zones around the world, but my heart always remains in my hometown of Edinburgh, with their walls that hold a thousand stories.
I live a life of adventures, warmth, good food & wines in the Latin and bohemian spirit of Barcelona. Growing up in Provence, I quickly discovered a passion for the golden Provençale light – which has left a footprint in the poetic way I’ve got to see the world. I studied Journalism in Montpellier where I’d learn the importance of images in the media and went on practising analogue and lab photography. From there I went onto developing a diverse portfolio of corporate and event photography, and a passionate catalogue of personal work made of nature, portraits and landscapes collections. I became Photo Specialist at Booking.com HQ, where I trained a team of Photo Editors, Freelance Photographers, and where I strengthened my visual acuity as well as my technical skills in the specialisms of Travel and Interior Photography.
Photography has always inspired Gauvin, and it became a real passion during his studies where he developed into a professional automobile and travel photographer. He works as a freelancer for several national and international brands; been featured in local and international newspapers such as El Periodico, Fubiz, Time Out and exhibited in Art galleries in Barcelona and all across Europe. He is passionate about travel and aims to visit a new place every month. A travel lover, adventurer and explorer, his first motivation is to fix atmospheres and share the beauty of the world, blurring the lines between life and work.