Photographers Direct Newsletter: July 2006


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Newsletter July 2006


Jana Birchum, The Film Girls, United States
Philippe Ruttens, Philippe Ruttens Photography, Australia
Gerard Kingma, Gerard Kingma Travel And Nature Photography, Netherlands
Girish Menon, Girish Menon Examinations, India
Nick Lewis, Nick Lewis Photography, United Kingdom
Mario Ponta, Mario Ponta Photography, France
David Smith, Image By Interface, Canada
Christine Osborne, Christine Osborne Pictures, United Kingdom
Judith Blake, Blakesmare Studio, United States
Michael DeFreitas, Travel Snaps, Canada
Can Sengunes, , United Kingdom
Paul Hartley, Paulhartley | Photography, Canada
Felipe Rodriguez, Felipe Rodriguez Photography, Spain
Royce Bair, Stock Solution, United States
Paul Lawrence, Paul Lawrence Photography, Canada
Judah S. Harris, Judah S. Harris, United States
Peter J Crowley, Photographic Art, United States
Geoff Dore, Geoff Dore Photography, United Kingdom
Kayte Deioma, Kayte Deioma Photography, United States
Tim Gainey, Tim Gainey Photography, United Kingdom


All these contributors and thousands of other sources of professional images can be found on the Photographers Direct website.

photo by Jana Birchum

Jana Birchum has a new photo essay on women's professional football in the United States. Focussing on the Austin, Texas team, the Austin Outlaws, the story is an unusual look into the female version of this most male of sports.

Jana is a photojournalist and reportage photographer based in Austin, Texas. Her work has been published internationally in newspapers and magazines, and she currently has a display of her music images on exhibition in Austin.

She is avaible for feature and editorial asssignments throughout the Southwest.

Jana Birchum
The Film Girls
United States
phone: 512/297-7821

photo by Philippe Ruttens

Philippe Ruttens is a Sydney-based editorial and advertising photographer available for commissions worldwide.
BRAND NEW! Stock images on Australia, Belgium, France, Greece, Spain and UK (contact sheets on request). Just email for more info.

Quirky and modern images of Australia including Red Centre, Outback NSW, Northern Territory, Kakadu, Uluru, Sydney.
Specialised in roadtrips, environmental portraits and travel details. More soon on


Philippe Ruttens
Philippe Ruttens Photography
phone: +61 404 327710


photo by Gerard Kingma

The Bahamas!

A new portfolio at Gerard Kingma Travel and Nature Photography. The Bahamas as you've never seen them before. Colourful, warm, relaxed and easy-going. Have a look!

Other portfolios include images of France, Portugal, Madeira, Ireland, China, Belgium and many fine-art autumn and winter images from The Netherlands - his home country.

Reasonable usage fees. Highly suitable for all your publication or media presentation needs. Feel free to browse at your leisure at - Enjoy!


Gerard Kingma
Gerard Kingma Travel And Nature Photography
phone: +31 50 3023813


Girish Menon is a documentary photographer based in Bombay. Between the months of September and December, he will be photographing in Goa, India. During these months, he will be ideally placed to travel throughout the state to cover commissioned assignments. All through August, he is available for assignments to be shot in Bombay (Mumbai) and places surrounding it like Poona (Pune) and Nasikh.

On his website, you will find a selection of captivating limited edition photographs from India and others available as stock.

Please browse through his work on his website and contact him with your stock photo requirements, purchase enquiries for limited edition photographs or to discuss commissioned assignments.

Girish Menon
Girish Menon Examinations
phone: +91 22 2528 6887 (residence), +91 (0) 98

photo by Girish Menon

Nick Lewis has started to increase his stock photography by planning more projects and trips to interesting places around the UK and has recently shot some locations in Cornwall and Sussex. A lot of this stuff is currently on its way to Alamy. His main interests are in location photography (landscapes, travel, that kind of stuff) and he is keen to hear from clients who want particular places photographed. He will be heading to Italy in September.

Nick Lewis
Nick Lewis Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 01252 549569

photo by Nick Lewis
photo by Mario Ponta

Experienced social photographer Mario Ponta's recent visit to Prague has added a fresh sparkle to his work, thanks to his genuine, spontaneous models (

"I work better with simple, natural people. If my images are good, it is because I have built up a friendship with the models", Mario says.

The Paris-based photographer is adopting this fresh, new approach as he works his way across Europe's most vibrant cities: Paris, Rome and London.

In September he will be working on stock photography in Rome, where he will be available for assignments. Samples of his work are on Please contact him at


Mario Ponta
Mario Ponta Photography
phone: +33608147767


Image by Interface
Vancouver, BC based Digital Photography & Multimedia Specialists for People, Places, Events & Things. New stock photo collections include:

* TRAVEL - Caribbean, Greek Islands, Mediterranean Turkey, Hawaii, Nova Scotia, British Columbia
* CRUISING LIFE - luxury cruise ship activities and locations, gulet cruising the Turquoise Coast
* LIFESTYLE - fitness, fashion, lingerie, edgy glamour
Available for assignment photography worldwide. Writer, cruise ship guest lecturer and speaker on digital and travel photography subjects.

David Smith
Image By Interface
phone: 604-818-7662

photo by David Smith
photo by Christine Osborne

World Religions Photo Library is the UK's major multi-faith specialist agency with more than 8000 images
on-line. They cover rites of passage, RE education,
sacred foods, religious architecture and votive objects,
historic sites and places of pilgrimage relevant to
Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Sikhism.
They also stock Zoroastrianism, Shintoism and images associated with Paganism, Animism and New Age cults. Photographers should follow submission guidelines on the website.


Christine Osborne
Christine Osborne Pictures
United Kingdom
phone: 02077206951


photo by Judith Blake

Judith Blake has travel photos from: Bali, Beijing, Hong Kong, Japan (Tokyo, Nara, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Yokohama), Malaysia, Singapore, North Viet Nam, Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, etc), India (New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur), Egypt (Cairo, Alexandria), Greece (along the west coast and Athens, some islands), Myanmar(Burma),Kuwait (pre 1990), and Florida, USA.

Many of her Malaysia, Japan (Yokohama) and Thailand photos feature life in the local Chinatown as well.

These are personal glimpses as an artist rather than slick professional shots.


Judith Blake
Blakesmare Studio
United States
phone: 863 6996516



Award winning photographer Michael DeFreitas specializes in topside and underwater adventure/travel images from all over the world. His images appear regularly in many of the top international travel publications.

He has recently added hundreds of topside and underwater images to his 60,000+ stock library. Recent topside additions include Chile, Antarctica, Arctic, Galapagos, Norway, and the Azores. Recent underwater coverage includes Easter Island, Cancun, Cozumel, Malta, and various Caribbean locations.

Over the next four months Michael will be shooting both topside and underwater images in Canada's Northwest Territories, Palau, Yap, Papeete, Raiatea, Taha's Motu Mahana, Bora Bora, Moorea, and Costa Rica. He is available for piggyback assignments in both digital and film formats.


Michael DeFreitas
Travel Snaps
phone: 604-946-5505



Can Sengunes has added a new gallery of carnival images taken in the beautiful South Oxfordshire Town of Henley On Thames, England. He will also be uploading more soon to his website as new images and galleries are constantly added, so come back regularly to see what is new.

Other images online include Cambodia, Thailand, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Czech Republic and many more. Can is available for commision and also holds a large stock of original images in his unique style.


Can Sengunes

United Kingdom
phone: +44 (0) 7968603051



paulhartley | photography has recently launched a new website. The galleries are updated frequently with natural and natural element images using documentary and artistic approaches. Please browse the site and enjoy the fine detail nature, unique background and textures and landscapes. You might find that perfect image at paulhartley | photography.


Paul Hartley
Paulhartley | Photography
phone: 613-339-1653


photo by Felipe Rodriguez

Felipe Rodriguez is an award-wining Spanish photographer with a big photo collection covering a wide range of matters, from macro to cotemporary urban imagery; from sports to documentary. His work has been published in books and magazines worldwide and he has exhibited both in Spain and abroad.

In his photo collection you can find colourful, appealing images about Spain (Seville city, Andalusian landscapes, the successful Donana National Park series, Spanish culture and traditions like Easter processions and bullfighting), sports (professional Spanish football), stunning macro and nature shots, travel and experimental contemporary imagery.


Felipe Rodriguez
Felipe Rodriguez Photography
phone: 0034654558147


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Royce Bair
Stock Solution
United States
phone: 801-366-0430

photo by Royce Bair

Paul Lawrence will be covering the largest fixed keel regatta in Canada, from August 16th-19th 2006, as the Official Photographer for Chester Race Week. Images of this yachting event will be available from his new stock photography website, where high quality prints can be ordered online.

Paul also creates stunning digital mandala art and is available for custom assignments.


Paul Lawrence
Paul Lawrence Photography
phone: 902-799-9094


photo by Judah S. Harris

A pickup truck makes its way around the bend of a mountain road in the California desert; a tall tower rises above the stone walls of an ancient fortified city; four wooden rocking chairs on a wrap-around porch look together to the blue sea; and on a sidewalk in the inner city, a group of six teenagers watch with hope as a basketball glides its way into a hoop mounted to the brick wall of an apartment building.

These are just some of the many scenes and moments found in the July 2006 edition of Judah S. Harris Photographs Online - a new collection of stock imagery by Judah S. Harris, a New York-based photojournalist and fine art photographer.

Judah is widely admired for his ability to capture real people and real places with distinct composition and a strong sense of narrative. His photographs have appeared in advertising all over the world, in magazines and exhibits, and on the covers of 40 novels.

To browse the new collection of images, as well as images from prior editions of Judah S. Harris Photographs Online, visit his website.


Judah S. Harris
Judah S. Harris
United States
phone: 718.380.7945


photo by Peter J Crowley

Peter J. Crowley's web site includes new People and Documentary images. Portfolios include, "Faces and Facades" old cities new looks, "Small Business" and its place in the corporate world. Family farms, Fishing Fleets, Diners, Fast Food not franchised, Motion/Emotion performing arts and people. Figures real and surreal. Black and white and color.
Peter's work is in numerous private collections, and his documentary work for Brown University’s Rites and Reason Theater is in the permanent collection of The Smithsonian Institute. His work with internationally known choreographer Truda Kaschmann is in the permanent collection at The Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford CT.

Two Artists, Two Mediums, Two Views of The Figure as an Artistic Statement ArtSpace Norwich Gallery Opening September 1st 7pm
35 Chestnut St. Norwich CT


Peter J Crowley
Photographic Art
United States
phone: 860 204 0222


Geoff Doré is an award-winning freelance professional photographer based in England. His website shows just a representative selection of images (currently around 1,300 online and counting) from his stock photolibrary of over 120,000 transparencies and digital images, covering a wide variety of subjects but with a special emphasis on nature/wildlife and landscape/travel imagery.

The website has keyword search and category search facilities, as well as extensive subject indexes, coupled with large clear thumbnail images, comprehensive image information, lightbox facility, and fast page-loading.

New images have recently been uploaded - to see just these images enter the following code number into the Search box on : 060720

Geoff Dore
Geoff Dore Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 07041 514133 or 01202 315326

photo by Geoff Dore

Internationally published travel and documentary photographer Kayte Deioma has added extensive recent coverage of New Orleans, Louisiana to her online stock database including the hurricane aftermath, re-building, relief organizations, volunteers and continuing tourism, hotels, restaurants and attractions. Accompanying articles are also available for licensing.

Other destinations in the database: Guadalajara, MX; Berlin; Prague; London; Boston; Santa Fe, NM; Tuscany, Northern Ireland, and many Ohio and Southern California subjects. Montreal images will be uploaded soon.

Kayte will be shooting a story in Lisbon in September and is looking for additional assignments/commissions in the area. Lisbon was just announced as the site for the 7th Global Travel & Tourism Summit in May 2007.

Kayte shoots for both editorial publications and the travel and tourism industry and is available for assignments in Southern California and around the world.

Her photos have appeared in National Geographic books, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Spin Magazine, Variety, the Ottawa Citizen, and many other publications. Kayte also writes and shoots the LA for Visitors Guide on ( and publishes the online travel magazine

Kayte Deioma
Kayte Deioma Photography
United States
phone: 562-434-6052

photo by Kayte Deioma

Creative photography by identical twins Tim and Trev Gainey

''Sat Chit Ananda''
''Being Awarness Bliss''

In the moment we observe what is around us and capture the image.

We invite you to share what we love to do !

Kind Regards Tnt

Tim Gainey
Tim Gainey Photography
United Kingdom

photo by Tim Gainey


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