Photographers Direct Newsletter: August 2007


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Newsletter August 2007


Boaz Rottem, Boazimages, China & Hong Kong
tony schweikle, SCHOT Productions, United States
Peter Davey, Photography By Peter Davey, United Kingdom
Cindy Strunze, Cindy Strunze, Ireland
Mike Spence, Grasstrax Images, United Kingdom
John Lander, Asia Pacific Images, Japan
vincent abbey, Vincent Abbey Photography, United Kingdom
Caroline Sevkovic, A1PIX Limited, United Kingdom
Derek Pedley, Airteamimages, United Kingdom
Ian Mckenzie, Excitations, Australia
Alan Skyrme, Alan Skyrme Photography, Brazil
Martyn Chillmaid, Martyn Chillmaid Photography, United Kingdom
Ryan Li, Ryan Li Photography, United Kingdom
Oliver Wright, Digitoli, United Kingdom
Darren Craig, Darren Craig Photography, United Kingdom
Julia Robertson, Aero-Imaging, Inc., United States
Marek Mierzejewski, Mirror, Poland
Remo Kurka, Public Agenda, Ghana
John Fraser, John Fraser Photography, United Kingdom
Balan Madhavan, Hornbil Images Pvt Ltd, India


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

photo by Boaz Rottem

Boaz Rottem is a photographer and a photojournalist who travels between Asia and Africa, capturing raw and powerful images that accentuate the human aspect of life.

Available for assignments anywhere (with a penchant for 'off-the-beaten-track' type work), Boaz is an experienced world traveller who enjoys documenting the peoples, cultures and nature of the places he visits.

His recent work highlights, amongst others, the Surma tribe (Ethiopia), the Yi and Tibetan minorities (China) and can be viewed in his collection at

Future journeys are planned to Rwanda, Congo and Java (Indonesia).

Boaz Rottem
China & Hong Kong
phone: 8613701459454 , 85264958459


US photographer Tony Schweikle travels back and forth to Italy regularly. Visit his stock files and you will see that diversity is his speciality. For more than 10 years Tony worked as a professional ski photographer and has been published in Powder, Ski and Skiing magazines. From his home on the southern coast of Italy, he can reach many parts of Europe in a few hours. Tony is alailable for any kind of assignment, whether in Europe or from his home base in southwest Colorado.


Tony Schweikle
SCHOT Productions
United States
phone: 815 861-6136



August sees the launch of a new website for UK based photographer Peter Davey. The site is available at and covers the wide range of services on offer as well as access to his wide marketing network of contacts. Peter shoots stock photos to order as well as fashion, glamour, commercial and industrial photography.


Peter Davey
Photography By Peter Davey
United Kingdom
phone: 07799885560


photo by Cindy Strunze

Cindy Strunze, an independent assignment and stock photographer whose work has been published in calendars, travel guides and magazines across Europe has extended her portfolio with hundreds of images from Ireland. Specialising in landscapes and architecture she focuses on Dublin City, the greater Irish East Coast area as well as Co. Galway.

Her vivid and colourful images can be seen at the Peoples Photography 20th Annual Exhibition in Dublin's Stephens Green on August 25th & 26th, 2007.

Cindy is planning to capture the scenery and life on the island of Malta this September and is able to take on further on-the-road assignments.


Cindy Strunze
Cindy Strunze
phone: 00353 (0) 876710280


Mike Spence has updated his website which now contains a direct link to over 1300 of his stock images. An easy to use search engine can be used to search for a wide variety of Rights Managed and Royalty Free Images.

Subjects include Landscapes of Snowdonia, Greek Islands, Still Life, Wildlife and Abstract images.

Mike Spence
Grasstrax Images
United Kingdom

photo by Mike Spence

John Lander is an Asia-Pacific based photographer living near Tokyo, Japan. Originally from San Francisco, he has recently added hundreds of images of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Bay, Napa and Sonoma and Bodega Bay.

Next month will see John on the Tibet Railway, following the success of his Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian Railway trips. This trip will end up in Beijing, where he will be adding to his already extensive Beijing gallery.

John is available for assignments and his calendar for the next few months is as follows:
September: Lhasa, Tibet and Beijing, China
October: Shanghai and Kunming, China
November: Kyoto, Japan
December: Kamakura, Japan (home base)
January: Cebu, Manila and Manaue, Philippines
February: Chiangmai, Thailand; Angkor & Phnom Penh, Cambodia


John Lander
Asia Pacific Images
phone: 046-876-2454



Vincent Abbey has recently added a series of figure studies of a young woman with a size-zero figure, ideal for illustrating the ongoing debate about this much sought-after and much-criticised body shape.

He also photographs actors on a regular basis, so, if you have a particular scenario in mind, he has the contacts to create it.


Vincent Abbey
Vincent Abbey Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 0161 860 6794



A1Pix Ltd have just launched their new website offering fresh, illustrative stock photography for Rights Managed and Royalty Free images.

The new A1Pix Ltd database has a wide range of several hundred thousand pictures and offers one of the fastest and most efficient ways of obtaining professional photographic images from the internet.

Clients are able to search for the image they require with their own unique user name and password. At any time, day and night, users can access and download high-res print quality images ready for immediate use.

The A1Pix team is available, as before, to assist with any researching and/or queries.


Caroline Sevkovic
A1PIX Limited
United Kingdom
phone: 020 7415 7045


photo by Derek Pedley the global aviation image library has completely revised and updated it's website. The result has been a refinement of existing features and the incorporation of many new ones. The Traditional dropdown menus have been expanded to allow visitors to browse by "themes" and "topics" as well as aircraft type, operator and location. The new site now has a fully functional lightbox facility where you can create multiple lightboxes using as many or as few images as you like, copy and move images between various lightboxes, and show them to your friends and colleagues via a "user friendly" URL.


Derek Pedley
United Kingdom
phone: 01675 466454


photo by Ian Mckenzie

Looking for background images for your next project?
Australian stock and people photographer Ian Mckenzie has just released a collection of Natural Background Images. Perfectly suited as background images in both printed and electronic productions, these close up and abstract images of rocks, tree bark, leaves, moss, and water provide the ideal organic feel for natural product presentations, web sites and brochures.

All images in the collection are available for instant purchase and download from the Excitations web site.


Ian Mckenzie
phone: +613 5025 3368


photo by Alan Skyrme

Alan Skyrme will be leading a tour into Amazonia during August. Stock images from this trip will be available at the beginning of September.

Later in September Alan will be travelling to UK and Italy and is available for short term commissions in those countries.


Alan Skyrme
Alan Skyrme Photography
phone: +55 41 3018 8851 or



For 25 years Martyn Chillmaid has supplied most major publishers, both in the UK and abroad, with photo illustrations for school books and educational materials. Science is a particular speciality and his pictures of biology, chemistry and physics appear in many leading textbooks.

Martyn will be heading off to France for a location shoot later this year for a publisher of modern languages.
He's not just a snapper supplying pictures but a collaborator helping to get the best out of a project for his client. He is happy to organise all aspects of a shoot whether that is for an hour or several weeks. Visit or contact him for a PDF portfolio and list of fees.


Martyn Chillmaid
Martyn Chillmaid Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 01527544438



Ryan Li is now selling limited edition, fine art prints of his award-winning photography for charity. Proceeds from sales will support ActionAid and their community work in Cambodia.

Ryan was named Guardian Student Photographer of the Year 2003, and is currently a London-based wedding and travel photographer, and psychologist. Over the next 4 months he will be photographing Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Hong Kong and Macau, western China (Sichuan), Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Ryan will be available for specific assignments. Also visit his Web site for stock photography of European cities.


Ryan Li
Ryan Li Photography
United Kingdom
phone: +44 (0)7855 949049



If anyone needs new photographs of Jamaica & Caribbean life, please contact Oliver Wright.

Oliver will be traveling around the country between Sept 14th and Nov 14th this year. His current commission involves reportage of 'Life On The Island' - the people, the landscape, the culture, history, beaches and the architecture and he would be delighted to hear from any buyers that require pictures from this beautiful part of our world.


Oliver Wright
United Kingdom
phone: + 44 (0) 7971 928 805


Based in Scotland, Darren Craig has recently returned from a 12 month trip around SE Asia, Australasia and Japan. Three months of this trip were spent producing documentary, press and PR images as an Expedition Photographer in Borneo's jungles and remote communities for a respected UK Based youth development charity.

Darren has a large collection of images from his trip, particularly Laos, Myanmar, Japan and New Zealand and would be interested in hearing from anyone with specific picture requests, or who is requiring photography work in a documentary, journalism or NGO type role abroad. He has a particular interest in becoming involved with local communities.

Darren will also be travelling around Scotland climbing, hiking and biking so would be happy to receive specific picture requests.

Darren Craig
Darren Craig Photography
United Kingdom
phone: +44(0)7785790789

photo by Darren Craig

Julia Robertson's Aero-Imaging, Inc. is a Full Service Photography Company specializing in Custom & Stock Aerials Worldwide Since 1991. Julia is available for worldwide assignments.

Featuring new image collections from San Francisco/Napa Valley areas and Barcelona, Ibiza Spain. In addition galleries include Sport Stadiums, Islands, Abstract, Petroleum Industry and much more. Mention Photographers Direct and receive an additional 10% off any image purchase.


Julia Robertson
Aero-Imaging, Inc.
United States
phone: 302-753-5406



Marek Mierzejewski has many new Polish RM nature photos: - animal pictures - bird photography - birds of pray - swan - stork - pheasant - heron - butterflies - butterfly photos - crane pictures

See them all and more on his website.


Marek Mierzejewski
phone: mobil 501 061 920



Photographer Remo Kurka is based both in Ghana ( West Africa ) and Wales (UK).

He has stock covering Gabon, Cameroun, Togo, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Benin, Germany, Poland and England, and is available for assignment work as well.


Remo Kurka
Public Agenda
phone: 4479 71913106


photo by John Fraser

John Fraser is due to travel to Southern Turkey shortly and would be interested in any requests/wants for images related to Turkey and related themes. He will be around the Antalya/Side area so anything around sun, sea, pool as well as cultural suggestions would be welcome.


John Fraser
John Fraser Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 01614861915


photo by Balan Madhavan

Hornbil Images, the fastest growing on-line stock agency from South India has signed a strategic partnership with Europhoto of South Korea. The exclusive collection of images from the site will now be available from their Korean partner site as well. The never-seen-before collection of Licensed and Royalty Free images on South India are now available with Alamy UK, ARCO Images Germany, DCR Foto Spain and Europhoto Korea. Hornbil has recently added around 500 images on the most importatnt festival of Kerala "Onam" to their collection.

Hornbil CEO, M.Balan has become the first full-time Indian photographer and the third Asian to become a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers (


Balan Madhavan
Hornbil Images Pvt Ltd
phone: 0091 471 2332476




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