Photographers Direct Newsletter: February 2008


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Newsletter February 2008


Alan Skyrme, Alan Skyrme Photography, Brazil
Bryan & Cherry Alexander, Bryan & Cherry Alexander Photography, United Kingdom
Heidi Laughton, Heidi Laughton Photography, United Kingdom
James Thorne, Dotty Photo, United Kingdom
James Brunker, Magical Andes Photography, Bolivia
Richard Osbourne, Blue Pearl Photographic, United Kingdom
Mike Finn-Kelcey, Footprint Images, United Kingdom
Gavin Gough, Gavin Gough Photography, United Kingdom
Anthony Davoren, Image29 Photography, United Kingdom
Ariadne Van Zandbergen, The Africa Image Library, South Africa
Krys Wessels, Kukuzans, South Africa
Alison Parks-Whitfield, Alison Parks-Whitfield Photography, United States
Michael DeFreitas, Travel Snaps, Canada
Tom Bourdon, Tom Bourdon Photography, United Kingdom
Craig X Sotres, Sotres Photography, United States
Lisa Loucks Christenson, Loucks-Christenson Publishing, LLC, United States
Julia Robertson, Aero-Imaging, Inc., United States
Patrick Bentley, Patrick Bentley Photography, Zambia
Niall Cotton, Niall Cotton Photography, United Kingdom
Vladimir Sidoropolev, Vladimir Sidoropolev Photography, Russia


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

photo by Alan Skyrme

In addition to a fast-growing library of stock images, Alan Skyrme Photography has an expanding collection of Fine Art Images, some of which are on display at - and they continue to add new images on a monthly basis.

Alan's stock of specialist Tropical Fruit images - including such fruit as açai, cupuaçu and cocoa - has been in great demand and will be augmented in March by a collection of Asian fruits and food.


Alan Skyrme
Alan Skyrme Photography
phone: +44 07789 628956


photo by Bryan & Cherry Alexander

Bryan Alexander will be working in the Western Siberian Arctic from 4th February - 10th March

Bryan & Cherry will be in Nunavut, Arctic Canada, from 30th March - 15th April.

If you have any photo requirements from either of these areas please contact them.


Bryan & Cherry Alexander
Bryan & Cherry Alexander Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 01258-473006



Heidi Laughton has recently completed an assignment for a US advertising company, shooting people in Sweden, Prague, Germany & London who lead outdoor lifestyles, including two well known explorers. She has also just photographed Alesha Dixon (winner of UK strictly come dancing) for the Press Association. Known for her reportage style of photography, Heidi has just launched her new website (below). Based between LA and London, Heidi will also be branching out into medium format studio portraits as well as continuing with her photojournalism, travel & music photography and her personal documentary projects regarding humanitarian issues.


Heidi Laughton
Heidi Laughton Photography
United Kingdom



James Thorne has recently set up a Fine Art Photography website

The site aims to exhibit and sell the Fine Art work produced by James and others. If you get a chance please take a look!


James Thorne
Dotty Photo
United Kingdom
phone: 07792236315



James Brunker continues to expand his Magical Andes Photography Image Library. Recent additions include images from the spectacular Cordillera Blanca mountain range in Peru, the Amazon region and festivals of Bolivia, and most recently from Madrid, Spain. All images are keyword searchable on-line.

James is shortly planning a trip to the Atacama regions of northern Chile, as well as further trips during the year in Peru and Bolivia (where he is based). If you have any specific needs for images from the Andean countries please get in touch!


James Brunker
Magical Andes Photography
phone: (00591) 72542159


photo by Richard Osbourne

Richard Osbourne has launched Volume 2 of his Photographic Artworks collection. Comprising a stunning range of artwork-quality images, all high resolution and suitable for blowing up big on walls, Volume 2 establishes some amazing new directions for Photographic Art. Building on very successful and popular collections such as Details of Nature, Abstracts and Panoramics, Volume 2 sees the debut of dramatic Monochrome Scottish Landscapes, contemplative Monochrome Details of Nature and, most strikingly, Kinetic Abstracts.

All images are available for Licensing for other purposes, with variations available for exclusives.


Richard Osbourne
Blue Pearl Photographic
United Kingdom
phone: 01603 629437



Footprint Images provides high-quality stock photography to the editorial, advertising and design markets around the world. On the website at you can find a rapidly expanding collection of rights-managed stock imagery by top photographers on a broad range of subjects, including travel, business, lifestyle and wildlife.

Footprint Images can find you the right image at the right price, whether it's for a magazine cover or an airport billboard. Founded in 2006 by photographers Mike Finn-Kelcey and Glyn Thomas, Footprint Images provides a comprehensive service for picture buyers and photographers alike with a simple, easy-to-use website offering full search, pricing, delivery and account or online payment facilities.

To find the picture you need and to see what Footprint Images can do for you visit their website at


Mike Finn-Kelcey
Footprint Images
United Kingdom
phone: 00447887912402


photo by Gavin Gough

Travel Photographer Gavin Gough, recent finalist in the Travel Photographer of the Year competition, is participating in the Association of Photographers Portfolio exhibition in London.

Location: AOP Gallery, 81 Leonard Street, London. EC2A 4QS
Dates: Feb 5th-28th
Time: Open 10am-6pm Mon-Fri

"Gavin Gough's colourful travel images... convey the vibrancy of Asian and Middle Eastern cultures without cliché or contrivance."

Please visit the web site for stock photos and commissions.


Gavin Gough
Gavin Gough Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 07900 432525


photo by Anthony Davoren

Anthony Davoren has travelled and photographed in more than 50 countries, often using public transport, bicycles or motorbikes to reach places way off the beaten track. In May, June & July 2008 he will be undertaking an extended photographic journey through Northern & Eastern Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Tunisia, Italy (including Sicily) and France (including Corsica).

With no fixed itinerary he is free to construct the journey to suit any specific photographic requirements that clients may present along the way. If you are looking for photographs from these countries or have a specific assignment in mind please email for a quick quote. For recent examples of Anthony's work please visit the website.


Anthony Davoren
Image29 Photography
United Kingdom
phone: +447833375452


photo by Ariadne Van Zandbergen

The Africa Image Library is the personal library of Ariadne Van Zandbergen. It provides extensive coverage of the wildlife, cultures, architecture and scenery of Africa. The library is run by the photographer, who has an intimate knowledge of Africa - and her stock - and will deal personally with all requests, no matter how extensive or obscure. Ariadne has an exciting new collection of Kenya images.

Ariadne Van Zandbergen
The Africa Image Library
South Africa
phone: +27 36 4481464


Krys Wessels was born and raised in South Africa. He spends more than 200 days a year working in the outback and in the bush and can offer you incredible images from close ups on lions to the life of Basotho People in remote parts of Lesotho.


Krys Wessels
South Africa
phone: +27824490711


photo by Alison Parks-Whitfield

Based in the San Francisco bay area, Alison Parks-Whitfield has just launched her new website at

Alison's focus is on food and botanicals, with a strong emphasis on regional vineyards.

Upcoming 2008 travels include France and the Netherlands in March, and the vineyards of Italy in late summer.


Alison Parks-Whitfield
Alison Parks-Whitfield Photography
United States
phone: +408 720 8619



Michael DeFreitas has just returned from the South Pacific with more topside and underwater images from the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Samoa, Tonga and Yap. Michael specializes in adventure travel images from around the globe. His work appears in many of the world's top travel publications.

Over the last year, Michael has also added images from the Antarctic, Arctic, Canada’s Northwest Territories, Galapagos, Malta, Montreal, Palm Springs, Quebec City and Southwest Utah to his 70,000+ stock library.

In the next three months Michael will be shooting on Hawaii's Big Island, Oklahoma and New Mexico. He is available for piggyback assignments in both digital and film formats.


Michael DeFreitas
Travel Snaps
phone: 604-946-5505



Tom Bourdon has just won the first prize in the highly prestigious 2008 Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year competition, it was announced at Earls Court on Friday 1st February.

Tom is now based in Barcelona, Spain but is seeking assignments anywhere in the world. He is currently planning a trip to Asia and would be interested to hear from anyone looking for specific images from the area.

For more information or to see more of his work view his website at or email him directly at


Tom Bourdon
Tom Bourdon Photography
United Kingdom
phone: +44 (0) 750 910 7704


In Universal Pictures " I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry" with Adam Sandler, you will see some Hot Body DVD's being delivered by mail to Kevin James. Hot Body Stock photos by Craig X Sotres. And in the upcoming Sony Motion Pictures release "Untraceable" with Diane Lane, look for a website created with Hot Body Stock photography.

Craig X Sotres
Sotres Photography
United States
phone: 310-990-9225 mobil

photo by Craig X Sotres
photo by Lisa Loucks Christenson

Follow along with national award-winning author and photographer Lisa Loucks Christenson, as she covers her fourth year with a pair of bald eagles along with coverage of five other bald eagle nests daily. or

Lisa will be speaking at the National Eagle Center on March 8-9, 2008, in Wabasha, MN during their Soar with the Eagles Weekend.


Lisa Loucks Christenson
Loucks-Christenson Publishing, LLC
United States
phone: 507-536-4082



Julia Robertson of Aero-Imaging, Inc. will be showcasing Aerial Images from California and St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands.

Full Service Photography Company. Specializing in Custom & Stock Aerials Worldwide Since 1991.

Featured as Photo District News Delaware Photographer of the Year. Published work includes Stone World, Key West Tourism, Glimpses of Other Realities, Wilmington News Journal. Clients have included: Cossett Post, Amtrak, The Dupont Company, and DaimlerChrysler.


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


photo by Patrick Bentley

Patrick Bentley is a wildlife photographer based in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. He has recently updated his website with some stunning new images of African wildlife.

His work can be seen at


Patrick Bentley
Patrick Bentley Photography


Niall Cotton will be going to Abu Dhabi and Dubai soon.
there he will be hiring fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters for architectural photography and will welcome additional commissions.

Also see his new Laphroaig whisky shoot and other recent corporate and annual report photography on:

Niall Cotton
Niall Cotton Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 0131 553 6333

photo by Niall Cotton
photo by Vladimir Sidoropolev

South of Russia based photographer Vladimir Sidoropolev has 35 years of photographic experience. He shoots everything from weddings to editorial to advertising and many more. Website -


Vladimir Sidoropolev
Vladimir Sidoropolev Photography
phone: +7 918 46 26 837




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