Photographers Direct Newsletter: July 2008


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Newsletter July 2008


John Whisson, John Whisson / Design & Photography, Australia
Peter Salisbury, FotoEire, Ireland
Becky or Joe Gibbons, AmericanScapes, Inc., United States
Patrick Rowen, Rowenstock Australia, Australia
Christine Osborne, Christine Osborne Pictures, United Kingdom
David Hancock, David Hancock Photography, Australia
Warren Jorgensen, Warren Jorgensen Photography, United States
Tom Woodward, Tom Woodward Photography, United States
Ian Nellist, On The Road Pics, United Kingdom
Jerry Monkman, EcoPhotography, United States
Patricia Fenn, Patricia Fenn Photography, Greece
Joan Shannon, Freelance Services, United Kingdom
Alan Skyrme, Alan Skyrme Photography, Brazil
Gavin Gough, Gavin Gough Photography, United Kingdom
Piers Golden, Goldenphoto, United Kingdom
Roberto Herrett, Roberto Herrett Photography, United Kingdom
David Shwatal, Bright World Images, United States
Margaret M. Savino, A Lingering Eclipse Studio, United States
Gregory Wrona, Gregory Wrona Photography, United Kingdom
Ariadne Van Zandbergen, The Africa Image Library, South Africa


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

photo by John Whisson

John Whisson is a photographer working out of South Australia with a special interest in South East Asia.
He has just recently launched a new website of images from Asia, plus some European and local sites and will be traveling to South East Asia ( primarily Laos ) in the coming weeks to add more images to his collection.

John will be back in S.E. Asia again in September to spend 3 weeks in Bangkok and he would welcome any commissions or assignments during these forthcoming trips. Please contact him if you have any specific picture requirements.

John Whisson
John Whisson / Design & Photography
phone: 08 83889005


New Stock Library for Irish Shots.

FotoEire will be launching its online library in Autumn 2008. As part of our startup process, you are invited to assist with a study they are currently undertaking.

FotoEire aim to make available stock images that are reflective of contemporary Irish lifestyle and Irish landscape. The uniqueness of their offering will lie in the fact that all their images will be taken and sourced in Ireland.

With this in mind, FotoEire hope you could spend a few minutes completing a short questionnaire, which will help them to understand the nature of your stock image requirements. They would also value any comments that you may have on current market offerings and your thoughts on how you feel the market will continue to evolve over the next year or two.

Your answers will be kept confidential and will provide invaluable information on trends in the sector.

Please start the survey now by clicking on the link below:


Peter Salisbury
phone: 353 (0)87 9790761 features the work of published Photographers Joe and Becky Gibbons. They offer stock images of the American Southeast. State coverage includes Florida, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Maryland.

In order to meet your image needs, offers the convenience of a keyword search and electronic stock list. New images are regularly added. is based in Central Florida and willing to travel for assignments.

Becky Or Joe Gibbons
AmericanScapes, Inc.
United States
phone: 407-929-6273

photo by Becky Or Joe Gibbons
photo by Patrick Rowen

Rowenstock Australia is the personal photo library of photographer Patrick Rowen. Patrick has a professional background in News, Photojournalism, Tourism and Commercial/Industrial photography that spans some 30 years and from August 1st. 2008 he will be travelling "Outback" Southern and Central Australia. He is interested in assignments or specific photo requests. A selection of photographs can be viewed on his website


Patrick Rowen
Rowenstock Australia
phone: 0421 410 372


The World Religions Photo Library has launched a new website specialising in religious travel, places of pilgrimage and world heritage sites. Proprietor Christine Osborne is interested in submissions featuring Christian places of pilgrimage worldwide.

New images of Iznik tiles have been added to its collection on Islamic heritage sites and the arts.

Christine Osborne
Christine Osborne Pictures
United Kingdom
phone: 02077206951

photo by Christine Osborne
photo by David Hancock

Take a look at the cultural and environmental diversity in the pages of David Hancock’s 2008 book of photographs on Manly Australia. Not just another book of beautiful Australian landscapes but something a little more about the power of Australian flora & fauna and how people occupy geography and how they feel to live in and visit one of the world’s most unique metropolitan locations.


David Hancock
David Hancock Photography
phone: 612-99496839


Warren Jorgensen will be attending the American Motorycle Assn Vintage Days in Ohio July 25-27. Forty thousand attendees, hundreds of vendors, road racing, dirt track and Trials. Triumph will be the featured marque in 2008. For details see or

Warren is accepting commissions and requests for any special coverage needed. Contact him via email or phone. Due to track regulations, assignment letters are required for entry to the pit areas.

Warren Jorgensen
Warren Jorgensen Photography
United States
phone: 914 909 0982

photo by Warren Jorgensen


Tom Woodward is going to be in southeast Alaska for seven weeks. Any special photo requests could be accommodated. Tom will be very close to lots of wildlife and also visiting small working villages and abandon villages.

He can be reached on his cell at 1 208 610 6447 or

Tom Woodward
Tom Woodward Photography
United States
phone: 208.610.6447

photo by Tom Woodward
photo by Ian Nellist

Ian Nellist is an experienced professional photographer based in North Wales, U.K. He specialises in travel, landscape, corporate and lifestyle images. He has an extensive library of travel images of North Wales, Mali/Timbuktu, Cuba, Bolivia, Liverpool, Venice and the Carnival, as well as First World War battlefields of the Western Front. Ian also has a substantial library of lifestyle model images in locations such as offices, beaches and other locations.

He is visiting the Tall Ships Race in Liverpool later this month and Nepal later in 2008.


Ian Nellist
On The Road Pics
United Kingdom
phone: 01766 530 721


photo by Jerry Monkman

Jerry and Marcy Monkman's photo, Dawn on the Androscoggin River, was recently used by the United States Postal Service for the new 72 cent in the Scenic American Landscapes series of stamps. Previously their image, Mount Washington at Dusk, was used for a stamp on the American Wonders page of stamps.

The Monkmans, who founded their Portsmouth, NH-based “EcoPhotography” business in 1994, specialize in images of nature, conservation and adventure in the Northeastern US, as well as eastern Canada. Besides working for such high-profile clients as L.L. Bean and Princess Cruises, they do frequent shoots for environmentally-friendly non-profits like The Trust for Public Land and The Nature Conservancy as well as publishing books and conducting workshops. They also maintain a thriving online stock image venture at


Jerry Monkman
United States
phone: 888-705-8274


photo by Patricia Fenn

Latest editions to Patricia Fenn’s stock images of Greece include Patras, Itea, Delphi, Aegina Island, Athens, Corinth, Ithaki Island, Olympia, Delphi, Kalymnos Island, Kos Island, Mykonos Island, Delos Island, Syros Island, and Bodrum in Turkey.

With 30,000 images on file and a portfolio that already contains over 3,000 edited images of Greece, Crete, Karpathos, Rhodes, Santorini, Portugal and UK, Patricia may have the exact photographs for your requirements. Fresh images of Albania, Corfu, Zanti/Zakinthos, and Keffallonia to be added over the next 2 months.

Patricia will travel anywhere in Greece to capture that special image.


Patricia Fenn
Patricia Fenn Photography
phone: (0030) 28950 31149


photo by Joan Shannon

Joan Shannon's collection of photographs mostly covers Northern Ireland and Co. Donegal. Joan specialises in coasts, harbours, boats, the environment and transport, architecture and geographical and historical topics such as stone circles. She also has some still life, food and plant photography and shots taken at the shrine town of Knock.


Joan Shannon
Freelance Services
United Kingdom
phone: 0044 28 2766 2953



Specialising in photography of tropical and exotic foods and fruits, particularly from the Amazon Region, Alan Skyrme will be in the north of Brazil (Amazonas and Para) in September and available for commissioned capture of Food & Drink, Travel, Nature and People images.

Contact him now to ensure he is able to incorporate your editorial stock needs.


Alan Skyrme
Alan Skyrme Photography
phone: +44 07789 628956 or


Freelance photographer/writer Gavin Gough is working on location in South-East Asia.

Shooting for Getty and Lonely Planet Images, Gavin Gough is now based in Bangkok and shooting commissioned work across the region for:

- Charities and NGO's
- News & Magazines
- Travel & Tour companies

Gavin Gough's portfolio of images from South-East Asia portrays a wealth of local colour and includes street scenes, portraits, festivals, religions and landmarks.

In 2008 Gavin will be working in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos as well as completing commissioned work in India, Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.

Read more about Gavin Gough's work in current UK editions of Digital Photographer, Focus and Digital Photo Pro magazines as well as on his web site and blog at

Gavin Gough
Gavin Gough Photography
United Kingdom
phone: +66 84 907 3330

photo by Gavin Gough

It has been a very busy year for Piers Golden with many trips traversing the globe.

Piers' Morocco collection goes from strength to strength with a nine day trip on the wild west coast of Morocco, and a trip to the High Atlas and Ait Benhaddou.

His Middle-Eastern collection continues to grow with a ten day trip to Oman, which yielded some stunning new images.

Piers recently revisited the incredible Turkish Lycian Coastline, with many stops on route to document tombs at Pinara, and the wonderful ruins at Patara.

And last but not least, he visited the beautiful island of Grenada for a working holiday that yielded some great material.


Piers Golden
United Kingdom
phone: 0795 - 853 3510


photo by Roberto Herrett

Roberto Herrett is a professional stock photographer specialising in high quality images of London and the UK. His work includes travel, historical and architectural subjects.

Roberto’s new website includes a fully searchable image library with online price calculation as well as payment and delivery capabilities. Approved customers also have the option of being invoiced, rather than paying by credit card. Customers who prefer to enquire directly can use the built-in image enquiry form.

The image library, containing nearly 6,000 pictures, can be found at:
and can also be accessed via his main website listed below.

Roberto’s work has appeared in a variety of publications. He recently supplied a set of still images of London for the television documentary ‘The Curious Mister Catesby’ by internationally acclaimed director Cynthia Neal. His work also appeared in the sumptuously illustrated hardback book ‘The Royal Palaces of London’. One of Roberto’s images of the British Museum was recently included in a collection of artwork to be displayed in the British Foreign Office in London.


Roberto Herrett
Roberto Herrett Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 44 + (0)780 748 9123


In mid August 2008 David Shwatal will be traveling to Glacier National Park in Montana. Photographing the timeless natural beauty of this nearly pristine mountain wilderness is, of course, the biggest draw.

Since this is peak season, David also hopes to capture the effects of traffic and crowd management amid increasing tourism particularly along the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road and in the surrounding communities of this rural northwestern US state.

David Shwatal
Bright World Images
United States
phone: (708)250-2732

photo by David Shwatal
photo by Margaret  M. Savino

Visit Margaret M. Savino's main website using the provided link to view the newest Summer and Autumn images of vegetables, gardens, fruit, insects as well as portraits of flowers, plant and wilderness nature including mountains, lakes & forests. As a certified Master Gardener, Margaret creates close-up/macro as well as decorative and scientific photographic portraits of plant subjects.

Her travel collection includes the United States, South America, Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia. Margaret will do custom searches of her 60,000+ stock images for no fee, providing a wide selection in a custom lightbox. Request yours today! She will also shoot on spec if time permits.

Selecting and receiving images for your upcoming publications is easy using immediate delivery through download of 20-58 mb files from the 2,000 online photos.

Explore Margaret's website by scrolling down the right column where you can view links to her latest publications, including the recent Scholastic Jr. Magazine, centerfold photo, "Inside the Vatican Walls".

Margaret looks forward to hearing from you.


Margaret M. Savino
A Lingering Eclipse Studio
United States
phone: 715-369-9098


photo by Gregory Wrona

Gregory Wrona is an accomplished traveler and a well known editorial and location photographer. He offers creative, award wining approach to technically demanding and visually compelling projects.

London is his home and from here he travels the world.

His main clients are book publishers, travel companies, newspapers and various financial and commercial institutions.

He has just completed an assignment in Poland; in 2008 he will also visit


You are most welcome to look at his work, and if needed, to discuss any future assignments.


Gregory Wrona
Gregory Wrona Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 020 8896 9131


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 will be photographing in Tanzania in August and September. Commissions are welcome.


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




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