Photographers Direct Newsletter: August 2008


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Newsletter August 2008


Rod Jones, Rod Jones Photography, France
Richard Osbourne, Richard Osbourne Photography, United Kingdom
Noah Jackson, Hope In Light Imagery, United States / Malaysia
Mark S Elliott, Elliott Photography, United Kingdom
Alan Skyrme, Alan Skyrme Photography, Brazil
Elbie Lebrecht, Lebrecht Music & Arts Photo Library, United Kingdom
Tamsyn Jarvis, Adams Picture Library T/a Apl, United Kingdom
sally farndon, Farndon Photography, United Kingdom
David Shwatal, Bright World Images, United States
Ariadne Van Zandbergen, The Africa Image Library, South Africa
Martyn Chillmaid, Martyn Chillmaid Photography, United Kingdom


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

photo by Rod Jones

Seasoned photographer Rod Jones is a native of the UK, but has lived in the American mid-west and California, as well as on the European mainland. He has travelled extensively in Europe, the USA and Canada, and has a collection of more than 10,000 stock photographs covering such themes as land-, sea- and town-scapes, nighttime, people, humour and weather.

He has recently moved from the UK to south-west France, and is available for assignments in France and Western Europe. He has just returned from the French Alps in Haute-Savoie and managed to include a trip to CERN just prior to the ‘Large Hadron Collider’ (LHC) coming into service in August.

He has customers in the areas of publishing, advertising and web-design, and has also provided a ‘photo-finder’ service, tracking down aerial and satellite images of (for example) the Amazon rainforest, and also astronomical objects like star-fields, nebulae and galaxies.


Rod Jones
Rod Jones Photography
phone: 0555271874


photo by Richard Osbourne


Richard Osbourne's beautiful art images are available for licensing for art publishing and other uses. The new website contains 500 images arranged in 16 convenient subject galleries. The images range from abstracts and flowers to architecture, food and drink and travel. All the images are high resolution (min 50MB) and suitable for enlarging on walls, double-page spreads in magazines, posters, and products such as shower screens.

Richard's images are highly sought-after by galleries, interior designers, architects and hotels: his artworks are in both private and corporate collections. Richard Osbourne has been shortlisted for the Take A View UK Landscape Photographer 2008 competition.

Further images are available at:


Richard Osbourne
Richard Osbourne Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 01603 629437



Images can change the world -- the way we think, speak, and act.

To further this personal vision, Conservation Photographer and writer Noah Jackson will be working in sensitive forest communities in Southeast Asia for the next year. He specializes in documenting environmental issues and themes involving social justice within and on the boundaries of forests.

As a former Fulbright Scholar (Sarawak, Malaysia), Peace Corps Volunteer (Philippines), National Geographic guide (Tim Laman) and forestry consultant (Indonesia), he has contacts throughout Southeast Asia and is especially adept to working in dangerous situations. He has recently begun a series of photographic children's books that highlight issues surrounding forest culture.

New work involves working with forest communities in Borneo, partnerships with conservation organizations, and producing photo essays for conservation oriented foundations, non-profits, and clients.

Noah is available for assignments and special projects throughout Asia. His work is collected widely. To find out more, or take advantage of his current August Forest Print Sale, please check out his new website. Noah will also be leading a BORNEO workshop in early 2009. Please sign up for his mailing list, download free images, read essays and listen to sounds from the forest on the hope in light website!


Noah Jackson
Hope In Light Imagery
United States / Malaysia
phone: 406-322-3133 (USA) / +6 014-239-6640 (As


photo by Mark S Elliott

Announcing the launch Mark S Elliott's new photography website:

* Lightbox facility
* Searchable keyworded images
* Professional display
* Download dock for Editors and Picture Buyers

Mark S Elliott is a freelance landscape photographer and writer based in the north of England. He offers a professional photographic and writing service - to make your life easier.

Mark S Elliott
Elliott Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 07964 887 338

photo by Alan Skyrme

More food and drink images are being added to the Alan Skyrme Photography stock portfolio. July and August sees fruits and foods of the European summer, while September will bring a new collection of tropical South American fruit and nature images.


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


Rock and pop pictures from Lebrecht

Lebrecht Music & Arts Photo Library has just launched a collection of contemporary rock and pop pictures. Lebrecht has always been known as a music specialist within the genres of classical, world and jazz photography. With the addition of this new collection Lebrecht is now fast becoming a one stop shop for music.

Elbie Lebrecht
Lebrecht Music & Arts Photo Library
United Kingdom
phone: 0207 625 5341

photo by Elbie Lebrecht
photo by Tamsyn Jarvis

Time to escape with Tim

Experienced photographer and keen scuba diver Tim Simond captures the vibrant colours of the Caribbean and other exotic shores wonderfully, making you instantly want to grab your bathing suit and passport and get on a plane to crystal clear waters and sun filled days. To view more of Tim's images simply purchase his stunning book 'Dive in Style' or view them digitally on the APL website:

APL is an independent photo library selling images at fair flat rate prices. It has an ever-expanding range of 20,000+ online images, themes include: Art, Retro Fashion, Children, Architecture, Business, Concepts, Electrical, Design elements, Education, Entertainment, Food, Health, Industry, Landscapes & Nature, Lifestyles, Medical, Military, Religion, Sport, Transport, Travel & Wildlife.


Tamsyn Jarvis
Adams Picture Library T/a Apl
United Kingdom
phone: 0844 8000378


Sally Farndon now has a website at
A wide variety of images are available for viewing.
Sally enjoys photographing anything that catches her attention, from animals to architecture, fine art, contemporary, children and pets.

Sally Farndon
Farndon Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 01934 612848

photo by Sally Farndon

Chicago photographer David Shwatal accepts assignments throughout the Midwest US and elsewhere.

David lives within a short drive of beautiful and historic places such as Door County, Wisconsin, Starved Rock State Park, Illinois, and Dubuque, Iowa. He also frequents coastal towns in southwest Michigan like South Haven and nearby communities.

David will continue to update his portfolio with images of these and other destinations.

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

photo by David Shwatal
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 traveling in Tanzania and Ethiopia in September and October. All commissions are welcome.


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



If you publish history books for children you really will be interested in the library of pictures of Martyn Chillmaid taken with the help of museums and re-enactment groups that are keen to show their chosen periods of history accurately. People bring history to life in a way that drawings and artifacts rarely can for primary children.

Periods covered are National Curriculum subjects - Romans, Saxons & Vikings, Tudors, Victorians and 1940's. In addition Martyn has selection on life during the English Civil War.

You can see many more of his pictures at

which cover a wide range of subjects but all with an educational angle.


Martyn Chillmaid
Martyn Chillmaid Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 01527544438




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