Photographers Direct Newsletter: June 2010


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Newsletter June 2010


Laurent Benchana, Nippon News Co., Ltd., Japan
Colin Work, Pixstel, United Kingdom
Duncan Grove ARPS, Duncan Grove Photography, United Kingdom
Sheila Smart, Sheila Smart Photography, Australia
David Kimber, Car And Bike Photo Libraries, United Kingdom
julie fowells, Julie Fowells Photographs, United States
Heather Angel, Heather Angel/Natural Visions, United Kingdom
Chris Barton, Chris Barton Travel Photography, Canada


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

photo by Laurent Benchana

Nippon News expands:
Tokyo-based news agency Nippon News is pleased to annouce its improved website.

The re-release of their website promises a vibrant look, new content, significant layout updates, and features which cover the latest news and stories from all over Japan. Here is what is new:

- Daily editorial photo upload
- Easier navigation in English, French and Japanese
- More content (already more than 15,000 photos available)
- Reorganized photo categories
- Special page for photo, video and writing assignments
- Terrific, new lay-out

The Nippon News website allows clients to quickly and efficiently search for, license and download pictures that suit the client’s needs. They appreciate hearing from you, so give them your feedback or feel free to ask a question about their services.


Laurent Benchana
Nippon News Co., Ltd.
phone: +81-3-3291-1620


photo by Colin Work

Colin Work has launched a new stock photo library. Pixstel will host a range of specialist image collections, starting with Aviation & Maritime subjects with further subjects coming later this year.

Pixstel aims to make life easier for editors and picture researchers with powerful search/browse functions and free proofing samples. Hi-res images are held online for immediate download. Prints are also available via a major printing service. Pixstel has openings for photographers to complement our existing database or lead in the creation of new subject collections.


Colin Work
United Kingdom
phone: 07976274715


photo by Duncan Grove ARPS

Duncan Grove ARPS will be shooting The Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2010 as a media-accredited photographer, uploading images to his own (and by prior arrangement) other websites directly from The Championships on a daily basis.

Duncan is an Associate of The Royal Photographic Society and Wimbledon photography is his speciality and passion. His work has been widely exhibited internationally (including the last four RPS International Exhibitions). Examples can be seen at and more
information can be found at

Rather unusually, he will also be shooting with a Medium Format Hasselblad H4D-40 and assorted lens, which should produce some interesting, very high resolution shots.

His objective at Wimbledon will be to capture mainly action but some background images that are not only of the very highest technical quality but also have artistic merit. These images will be available for immediate download along with a licence for editorial use at extremely competitive rates.


Duncan Grove ARPS
Duncan Grove Photography
United Kingdom
phone: +44 (0)7710 626680


photo by Sheila Smart

Sheila Smart has a dedicated gallery on her website specialising in the sale of rights managed images at reasonable and fair prices. Sheila has been published worldwide and has won more than her fair share of accolades! Amongst her many clients are Kimberly Clark Australia, National Geographic Traveler Magazine and Bentley Publishing (US). Please visit her rights managed gallery at


Sheila Smart
Sheila Smart Photography
phone: 61 2 9918 6070


photo by David Kimber

Just arrived at Car Photo Library are studio images of some of the world's most valuable classic cars, including this beautiful 1963 Ferrari 250GTO recently purchased by Chris Evans for £12,000,000.

Contact David Kimber at the library for further details.


David Kimber
Car And Bike Photo Libraries
United Kingdom
phone: 01202 528849


photo by Julie Fowells

Los Angeles based photographer Julie Fowells is currently editing a collection of images from her recent trip to India. She worked her way from Kerala in the rural south to metropolitan New Delhi, with significant time spent in Varanasi, Jaipur, and Agra, among others. In addition to coverage of the landscapes, culture and people throughout the country, Fowells spent a great deal of time photographing the preparation and presentation of foods specific to each region, including a series of images shot at the culinary training program at IHM Pusa, New Delhi.

Initial images can be found at

More photographs will be added to the site regularly, and the full collection will be available for viewing, licensing and print purchase by mid July. With thousands of images on file, Julie can be contacted via email or phone for any photo requests not currently represented on the site.


Julie Fowells
Julie Fowells Photographs
United States
phone: 323.661.0455


photo by Heather Angel

Heather Angel has a major new exhibition on view at Kew Gardens in the Nash Conservatory from 29 May – 5 September 2010. Wild Kew is a celebration of the wildlife attracted by the vast array of plants and habitats at this World Heritage Site. Based on Heather's book Wild Kew, the exhibition reveals a hidden wealth of wildlife through the seasons in this International Year of Biodiversity.

Working early and late in the day Heather captured amorous parakeets, hyperactive squirrels and an approachable fox. Along the waterside margins an opportunistic heron stalks a fish or pounces on a stray waterfowl baby. A host of insect pollinators visit summer flowers and dragonflies hawk back and forth beside water. Within the Lake, a shoal of rudd are spotlight by sun above a green algal carpet and a Chinese mitten crab lurks. Autumn fruits provide a feast for jays, jackdaws, parakeets and squirrels, while winter brings an array of winter flowers and wildfowl with the chance of courting swans.

The Kew entrance fee provides free entry to this exhibition – part of the Summer at Kew Festival. See for more details.


Heather Angel
Heather Angel/Natural Visions
United Kingdom
phone: +44 (0)1252 716700


photo by Chris Barton

Chris Barton is working on a long term project to document the extraordinary beauty of the wilderness areas right on the doorstep of the 21st Century city of Vancouver, Canada. Many visit, but most only touch the edges of these often primeval places, and the dramatic variations in the terrain, seasons and weather add to the mystery and inhospitality of the region. Some prints are now available and others will 'come online' over the coming months.

Chris Barton
Chris Barton Travel Photography
phone: 604 738 5147



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