Photographers Direct Newsletter: August 2010


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Newsletter August 2010


Ian Mckenzie, Excitations, Australia
Alan Skyrme, Alan Skyrme Photography, Brazil
Julia Holland, All-about-image, United Kingdom
Massimo Boyer,, Italy
Liam Davenport, Liam Davenport Photography, United Kingdom
Charles Harbin, Stop The Clock Photo, United States
Fadil Aziz, Alcibbum Photography, Indonesia
Vinicius Valle, Vinicius Valle Photography, Hong Kong
Ariadne Van Zandbergen, The Africa Image Library, South Africa
Magdalene Kourti, Magdalene Kourti Photography, Greece
James Brunker, Magical Andes Photography, Bolivia
Klaus Rudolph, Klaus Rudolph - Photographie, Germany
Julie Fowells, Julie Fowells Photography, United States


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

photo by Ian Mckenzie

Australian outback photographer, Ian McKenzie, has just returned from photographing an adventure flight over Lake Eyre in a hot air balloon. It is believed to be the first time hot air balloons have flown over Lake Eyre. He has on his website galleries of stock images from this balloon flight over Australia's largest salt lake. Pictures in these galleries include low level aerial photos of the lake, hot air balloons flying over Lake Eyre and its arid desert-like surrounds.


Ian Mckenzie
phone: +613 5025 3368


photo by Alan Skyrme

Alan Skyrme, a specialist in tropical fruit images, will be temporarily out of reach for three weeks from the end of August to mid-September. In this period he will be leading his Real Amazon Experience tour into the Amazon and the Pantanal wetlands of Brazil.

On his return to his studio / Gallery base in Natal he will begin to process the still and video images and place them in his stock sites and libraries. Feel free to contact him for the latest in rainforest images.

Alan Skyrme Photography
Where images and imagination overlap with quality


Alan Skyrme
Alan Skyrme Photography
phone: +55 84 9168 3329


photo by Julia Holland

Norfolk photographer scoops national qualification.
Norwich based photographer, Julia Holland, owner of all-about-image photography, has been welcomed into the ranks of the Master Photographers Association (MPA) after being awarded a prestigious Licentiate qualification.
Membership of the Association is only open to full time professional photographers, with strict entry requirements.
To gain a Licentiate, photographers must also pass a Diploma in Photographic Practice. The Diploma is a benchmark competence which has been mapped against the National Photo & Imaging Standards.

Eric Jenkins, chairman of the qualifying committee said: “It is a great honour for a photographer to be awarded a qualification and have their work recognised. A Licentiate award demonstrates their competency in their chosen field of photography which reassures members of the public that they are using the services of a qualified photographer.”

Julia is very experienced in all aspects of portrait, event and corporate photography. Her recent corporate work has included 16 images for the current ISS-UK Corporate Responsibility brochure.


Julia Holland
United Kingdom
phone: +44 (0)7796 851321


photo by Massimo Boyer

Not only Nemo... Massimo Boyer, well-known Italian marine biologist, underwater photographer and writer, has recently started his new website,

Under continuing upgrade, the website has a wide collection of images of the strangest marine critters, fish, invertebrates, mainly from the Indonesian reefs, all classified by specialists. From the clownfish to the pygmy seahorses and many other strange and poorly known animals, if you need environment and sea-life pictures probably has the solution. The author also accepts commissions.

Massimo Boyer
phone: +393401793684


Behind the Lines, Faces of Modern Poetry // 16 - 28 August 2010, London
9am - 5:30pm // Free Admission

An exhibition of photography by Liam Davenport that explores the inner space lying behind the work of some of our foremost up-and-coming poets.

Taken in locations across London chosen by the subjects themselves for their resonance and personal importance, these intimate portraits represent a snapshot of the exciting crop of new poets living and working in and around the capital today.

1 - 3 Dufferin St

For more info contact: // 0207 562 8282 ///


Liam Davenport
Liam Davenport Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 07833 641 810


photo by Charles Harbin

Charlie Harbin has been granted a studio space at the Norcross Gallery and Studio, aka Kudzu Art Zone. The gallery is located at 116 Carlyle St. in beautiful historic downtown Norcross, GA.

Harbin is the first photographer to have studio space in this gallery which has always been reserved for artist painters. He says that "this is an exciting opportunity to be seen by many not expecting a photographer in house and to share photography as fine art with others."

Charlie will be traveling in Colorado in October and would be happy to fulfill any special need you may have for images there. He is the owner of Stop the Clock Photo and shoots commercial, product, event and fine art.


Charles Harbin
Stop The Clock Photo
United States
phone: 678-687-6849


photo by Fadil Aziz

Based in Indonesia, Alcibbum Photography specializes in the country, a vast one, which spans over 5,000
kilometers with nearly 13,000 islands. Services: Image Library (50,000 unique images) and Assignment
Photography. Full time staff are backed by a team of talented photographers. Alcibbum provide high quality images and professional service.

Files in the library include: people (traditional & modern), unique traditional cultures, fascinating landscape,
distinctive flora and fauna, modern Indonesia (cityscape, places of interest, etc).
Assignment: corporate, advertising, including corporate event. Alcibbum have the qualificationa and experience to work
with international clients.
Target: Aimed at publisher, editor, advertising agency, corporate and other photo buyers. They are one of the most important suppliers of Indonesian images.


Fadil Aziz
Alcibbum Photography
phone: 6221 92881401, 84459


Vinicius Valle will be traveling several times to Beijing and Shanghai on the next few months and is able to take assignments or commission work on these trips.

Vinicius Valle
Vinicius Valle Photography
Hong Kong
phone: (+852) 6971.9778

photo by Vinicius Valle
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 Mozambique images.


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


Magdalene Kourti is a photographer based in Greece. She was born in Athens and studied in London for her BA in Fine Art and MA in digital imaging. She was a BBC selected experimental video artist, having her work shown at Trafalgar square cinemas and also an Adobe award winner at the International Digital Art Festival in Australia. She is a featured artist in the publication "Contemporary Art 1974-2004" and as an active WPJA member, a wedding photojournalist. She uses photography as her medium, striving to capture spontaneously the atmosphere and emotion of the events she records, rather than relying on traditional posed images.

Kourti Magdalene is based in Rhodes, Greece but available to cover events all over Greece, Cyprus and the rest of Europe.

Magdalene Kourti
Magdalene Kourti Photography
phone: 0030+6973702843

photo by Magdalene Kourti

Images of the annual rebuilding of the last surviving Inca rope suspension bridge and the Inti Raymi and Qoyllur Riti festivals are just a few of many images from a recent trip to the Cusco area of Peru that have been added to James Brunker's Magical Andes Photography stock library. New images of Bolivia (where James is based) are being added on a continual basis; recent additions include the Bolivian Amazon and salt workers on the Salar de Uyuni.

James is also available for commissions in the Andean region and his website contains thousands of images covering many aspects of life in the Andes.

James Brunker
Magical Andes Photography
phone: (00591) 2 2910929

photo by James Brunker

Klaus Rudolph would like to introduce his website to you.

Moment Musicaux - two decades of photos from the world of classical music, music theatre, opera, jazz and more. There a more than 10,000 photos shown on his website.


Klaus Rudolph
Klaus Rudolph - Photographie
phone: +49-2205-8957-12


Estudio Steve Lynch SA de CV is an advertising illustration studio located in the heart of Mexico City. They have been incorporated under Mexican law since 1987 and since that time have been considered one of Mexico's most important producers of images to be used in Mexican and international advertising media.

The studio has been awarded two London international advertising awards, one for photographs of Nissan autos, and one for a series of photos used by the Mazatlan tourism secretary. Last year they were also awarded, along with their advertising agency, 5 Davey and 4 Addy awards. These prizes are given in the USA for excellence in specific advertising categories. The studio invites you to visit their website

phone: 90002297

photo by STEVE LYNCH
photo by Julie Fowells

Julie Fowells is currently editing a collection of photographs focused on gardens. Much of the work was shot in her own expansive garden in Los Angeles, but gardens from a recent trip to India are also represented. Her images run the gamut from ephemeral, impressionistic renderings of flowers at night to sharp, almost clinical illustrations of the garden's inhabitants, including not only the flowers and vegetables, but also the critters who make their home among them. The collection can be viewed at


Julie Fowells
Julie Fowells Photography
United States
phone: 323.661.0455




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