Photographers Direct Newsletter: April 2011


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Newsletter April 2011


Brenda Marks, Skyscan Photolibrary, United Kingdom
Kristen Pelou, Kristen Pelou Photography, France
David Burden, David Burden Photography, Indonesia
Ron Levy, Ron Levy Worldwide Photography, United States
Ariadne Van Zandbergen, The Africa Image Library, South Africa
Heather Kirk, PhotoGraphic Artistry And Publishing, United States
ken kay, Avocet Photography, United Kingdom
Maik Dobiey, Maik Dobiey Photography, Germany
Rowan Watts, Majority World CIC, United Kingdom
Jan Wright, Freelance Photographer, United Kingdom
Roland Bouvier, Roland Bouvier Photography, France
Rick Saez, Black Sheep Photography, United States
John Pearson, Holywood Images, United Kingdom
Sue Anne Hodges, Sue Anne Hodges Photography, United States


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

photo by Brenda Marks

Visit the Skyscan Photolibrary and over 50 stock libraries at FOTOFRINGE LONDON, the event for Picture Buyers on 11th May 2011 held conveniently close to Kings Cross station.
It will be a great opportunity to network and meet image suppliers : more details available at

Visit Skyscan to learn about :
* new developments in unmanned aerial platforms which are producing amazing photography
* new photo collections from our photographers
* newly acquired collections of historic air photos of the UK which will soon be searchable online
* the exciting new 'Birdseye' imagery of urban UK which can be viewed on and other web sites and which is now available through Skyscan.


Brenda Marks
Skyscan Photolibrary
United Kingdom
phone: 01242 621357


photo by Kristen Pelou

Architecture photographer in Paris.

Kristen Pelou specialises in architecture, interior, store, boutique hotels and spas. Based in Paris, France, his recent clients list includes Dior Institut, Anne Fontaine spa, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Christian Dior Couture for projects designed by Peter Marino, Andrée Putman, Maurizio Galante in Morocco, France, China, Dubai or Russia.

A downloadable portfolio is available on
Feel free to contact him for more information.

Kristen Pelou
Kristen Pelou Photography
phone: +33(0)662318030

photo by David Burden

David Burden has won first prize in the Digital Photographer magazine Digital Travel Photographer of the Year 2011. Chosen by a panel of expert judges, the shot titled 'Seaweed Farmer' beat thousands of other entries to the top spot in the travel section. Praised for it's composition and timing, David's shot netted him a stack of prizes from Digital Photographer magazine and Samsung.

David has been based in Bali, Indonesia for over 5 years now, and is well experienced in the field, also having an extensive library on file of images from throughout the Indonesian archipelago. He is available immediately for specific commissions, editorial and reportage.


David Burden
David Burden Photography
phone: +6281916448405


Ron Levy just returned from shooting Alaska's Iditarod dogsled race from Anchorage to Nome. He has been photographing the 1000 mile race through the frozen north since the mid-1980s for editorial, commercial and local clients. Though based in Alaska, he has photographed on all continents, and his images have been published and exhibited by major corporations and agencies worldwide.

This year Mr. Levy has also produced a poster for the American Cancer Society depicting famous Iditarod mushers' hands, showing the bumps, bruises and missing fingers from a life of hard knocks. Sales of the poster are donated to the American Cancer Society, with the tag line "Give a Hand to Cancer Research -- if these hands can make it through to the other side, so can you...". See more at:

Mr. Levy also helps NGOs and agencies working on issues of human or animal care around the world. In addition to the American Cancer Society, he has helped the International Campaign for Tibet, ASPCA, MSPCA, WWF, Heifer, SEVA and others. View other media projects on his website, including a multimedia show entitled "You Have the Power" produced for schools.

Ron Levy
Ron Levy Worldwide Photography
United States
phone: 800-260-7899

photo by Ron Levy

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 Somaliland images.

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

photo by Ariadne Van Zandbergen
photo by Heather Kirk

Fine Art Photographer Heather J. Kirk is the Guest Artist in Phoenix Home and Garden Magizine, April 2011 issue. While Kirk photographs various subjects, the annual Garden Issue features her floral photography and digital art. The article can be found at:

The concurrent exhibition Gardening at Night opens on April 21st, 7 - 9 pm at Shemer Art Center & Museum in Phoenix, running through May 25, 2011. Shemer, 5005 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85018, 602-262-4727


Heather Kirk
PhotoGraphic Artistry And Publishing
United States
phone: 480-946-2149


Ken Kay of Avocet Photography has recently returned from a Caribbean cruise commencing at Fort Lauderdale, visiting St Thomas, St Kitts, Barbados, Dominica and St Maarten.

Shooting Raw on his trusty Nikon D200, Ken likes to think outside the box when choosing subject material, as well as the obligatory Caribbean beach scenes everyone wishes to record. Covering wide ranging topics such as Nature, Public Transportation, Cruise ships, Financial Institutions, Environment, Health Promotion, Container Ports, Heavy Vehicles, Government buildings and Public Offices to name but a few.

Images will be added as time allows over the coming weeks and months, but if you have a specific request he can meet, he will endeavour to hurry it through for you.

Ken Kay
Avocet Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 01942 709829

photo by Ken Kay

Maik Dobiey is a commercial photographer based in Lima-Peru and Bonn-Germany.

One focus of his work is corporate and industrial photography for most diverse clients and industries. Whatever photos have to be taken, he will find a way to get them even on a tight schedule. He travels to national and sometimes international locations to take photos for annual reports, websites, marketing materials, company magazines and more. His creative vision and photographic skills enable him to get outstanding photos that call attention and distinguish companies from their competition.
If your company needs special images Maik would be happy to work with you!


Maik Dobiey
Maik Dobiey Photography
phone: +4917661636451


photo by Rowan Watts

Majority World™, the socially responsible photographers agency, announces major expansion . . . .

Inspiring images, responsibly sourced.

MAJORITY WORLD™ is a picture agency with a difference. It promotes the work of talented local photographers of the majority world – Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East - enabling them to gain a fairer share of the global image market. Their work is often overlooked through inadequate access to the market, or when organisations fly in western photographers for assignments rather than choosing to use and nurture local talent. It also increasingly reveals the unique insider perspective that comes from local photographers’ images and stories.

MAJORITY WORLD™ is pleased to announce that it has secured vital new start up investment from Stichting DOEN in the Netherlands, as well as from two of its founder directors. As a result of this vote of confidence, MAJORITY WORLD™ can now embark on an ambitious expansion plan. A full time team is under recruitment to provide the expertise and dynamism needed to boost growth, which in turn will translate directly into increasing commission payments to majority world economies.


Rowan Watts
Majority World CIC
United Kingdom
phone: +44 1491 652598


photo by Jan Wright

Jan Wright has a diverse portfolio and is based in central London in the UK. Specialising in portraiture and commercial projects, Jan ensures, through good communication and artistic skills, that her clients always receive the images they require. She has a reputation for working quickly, within budget and deadline ensuring minimum disruption when working in the field.

Jan is a published writer and photographer in UK newspapers and magazines with several cover shots included in her portfolio. She welcomes enquiries from all over the world.


Jan Wright
Freelance Photographer
United Kingdom
phone: 020 8723 4713


In early spring, Roland Bouvier spent 6 hours in the Frioul Islands out of Marseilles (Provence, France)on a lovely clear day.

The result is there with breathtaking views of the old city,Chateau d'If and Island of Pomègues,he was exhausted after walking for miles with heavy material, but he believes it was worth it.

A week before,he was in Vaucluse amidst cherry blossoms,just have a look. In 2013, Marseilles will be the European Capital of Culture, so please make your choice of striking images from that location.

Roland Bouvier
Roland Bouvier Photography

photo by Roland Bouvier
photo by Rick Saez is the website of photographer Rick Saez. His focus is travel, nature, wildlife and outdoor activity. The site consists of Galleries with images from around the world in locations such as Antarctica, Africa, South Georgia Island, Nepal, Europe and North America. Various cards from the Note Card Collection are currently selling in retailers across the US.

Blacksheep Photos also offers stock images as well as premium quality fine art prints for personal and corporate use printing thru Bay Photo, a professional lab.


Rick Saez
Black Sheep Photography
United States
phone: 760 4736302


photo by John Pearson

It's Spring in the UK and Scottish photographer John Pearson has been inspired to get out and record the season.

Daffodils abound, reminding everybody of Wordsworth's "A Host of Golden Daffodils" In Dumfries, South West Scotland, John found a public artwork that illustrates the poem beautifully.


John Pearson
Holywood Images
United Kingdom
phone: 01387 720847


Sue Anne Hodges specializes in coastal New England imagery, with an emphasis on Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, and Mount Desert Island, Maine. As a part time resident of Mount Desert Island her coverage of Acadia National Park is knowledgeable and in depth. Over the past 20 years she has photographed every carriage road bridge and other landmarks in the carriage road system and throughout Acadia.

New additions to her work include recent interior images from the Brown Mountain Gate Lodge. You can read more about it on her blog and also link to a web gallery of additional images from

The recently updated Stock Library on her web site includes new up to date images of Bar Harbor and the surrounding areas of Mount Desert Island, Maine.

As a professional photographer with over 20 years experience and imagery Sue Anne has extensive coverage of coastal New England. If you do not see what you need on her website please contact her directly with your request.

Sue Anne Hodges
Sue Anne Hodges Photography
United States
phone: 978-463-8220

photo by Sue Anne Hodges


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