Photographers Direct Newsletter: December 2012


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Newsletter December 2012


Katharine Ryall, Lebrecht Music & Arts Photo Library, United Kingdom
Alexandre Shuvaloff, Alexandre Serain Shuvaloff Photography, Lithuania
James Little, Nature Photo Northwest, United States
Kevin Hayden, See2be Photography, France
Michael Runkel, Michael Runkel Photographer, Germany
Grahame Soden, Photograhame, Germany
David Kilpatrick, Icon Publications Ltd, United Kingdom


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

photo by Katharine Ryall

Lebrecht Music & Arts Photo Library is offering a special range of images that are ideal for presents and posters for Christmas and the New Year. These can be viewed and ordered from their website.


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


photo by Alexandre Shuvaloff

Alexandre Serain Shuvaloff ( ) is an artist painter, photographer and music composer. He recently took the position of art director in InPho, industrial photography in France ( to provide photos for 360° objects and real estate tours, together with art work for posters ready to use in advertisements. His work also includes creating art works for themes chosen by advertisers.


Alexandre Shuvaloff
Alexandre Serain Shuvaloff Photography
phone: +336 7257 3683


photo by James Little

Nature Photo Northwest offers high resolution digital images of nature for editorial or stock use. Photos are taken throughout the Pacific Northwest in the USA. Current image categories include Pacific Northwest landscapes, birds, flora, the Oregon coast, waterfalls, and wildlife.

No photos have been sharpened to allow that adjustment to be made before printing. New images are added on a regular basis. Images are available for immediate purchase and download. The website has keyword search, extensive image information, fast page loading, and lightbox capability.

James Little
Nature Photo Northwest
United States
phone: 503-779-3018

photo by Kevin Hayden

Kevin Hayden has recently returned from Burma and Thailand where he spent one week in a refugee camp on the Burma/Thai border. He stayed with a Burmese family who have been in the camp since 2008. He discovered that conditions in the camp were deplorable. He got to speak with many people who told him of the promotion of slavery and corruption, and of the lawlessness in the camp. There is no law enforcement except in the case of murder.

Despite the misery Kevin managed to capture the smiling beauty of the people. Kevin has also spent months in Burma and has a large and varied portfolio of images, architectural, landscape and portraits of Burma/Myanmar. He is open to offers of media links. His fine art landscapes express perfectly the magic and mythical ambiance of this long hidden country.


Kevin Hayden
See2be Photography
phone: 0033 6 71937281


photo by Michael Runkel

Michael Runkel just came back from a 14 months trip where he travelled twice around the world. He visited more than 35 countries and shot 200,000 photos in that time. Many exotic locations like the Salomon Islands, American Samoa as well as the Carnival in Rio, and Antarctica are now in his portfolio covering more than 150 countries.

Michael's trips in the next eight weeks will bring him to the Caribbean, Sweden and Iraq.

His recently launched website has many new functions and a complete new design. For enquiries regarding stock image licensing or commissioned work, please contact Michael.


Michael Runkel
Michael Runkel Photographer
phone: +49-1795968617


Grahame Soden was awarded his Associate Distinction by the Royal Photographic Society recently. His submission was by way of a photo-book concerning the "Final Solution" and the Deportations during WW2. A copy of the book has now been included in the Holocaust Educational Trust Library & Learning Centre in London.

Other works have been licensed recently to The Folio Society for a book promotion,and to Bulgari The Jewellers for inclusion in a high-end book being published in America January 2013.

Next year, Grahame is planning a year-long "NFA" (No Fixed Abode) tour of Sweden and the frozen North with Spitsbergen and Iceland definitely in the plan too. He and his partner will give up their apartment and most of their possessions and set off by car in the summer of 2013 camping, working and making photographs wherever they can. For a trip of this magnitude, sponsorship is being actively sought and all offers for this, or possible en-route commissions will be considered.

Grahame Soden
phone: +49 (0)30 216 04306

photo by Grahame Soden

The second issue of the new magazine Cameracraft will mail out to readers worldwide at the end of the year. Cameracraft is probably the most exclusive photo quarterly around, carrying no advertising and devoted entirely to deeply readable content with a featured central 8-page portfolio on heavier stock. Issue 2, 1st Q 2013, has Paul Gallagher as the cover and portfolio photographer.

Cameracraft costs £20 a year (UK), £23 EU or £25 World. It's designed to make a 528-page bookshelf volume every three years and a high-quality black binder is an optional extra.

To subscribe go to:

David Kilpatrick
Icon Publications Ltd
United Kingdom
phone: 01573 226032

photo by David Kilpatrick


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