Nikos Dios (Varsamis) – Featured IPA member

Bio Nikos Dios ( Varsamis ) comes from Piraeus, Greece. He studied and graduated from the Technological Institute of Athens in the Electronic Engineering Department. As a kid he was interested in many types of art, especially music.  Five years ago he moved to Mykonos island for professional reasons.  Two years later he had his first contact with DSLR photography. It was then that he started a journey in which his main purpose was to seek for good light, shadow playing and everything that draws the attention of the viewer. In 2013… Read More

Aria D – Featured IPA member

Bio   I do not call my self a photographer.  I consider my self a traveler or a observer because that is what I am.  My pictures representing my life puzzle. Every picture is a little piece of my life story.  What I see in my life travel and during my life path.  If I would use for my self the word photographer, would not be in the way people use the word but in it’s true real meaning. The word is Greek and means drawing the light… So in me that… Read More

João Fernandes (joãozero) – Featured IPA member

Bio João Fernandes (joãozero) Aveiro, Portugal Born in 1970 in Lisbon. Degree in Visual Education Teaching and Technology, the School of Education Leiria in 1993. Conducts and participates in several photography workshops. Since 1991 dedicated to the Chinese ink drawing and photography, sometimes mixing the two techniques. In 1993 participates in a sculpture competition in plastic waste, conducted by MAP Portuguese – in Leiria, in which wins the 1st prize. In 1994 participates in the May II Photo of Leiria. Attends the course of Communication Design at the School of Fine Arts… Read More

Igor Tabakov – Featured IPA member

Bio   Igor Tabakov was the head photographer and photo editor of The Moscow Times during 20 years. His passion for photography and cinema started when he was only 10 years old. Great influence on the formation of his creativity as a photographer had Alexander Rodchenko. In 1985 he graduated from journalism department of Lomonosov Moscow State University. For over six years he served as the head of the department of exhibitions at Photo Center of the Union of Journalism and prepared more than 100 exhibitions. In 1992-1993 he worked as director… Read More

Tony Klimas – Featured IPA member

Bio Based in New Jersey and Florida, I am an executive with a large professional services firm, but photography has always been an important part of my life.  I started as a child, using a Voigtlander Vitomatic rangefinder that belonged to my father and I guess at some point, he wanted it back so for my 10th birthday, I received a Pentax K1000, a camera that I still have and occasionally use today.  My lifelong photographic journey has been mainly as a hobbyist but later in life I was fortunate to work… Read More

Steve Lee – Featured IPA member

Bio   “I was a young research chemist when I discovered photography. At that time, film photography was the ideal way to express my alternative side; my creative side. For many years I used my Olympus OM1n and 50/1.8 to good effect before moving on the through the range right up to to the OM4T1. What a delight that camera was. The joy of taking photographs manually never left me and 30 years later I embraced the Leica digital cameras with both arms. In the interim I continued with film photography and… Read More

Yansen Sugiarto – Featured IPA member

Bio   My name is Kianalendra Sugiarto, but people call me Yansen since my babtist name is Arnoldus Janssen. I was born in Indonesia in 1972. I started photography my photography relatively late. It was around 2008 when I was 36 years old. I did have Canonet QL 19 since I was in college but I didn’t do it seriously back to then. Shooting portrait is my strongest passion since the beginning. Sometimes I do street photography but I always keep coming back to do portrait work. I naturally like doing black… Read More

Herman de Pagter – Featured IPA member

  Bio   As it counts for more photographers, my life can be separated in two: the analog and the current digital photography era. To this day I’m still approaching photography regarding the analog techniques. But let me start at the beginning. My first serious camera was the world famous Praktica, produced in communist Eastern Germany. At that time I thought it was a serious camera. It was a splendid camera to learn about photography. I used both color and black and white film alternately. After some years I started developing the… Read More

Steve Mark – Featured IPA member

Bio A Boston native, Steve Mark has been passionate about photography for over 40 years. Steve’s photographs are less about the physical subject, and more about the feelings and reactions they invoke. He prefers taking pictures that tell a story in rich layers, with a specific focus on Boston street life. Steve studied at the New England School of Photography and has been published in several magazines, including Muscle Mag International, Iron Man Magazine, and Performance Press Magazine. Steve shoots with Nikon D4, D800E, Sony A7R, A7II & Leica M240.  He lives in Stoughton… Read More

IPA 2014 in Review…THANK YOU ALL, HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2015 !!!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Click here to see the complete report.