Eleanor Owen – Featured IPA member

Bio I love reading about people who were given cameras as children and ‘WHOOSH” that was it! The photography whoosh visited me much later in life. Coming from working class South Wales, I spent most of my childhood bunking off school, making rope swings and generally creating havoc for my grandmother. Nobody really had a camera. If there is one thing that I can pinpoint as a catalyst for creativity in my mad childhood and adolescence, it is a memory of a person seeing in a different way. In the town in… Read More

Tom Darling – Featured IPA member

Bio I’ve had two passions in life.  Bikes and photography.  I got involved with motorcycles at an early age because they were cheaper than cars.  I got involved with photography working on the High School newspaper and Year Book.  After High School I joined the US Army and spent the next 20 years riding motorcycles and taking pictures all over the world. My only formal training in Photography was a correspondence course thru New York Institute of Photography.  Back then all military bases had a Photo Craft Shop.  Many had very well… Read More

Ana Franco – Featured IPA member

  Bio I am a Colombian mother of 3 beautiful children that moved to Miami in 1993…then I moved to Canada 7 years ago.  I never before had the opportunity to land my hands on a camera . The first time was when I met my husband when he taught me how to take pictures.  Having a camera in my hands for me is like writing a book… I love to capture the soul of  my images and express myself.  I love the idea of looking though the lens and being able to… Read More

Sallie Erichson – Featured IPA member

Bio I came to the realization, upon leaving New York City, that life was happening too fast to be captured in words. As I was leaving, and going in the direction of Europe, I desperately needed to freeze-frame the world I was leaving, and the one ahead of me. I borrowed a camera and my upstairs neighbor, photographer and painter, Fred Bell, gave me a crash course in photography. It was a totally emotional decision. My actual field was music, the piano. I studied piano, loved to teach, and was working for… Read More

Teo Kefalopoulos – Featured IPA member

Bio Teo Kefalopoulos lives in Alexandria, Greece.  He is a technologist of productive animals by profession and works in an animal feedstuff company as a sales supervisor.  He considers himself a photo enthusiast, having a noble passion for photography, mostly for the fine art aspect of it.  Photography came into his life around a year ago as a means to create his version of an alternative reality.  Each photo he takes represents a different story and becomes a distinctive part of his vision of a whole new personalized world.  It’s the difference… Read More

Mick Yates – Featured IPA member

Bio The best pictures tell an unfinished story, with a sense of place or personality – questions of what, where, when, how. I like to think that my photography, at its core, is always about telling this story. Or more correctly, it’s about conveying a portion of the story, a small moment in someone’s life that makes us ask questions about who they are, what they’re doing, what they’re thinking, and how they ended up in the photo. The photographer’s craft includes both the narration (the story) and the curation (the moment of… Read More

Milan Swolfs – Featured IPA member

  Bio   Milan Swolfs I am from Antwerp, Belgium and was born in 1986. I graduated in International Communication. In my daily life I work as an Online Marketing Manager and partly as a commercial self-employed photographer specialized in portrait and wedding photography with a touch of vintage. From my early childhood I traveled a lot thanks to my parents. That’s how I discovered the joy of photography, rather than buying souvenirs I captured them. I always focused on people rather then on landscapes. In 2013 I traveled to Japan and… 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