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

Christine Lentzou Selzer – Featured IPA member

Bio Christine Lentzou Selzer, specializes in freelance digital image making and photography, styling and professional make-up for film, TV and stage. She is also a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. Christine, was born in Athens Greece. She studied Psychology at the American College Deree in Athens, and subsequently went to London UK, where she studied professional make-up for stage, TV and Film at Greasepaint School of Professional make -up, Ealing Broadway – London. Christine also studied Fine Arts at Croydon College of Arts, London UK, including the basics in B&W film photography…. Read More

Cemal Sagnak – Featured IPA member

Bio Born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1966 and moved as an immigrant to Germany with his family in 1969 and living there since,  Cemal sees Germany as his home. Since more than 30 years he is working in the medical field, lately in Sales and Marketing Positions with extensive global travel activities which brought him to Street Photography. I started my interest in Photography with a birthday gift when I became 15 years old.  It was a Zeiss Ikon film camera and I had access to a well-equipped Photo-lab where I could… Read More

Thomas Woods – Featured IPA member

Bio   I grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota as the son of a WWII veteran of Colorado’s U.S. Army Tenth Mountain Division.  As a consequence, my older brother Bob and I spent a lot of time outdoors with our father, skiing, hiking and so on, all year round. I was not a big fan of my father’s favorite pastime of “bushwhacking” on skis or hiking through the woods or mountains all day long off-trail.  As a young boy, I have a vivid memory of hundreds of jackrabbits running across the highway… Read More

Rick Bronks – Featured IPA member

Bio   I hate the cliché of starting a bio with ‘I’ve been interested in photography since I can remember’. The problem is In my case it’s actually true – but it just took me a long time to realise it. I recently discovered a shot of me taking a selfie- I was probably around 7/8 years old. I think the camera is a 35mm Chinon rangefinder camera. My folks used this for all the family pics for years. It had a fixed lens – but was pretty much all manual.  I… Read More

Jonathan (Jono ) Slack – Featured IPA member

  Bio   I spent my childhood in St Ives, Cornwall during the 1950s and 60s. My father (Roger Slack) was a local doctor who arrived in 1947 and my parents quickly became involved in the artistic community; close friends included Barbara Hepworth, Patrick Heron, Tony O’Malley and Terry Frost and these were frequent visitors for dinner parties at our house outside St Ives. I started taking photographs at University, and continued; mostly with Contax SLR cameras, until, on a whim, in an airport in 2000 I bought an Olympus digital camera… Read More