Sam Kwok – Featured IPA member

Capturing and working with females in portrait and glamour photography is not new for me but having recently posted my first blog, took me into another realm of life away from my day to day work as an executive in a legal firm.  This has truly inspired and given me a new meaning to my being.  As a person I am passionate for sophisticated instrumentation and fine engineering and this has really fueled my passion for photography.  Enjoying female portrait photography as an amateur, makes me really appreciate elegant work without any… Read More

Walter Schernstein – Featured IPA member

My name is Walter Schernstein. I am a photographer and I live in Germany, in the Ruhr area. I photograph as a photo-journalist and working on freely chosen projects. One of my projects is photography at dusk. The moment between the day and the night, the time of transition. The special lighting so creates new. Photography is a “door opener”, it allows me to explore my environment, through photography I learn. I learn people and know things that I otherwise would not have met. My free photographic work I exhibit in museums… Read More

Rery Irarto – Featured IPA member

As an entrepreneur in creative industries and also a musician in Indonesia, personally photography is a hobby that can improve creativity and a medium to sharpen our instincts to see the meaning of life aside from always be grateful for the greatness of God that given to the human race. I learned photographing autodidact. I started using DSLR cameras and then along with the development of technology, I used a smaller mirrorless camera and easy to carry, until finally I knew manual lens and particularly liked the results. In the end, my… Read More

Sture Enevoldsen – Featured IPA member

  Never seek for a good picture – you have to learn when it comes to you.  Therefore I try to always carry a camera. I am a married man with three children living in the northern part of Norway. I am not a photographer by living – just a serious amateur.  My favorite activity is walking on the mountains winter and summer. Often I go with my wife and I want to thank her for her patience. You often see her in front of my camera. For the last two years… Read More

Sandra & Willem Jonkers – Featured IPA members

Bio For a long time I’ve (Willem) had love for photography and owned a SLR for as long as I can remember. But I never took classes or did anything with it. Just for my holiday snap shots, so to speak. Late 2011, my wife Sandra wanted to take on a photography class and asked me if I would join her. That got us hooked from the very start. After a while experimenting with all kinds of photography we felt that this wasn’t going to cut it. We love our city (Rotterdam)… Read More

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