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

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

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

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

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

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