Our local ambassadors are highly skilled technical photographers who excel not only in practicing their craft, but also in passing on their passion for photography to others.
If you’re looking to pursue your own passion, discover new disciplines, or learn more about Phase One equipment, they are the most valuable local resource to tap into. Follow their projects, reach out for advice or join their events below.
Andrei is an award-winning photographer based in Los Angeles, but with a huge thirst for travel. Having already visited over 80 countries and hating to stand still, both literally and creatively, Andrei is always on the lookout for his next challenge, be it a new technique, a new way of capturing a subject or a new technology he can use to produce a different look and style. Clients include Nike, McLaren Automotive, Richard Mille and National Geographic to name a few.
Learn from Andrei: dumanworkshops.com
Andrew Latreille is fortunate to spend his days immersed in taking photographs of significant pieces of architecture that shape people’s lives. Formally trained as an architect, Andrew works with an international clientele of contemporary architectural firms, showcasing their projects in clean and concise compositions that highlight the atmosphere and tactile qualities of their designs. His photographs are regularly published in leading editorials and can be seen helping the architects win international competitions and awards.
The Icon by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Tree House by Gates-Suter Architects
Langara College Science & Technology Building by Teeple Architects
MNP Tower by Kohn Pedersen Fox
University of British Columbia Exchange Residences by Dialog
Prom Views House by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Bella Kotak is a fine art, fashion and portrait photographer living and working in between the US and the UK. Inspired by fairytales and nature, Bella’s storytelling pictures lift the veil of the overlooked and reminds us that there’s magic in the most ordinary of spaces, and beauty in every face. Her work has been featured in exhibitions in New York, London, and Paris, and she is often a speaker in renowned conventions around the world, as most recently at Adobe Max in LA.
Learn from Bella: www.bellakotakphotography.com/edu
Geoff is an established fashion and commercial photographer living in Singapore. His beginnings as a still life photographer set the foundations for his approach to photography. In still life, light is the crucial element to bringing life to an object: a kind of magic that fascinates Geoff to this day, when he’s a master of lighting.
He is actively involved in photography projects and seminars through which he shares his experience and vision. He has started a mentorship program called 2.0, and a photographers community called Raw.
Michael Muller is an award-winning celebrity and advertising photographer from Los Angeles. His celebrity portraits of Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson and hundreds of others have graced the pages of some of the biggest publications in the world. Michael is also one of the top key-art photographers in the business, with credits ranging from Sons of Anarchy to all the Iron Man movies, Spider-Man, The Avengers, or the X-Men movies. He developed his own iPhone app – Mullerphoto – to help users edit their photos in his iconic style, and launched Photoschool.com, an online photo-teaching site.
Learn from Michael: www.photoschool.com
Minghua Zhou is a landscape and wildlife photographer based in Shanghai, China. He spends most of his time traveling around the world and shooting his favorite subjects, animals and birds. Although medium format is not traditionally the technology of choice for wildlife shooters, Minghua loves the challenge of capturing his eluding subjects with the Phase One. Minghua Zhou is a Phase One council member of Shanghai’s Xing Guang and a PSA honorable member.
Contact Minghua on WeChat at wxid_139uhk8rqiat11.
Leila Jeffreys is an acclaimed Australian contemporary artist. She is best known for visceral and mysterious images of birds that explore and subvert the traditions of portraiture. Her avian subjects are photographed at human scale with a startling attention to colour, line, form and composition. In close collaboration with conservationists, ornithologists and sanctuaries, Leila finds her subjects and travels the world to photograph them in intimate studio setups. Leila has exhibited in galleries around the globe, published an award winning book, featured in many high end publications and has attracted high profile art collectors over the years.
Peter Eastway is an Australian photographer known internationally for his landscape photography and creative use of post-production. A practising professional, he shoots editorially (mainly for Better Photography magazine) and works selectively in advertising and portraiture. Peter’s work has been published and exhibited internationally over the past 40 years. He was the author of the Lonely Planet’s Guide to Landscape Photography. His photography has featured on the cover of the Lonely Planet’s guide to Australia, in articles in the Qantas inflight magazine, and in an international Apple television commercial. And he has worked with Phase One researching and promoting its high-end medium format cameras and Capture One raw processing software.
Steven Friedman is a fine art landscape photographer from Salt Spring Island, B.C., Canada. A Master Fine Art printer, Steven creates fine art for collectors and galleries, his work being currently displayed in over 100 corporate collections. Steven’s style of intimate fine art landscape photography is characterized by careful compositions of nature at its purest. His approach is to capture untouched natural beauty, and he does not believe in any manipulation of his images.
Vieri Bottazzini is an internationally acclaimed Fine Art landscape photographer based in Italy and working all over Europe and the US. Passionate about the Earth and its beauty, Vieri’s photography has been described as “a poetic journey in landscapes of endless beauty, landscapes he could capture the inner spirit of, by going past their mere appearance in an aesthetic voyage of discovery of our planet’s deepest nature”, and his work is regularly published on various magazines and travel guides. Convinced that a photograph truly lives only when printed, Vieri’s large format Fine Art prints have been featured in solo exhibitions and are part of several private collections. A lifelong believer in the fundamental importance of sharing knowledge, Vieri is an expert, inspiring and passionate teacher, a prolific and trusted writer, and is much in demand as an adjudicator.
Learn from Vieri: www.vieribottazziniworkshops.com