The Author

Steven Vote

Internationally recognised and acclaimed, Steven Vote is a world class photographer, twice published author, fine artist and filmmaker.

Blurring the line between commerce and art; Steven's lush, rich and very distinct commercial imagery has appeared in magazines and on billboards across the globe. Steven's work has been featured in American Photo, PDN, Popular Photography, Applied Arts, and singled out by Graphis Photo Annual for exceptional imagery. He is a passionate and diligent fine artist, with collectors in North America and Europe.

After an advertising and editorial photography career of almost 20 years; living in Sydney, London, Paris and most recently, New York (his home for more than a decade) Steven Vote now lives with his young family in a very small town in Western Massachusetts.

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Eddy Archer

Eddy Archer is an experienced photographer who is passionate about black and white imagery, travel photography and post production. While he predominantly works locally with a variety of clients, he has also spent time overseas shooting personal work in places such as Burma, Vietnam, China, Italy and France.

Eddy has completed a Bachelor of Media Studies (in design/photography) and continues to undertake further self-directed and structured education while working. This is in the pursuit of continuous professional development.

Eddy shoots in both digital and film and collects analogue cameras in his spare time.

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George Seper

Internationally respected, George Seper has been photographing food for over 30 years. He is the longest continuous contributor to Vogue Entertaining and Travel, who recently commissioned him to photograph their 30th Anniversary cover among other features.

His list of clients include the best advertising agencies and magazines worldwide. He has won prestigious awards including the gold and silver folio awards and has images represented in the photographic collection of National Galleries across the world. George is currently photographing a series of cookbooks for Murdoch Books.

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Stephen Power

Stephen Power is an award-winning photographer, with more than 30 year’s experience in editorial and commercial photography.

His recent clients include: Tourism Ireland, Bord Bia (Irish Food Authority), Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, The Irish Times, The Sunday Times Travel Supplement (UK), Dorling Kindersley Travel Guides (UK) and Johnson Press International. Stephen has also appeared on national Irish TV talking about his photography work.

He holds a Masters Degree in Education from the South bank University, London and has many years experience of teaching adults - at all skill levels of photography and digital imaging - from beginner to experienced photographer.

Stephen won the Guru Award for excellence in Photoshop (photography category) from the American National Association of Photoshop Professionals and has been a member of the National Union of Journalists in the UK and Ireland since 1982.

He was recently appointed Associate Editor of the long-established and very popular F2 Freelance Photographer magazine.

Stephen’s latest photography book “Traditional Notes: A Celebration of Irish Music and Musicians” was published by The Liffey Press (Dublin).

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David Goldman

David Goldman’s professional career began in 1994 when he left his hometown Toronto for Los Angeles. For 12 years David worked with the biggest record labels and television companies around such as Warner Brothers. During this time he created a body of iconic and memorable imagery for music, advertising and celebrity clientele. David’s captivating work features artists from Madonna to Muse, Blink 182 to Maynard James Keenan.

With his move to New York in 2005 David shifted his focus towards travel and advertising work, though he still enjoys the high fashion photography he shoots for the Look-A-Like TV series he recently hosted. One glance at his website attests to David’s extraordinary talent in his chosen field.

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Interview 1

Interview 2

Francesco Carovillano

Francesco's photography journey started right here as a student of The Photography Institute.

Today he is a professional photographer specialising in travel and landscape photography.

After 8 years working with still and motion pictures on movies and video-games as animator in several european capitals, he relocated in Paris and moved into full-time photography.

He works for high-end travel photography agencies and gives photography classes between his trips.

His images are regularly published in travel magazines such as National Geographic.

He is also the founder and author of ViewFinder Book the new series of interactive books about photography composition. (www.viewfinderbook.com)

Francesco's website: www.emporoslight.com

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