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Light has fascinated Richard W. J. Koh since childhood. He considers photography a mystical art where “one harvests light which comes from above”.
In 2003, despite having a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering, he made a mid-career switch from R&D engineering to photography and was featured in the TV programme 'Career Blueprints' (2007).
With photographs exhibited in Singapore, Dhaka and New York, Richard has received awards from international photography competitions. In 2011, he recently represented Singapore in exhibiting ten photographs at the ASEAN Day photo exhibition in Bangkok. He recently received two First Places and two Honourable Mentions at the International Photography Awards 2011 (by the Lucie Foundation).
His corporate clients have ranged from the Government to multinational corporations, and his editorial work has appeared in Reader's Digest Asia, the Discovery Channel Magazine and Aerospace Singapore.
He now runs Singapore-based Amaranthine Photos.
Hamburg-based Barbara Dombrowski is an established people and landscape photographer. She works around the globe for international clients and editorial projects. Over recent years she has been documenting humans and climate change, with awe-inspiring images of Greenland and an expedition to Ecuador along the Amazon to "the lung of the world“.
Clients include BMW, Deutsche Bank, Telekom, 1&1, Siemens, Swarovski, Volivic, UNICEF, and many more.
Her exhibitions include 2004 - 2008 Die Liebe der Matrosen and 2000 - 2002 Soneros / Buena Vista Social Club, Cuba.
Barbara is represented in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by PAM-Mirjam Böhm.
Demetrio Carrasco is an adventurer, a traveler and a nature lover. He has been around dozens of countries capturing the essence of the people, places and landscapes for the last 20 years. He speaks six languages fluently, which has helped him to get very close to the people and to understand their cultures far better. His passion for mountain climbing led him to the highest peaks in the world and in 2002 he reached the summit of Mount Everest.
Based in London and Mexico, Demetrio is constantly traveling and has all sorts of clients, mainly luxury hotels and publications. His work has appeared in advertising campaigns for companies like American Express, in more than 40 books that are still published worldwide, and in countless magazines such as National Geographic Traveller.
"I could say that what made me a photographer was my first road trip to Africa with my friends. But it was my time as a photographer with UNESCO (1994-2002) which definitely gave me the experience and maturity. I did assignments in over 30 countries, including Russia, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Iran, Pakistan, Colombia, Sweden, Indonesia and Japan.
"Coinciding with this phase I moved to Brazil where I had the opportunity to photograph much of the country and develop my work as a photographer of architecture, interiors and advertising.
"I signed a contract with Corbis and Lonely Planet to represent my photos around the world, while back in Spain I continued my work in advertising, nature and architecture. In 2005 I was hired for a campaign tour of Istanbul.
"In 2007 an agreement was reached with the government of Guatemala to sponsor a personal project to portray Mayan ruins at night. As a result of this work I did the same in Panama and Honduras. Since September 2011 I've been living in Sao Paulo, where I continue to produce images for Corbis and Lonely Planet, such as the latest Lonely Planet Barcelona."
Clients and campaigns include National Geographic Online, National Geographic Traveller, Istanbul Office of Tourism, Guatemalan Institute of Tourism, Honduras Tourism, Panama Tourism, Tourism Office of Jaén, Spain, Madrid Tourism, Kuwait Oil Company and McCann Erikson.
Piers discovered his calling in life at the age of 13, whilst photographing skateboarders for fun. He carried on skateboarding – but more importantly taking pictures at every given opportunity.
Piers is now a regular contributor for Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Telegraph Ultratravel, CNN Traveller, and also works directly with tourist boards and hotel groups worldwide. He has worked with clients on global travel assignments, shooting advertising, reportage, travel and portraiture. This has given him a profound understanding of image creation and composition, combined with valuable practical experience. After 20 years of image making, Piers is still fascinated and enthralled by the picture taking process.
Piers has been nominated twice for International Colour Awards prestigious Photography Masters Cup (2007 and 2010).
This year Piers has travelled to assignments in Amsterdam, Languedoc, Nice, Southern Tunisia, Jordan, Puglia, Sicily and Hastings. Piers has just returned from Amman, Jordan with 1400 new images to edit.
Reinhard Eisele is a certified designer, photographer and book author. Various photography assignments have led him around the world: he has worked as an expedition photographer on Sumatra and Borneo, has taken fashion photos on Hawaii, and sports photos in the Caribbean. His customer references include advertising agencies, sports and fashion companies, tourism businesses, automobile manufacturers, airlines, publishing houses, and many others. His photos are represented by international picture agencies and have been published in magazines and newspapers such as Stern, Spiegel, Merian, GEO-Saison, GEO, National Geographic, Fotomagazin, Photographie, Bunte, Zeit, NZZ, FAZ and many more.
Calendars featuring various geographic topics are issued on a regular basis. Reinhard Eisele has published over 30 coffee-table books for renowned publishers on many countries, such as the USA, India, Hawaii, Engadine, Tuscany, Bali and Upper Bavaria, to name just a few. His specialised photography books on landscape, architecture, nature and travel photography have also been translated into Chinese. Many of his nature shots are purchased by private collectors, companies and institutes as large-sized fine art prints.
Furthermore, Reinhard Eisele is the founder and owner of both picture agencies eisele-photos and project-photos.
Specialising in high quality travel and travel-related photography in some of the world's leading destinations, SIMEphoto's portfolio is particularly strong in southern Europe with one of the finest library of contemporary Italian travel pictures available anywhere.
Constantly striving to present inspiring collections, the company believes that quality and creativity are of paramount importance in photography. SIMEphoto is proud to present the work of dedicated professional photographers, each of them committed to providing some of the best contemporary travel photography available.
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Photos featured in this Spotlight depict authentic situations, real images, and real people. Real journeys.
Hamburg - Bejing: Till Leeser :
Hamburg - Bejing: Till Leeser :
Till Leeser is based in Hamburg and shoots international campaigns for premium brands such as BMW, Audi, GM, Stihl and Carpe Diem, among others.
He believes in the message behind a photo, planning very precisely and relying on good teamwork to achieve his aims.
Till loves purity in his work, despite using worldwide locations to create opulent narrative backdrops.
It says it all that in China they call him "Master of Light and Photography".
Germany-based photographer Tom Nagy is known for his epic, large scale photography. He is a member of AOP and BFF and has been decorated with numerous awards such as ADC, AOP, BFF and Communication Arts. He loves to travel around the world for global clients including Swiss, Adobe, HSBC, Intel, Zurich and many others.
The images featured in this Spotlight were produced for GEO magazine and HSBC, as well two personal series shot in Italy and Singapore.
He is represented in Germany by Marlene Ohlsson and in the US by Michael Ash.